November 11, 2016

Eutopia - noun, 

1. a place in which human society, natural conditions, etc., are so ideally perfect that there is complete contentment.

After 215,603 miles the big green fishing machine expi...

September 27, 2016

By the end of my first week back in work I was ready for some fishing again. During my 2 weeks leave from work I’d had something like 12 nights on the bank at three different venues and although it was enjoyable and I’d caught my fair share of big fish I must say I adm...

September 20, 2016

I hope you enjoy my tales from the riverbank and as you may have gathered, I'm a keen angler and enjoy getting out fishing as often as I can. I live in Merseyside but can often be found lurking on a riverbank somewhere in Derbyshire or Staffordshire with Chub, and Barb...

September 18, 2016

Part 1 - Tidal Trent Sutton

My two weeks leave from work were off to a flyer with a birthday weekend PB of 12lb 8oz from the river Dove at 6am on the Sunday morning. I travelled home the next day to restock the tackle and food and headed off to the tidal Trent on the Ba...

September 6, 2016

Hook Bait Co. owner Darren McCann has recently tweaked the mix on the already successful Spicy Fish Pro range which has already helped put a significant number of specimen fish on the bank so far this season. Darren said “I have added Atlantic Salmon to it plus a coupl...

September 2, 2016

Bank holiday, Friday evening on the M6? No not for me I've been stuck in stationary traffic too many times previously so I decided to stay home and head down to the Dove the next day.

A fortuitous decision as it turned out and after a leisurely hour and fifteen min...

August 26, 2016

I settled into a spot that looked quite promising when we first had a look a couple of weeks ago, it was basically a cattle drink and I fancied it as my best chance given the still, low and clear conditions.

I cast out both rods around 10:30pm and got the...

August 12, 2016

This week I met up with a fine group of barbel catchers in a Derbyshire village pub for a spot of lunch followed by an afternoon into evening session on the river Dove.

I traveled down after work on the Friday to find my intended peg taken which was a shame as I'd...

August 4, 2016

I'd arranged to meet Bruce on the beat I'd been doing well on however after pulling into the car park I met a very despondent Bruce who'd walked most of the stretch. It had been raining and he came back to load his barrow sporting two very soggy feet, topped off by a f...

July 26, 2016

You may recall that back in March a group of us took part in the Lee Swords charity fish-in on the Trent and that due to extremely poor conditions (or angling ability) no fish of any worth were caught however we did manage to raise over £12K which helped towards sendin...

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