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07/05/2014 - It Will Soon be That Magic Day Again

A summer chub


07/05/2014 - It Will Soon be That Magic Day Again

A River Wye barbel


07/05/2014 - It Will Soon be That Magic Day Again

Some bait flavours and glugs I will have in my bait bucket


01/05/2014 - Shakespeare and Co

Chef Joseph Gomes with James assistant supervisor


08/03/2014 - 2lb 8 ounce Roach from the Avon at Britford

Charlie with 2lb 8 ounce Avon roach


28/02/2014 - Roach catch from Avon at Britford

5 X 2lb plus roach


12/02/2014 - Nine Chub and a Lost Salmon

My best chub of the session


21/12/2013 - Chub Love Lone Angler Sausage Sizzle

5-10-0 chub


15/12/2013 - 8 year old Gwinn Steen's queenfish

queenfish


13/12/2013 - 6Lb 7ounce River Ribble Chub on Lone angler sausage sizzle flavoured crust

My 22nd chub over 6lbs in past five years from various rivers


24/05/2013 - June 16th That Magic Day

Pic 6 My double sided rake has proved a winner.


24/05/2013 - June 16th That Magic Day

Pic 2 I chose the middle spomb


24/05/2013 - 16 th June That Magic Day

Pic 3 Phil Chun with his big bream


24/05/2013 - 16th June That Magic Day

Pic 4 Phil Chun with one of his big carp


24/05/2013 - June 16th That Magic Day

pic 5 Pallatrax natural mussels are a winner, just rehydrate for a few minutes in water, some talk about flavouring. I don't think it's needed.


24/05/2013 - June 16th That Magic Day

Pic 1 Quill float line and hook on a cardboard holder


02/03/2013 - A Brace of Five Pounders and a Barbel for my pupil

My best chub at 5lb 2 ounces


02/03/2013 - A Brace of Five Pounders and a Barbel for my pupil

Kevin with his first barbel at 9lbs 4 ounces


25/02/2013 - 500 mile round trip for 1 chub but still worth the effort

1 bite for 1 chub of 5lb 8 ounces


15/02/2013 - Go One Step Further and Increase Your Results

Top angling writer Tony Miles on the Wasing fishery of the River Kennet for the launch of Lone Angler


15/02/2013 - Go One Step Further and Increase Your Results

Interviewing Simon Pomeroy of Pallatrax


10/02/2013 - A Hard Weeks Angling

My only fish of the week


10/02/2013 - A Hard Weeks Angling

The locking clip on the Lone Angler landing net handle


27/01/2013 - The Lone Angler

What a delightful logo for Lone Angler


27/01/2013 - 500 mile round trip for Chub and Perch

My best chub 5-8-0


27/01/2013 - 500 mile round trip for Chub and Perch

A brace of 3lb perch


19/12/2012 - A Very Special Day

With my award


01/12/2012 - A Red Letter Session with Barbel

Chris Green with his 12-2-0 barbel


01/12/2012 - A Red Letter Session with Barbel

My best fish at 11-4-0


01/12/2012 - A Red Letter Session with Barbel

The footpath along the river Kennet was like a fast flowing stream


11/10/2012 - I Made the Mistake of Not Trying Hard Enough

The cane and pin gang


11/10/2012 - I Made the Mistake of Not Trying Hard Enough

Jay Preece enjoying his 40th birthday present on the River Kennet


01/10/2012 - Ribble Chub On The Feed

My best chub caught on crust wrapped in cheese paste


25/09/2012 - Fisherman's Emporium

Proprietor John Farey reading a famous 'BB' book Confessions of a carp Fisher


25/09/2012 - Fisherman's Emporium

President of the Lure Anglers Club Chris Leibbrandt admires one of several pike on display


25/09/2012 - Fisherman's Emporium

Wigan angler Dave Foster admires a big barbel


25/09/2012 - Fisherman's Emporium

Some of the many float collections on display



25/09/2012 - Fisherman's Emporium


Another fine display


18/01/2012 - Chub Went on a Feeding Spree

Dave Foster with PB chub 5lb 4 ounces


15/01/2012 - Chub Went on a Feeding Spree

6lb 1ounce chub on crust


23/09/2011 - Redmire its still a Paradise

Natures Choice Resturant


21/09/2011 - Skipton Tackle and Gun Shop

Martin James cutting the ribbon then declaring the premises open.


22/08/2011 - Redmire its still a Paradise

Dave Whyte on the Dam at Redmire Pool


22/08/2011 - Redmire its still a Paradise

Martin on the dam rail at Redmire Pool


03/07/2011 - Kid's Go Fishing With The Army

Josh Taylor with his best tench at 3-8-0 Incidentally the best ever fish caught since the scheme started


18/05/2011 - Redmire

From the the dam


18/05/2011 - Redmire

A view from the western bank


14/04/2011 - Chub and more chub

Author with 5-10-0 Kennet chub


14/04/2011 - Chub and more chub

Stuart Harris with his PB chub of 5-10-0


14/04/2011 - Kennet and Loddon

A nice barbel from Woolhampton beat on the Wasing water of the Kennet


14/04/2011 - Kennet and Loddon

Another illegale Immigrant


14/04/2011 - Trials and Tribulation of Buying a Second-hand Car

Matthew Burns senior mechanic at Perrys of Clitheroe


14/04/2011 - Trials and Tribulation of Buying a Second-hand Car

Salesman Jon Spence at Perrys of Clitheroe


14/04/2011 - Trials and Tribulation of Buying a Second-hand Car

Jake Chadwick business manager at Perrys of Clitheroe


14/04/2011 - Trials and Tribulation of Buying a Second-hand Car

Perrys of Clitheroe


14/04/2011 - Fishing in the United Arab Emirates

The Le Meridien Al Aqua hotel in Fujairah


14/04/2011 - Fishing in the United Arab Emirates

I can never catch too many of these great fish, Dorado are the perfect fish for the salwater fly angler


14/04/2011 - Report calls for national campaign to protect recreational fishing

A group of anglers who are trying to protect their fishing


01/01/2011 - Chub and Barbel from the Kennet

5-8-0 chub caught on cheese paste


14/12/2010 - It's Been a Tough Couple of Weeks

A Brace of Kennet Chub


17/09/2010 - Mr Nice Guy Captures a Big Mirror

Lyndon Barrett pictured with his big carp of 55lb 8 ozs from Wasing Cranwells Lake


19/06/2010 - A Brace of 5lb Chub to Start the Season

Author with chub of 5-2-0 5-14-0


29/12/2009 - Despite The Cold - I Caught Some Christmas Chub

5-3-0 Christmas Chub


27/11/2009 - A Young Boys First Fish- Tony Bedford

Young James with his first fish


31/10/2009 - The Malteser Method Proves a Winner

The author with a 6-7-0 chub


21/10/2009 - Itís been a Good Week on the Rivers

Will Carter with a 12-8-0 Kennet barbel


21/10/2009 - Itís been a Good Week on the Rivers

Mark Cannon with an Avon chub


21/10/2009 - It's been a Good Week on the Rivers

Martin with a 10-13-0 River Loddon Barbel


29/06/2009 - Big Brace of Summer Chub and a Huge Barbel for Comedian

Phil Cool with his barbel 14-15-0


29/06/2009 - Big Brace of Summer Chub and a Huge Barbel for Comedian

Phil Cool with a 6-7-0 chub


29/06/2009 - Big Brace of Summer Chub and a Huge Barbel for Comedian

Phil playing his guitar


20/03/2009 - Weed Rakes

Weed Rakes


26/02/2009 - Its Now Time To Get Out On The Rivers

Danny Collins 13-8-0 barbel


26/02/2009 - Its Now Time To Get Out On The Rivers

Martin's Kennet barbel at 11-14-0


26/02/2009 - Its Now Time To Get Out On The Rivers

Lyndon Barrett's Stunning Redmire Carp


15/02/2009 - Prospects Great For The Week Commencing Sunday 15th February

Brendan Ince chub of 6-2-0


15/02/2009 - Prospects Great For The Week Commencing Sunday 15th February

Mick Holgate chub 5-6-0


15/02/2009 - Prospects Great For The Week Commencing Sunday 15th February

Martin James 8-10-0 barbel


04/11/2008 - An Interesting Week with Chub and Barbel

Interviewing Mark Lloyd left of the picture at the launch of the Angling Trust


04/11/2008 - An Interesting Week with Chub and Barbel

Matthew Fisher of Grauvell UK being interviewed for At The Waters Edge programme on BBC Radio Lancashire at the Tackle and Guns show


04/11/2008 - An Interesting Week with Chub and Barbel

Hugh Miles who filmed Catching the Impossible being interviewed by Martin James


04/11/2008 - An Interesting Week with Chub and Barbel

Colin Colley with a 12-13-0 barbel caught from the Wasing Syndicate water on the River Kennet Bait was sausage meat


04/11/2008 - An Interesting Week with Chub and Barbel

Chris Bates from Essex paid £350-00 to the ACA auction for a day with me on the River Kennet his best chub weighed 5-14-0


04/11/2008 - An Interesting Week with Chub and Barbel

This 11lb barbel caught on sausage meat would not have been caught if I hadn't been holding the rod, the bite was no more than a slight twitch as given by a crayfish.


04/11/2008 - Roach and Perch Fishing the River Wye

Brendan Ince with a good River Wye roach weighing 1-6-0 caught on legered crust


15/08/2008 - I Donít Always Use Bread

These work for tench


31/07/2008 - A Brace of Good Fish

2lb 2 ounce rudd


22/06/2008 - Wasn't It Good - A New Season

Sam Probart with Common Carp


10/05/2008 - Trout Fishing in Ross-shire

Roger Dowsett with a nicely marked brown trout


10/05/2008 - Trout Fishing in Ross-shire

Martin James with a vividly marked brown trout from Loch Eye


10/05/2008 - Trout Fishing in Ross-shire

Guide Roger Dowsett


18/03/2008 - The End of My 65th Season

Will Carter with 6-10-0 Kennet chub


18/03/2008 - The End of My 65th Season

Dave Millers perch


18/03/2008 - The End of My 65th Season

Jon King with PB barbel 11-4-0


18/03/2008 - The End of My 65th Season

Martin James with his 20th 3lb perch of the season


13/02/2008 - Red Letter Day for Pensioner on the Kennet

Ron Jackson with 6lb chub


13/02/2008 - Red Letter Day for Pensioner on the Kennet

Ron Jackson with his 9-6-0 barbel


18/01/2008 - Some Great Days on the Wasing Syndicate Water

Despite the rain and flood water fish can be caught


10/01/2008 - A Great Chub from the River Hull

Paul Towers Chub


06/01/2008 - Double Figure Barbel from River Colne

Dave Ouseley 11-2-0 barbel


24/12/2007 - Back in the United Arab Emirates for my Fly Fishing Academy

Chris with Tuna


24/12/2007 - ***

A sight like this gets you excited


24/12/2007 - ***

Eton with a queen fish


12/12/2007 - Is This A New River Record Perch?

Richard with his super perch of 3-10-0


12/12/2007 - River Aire Bream

Richard with a 5-8-0 bream


10/12/2007 - Mutton Snappers are Tough Fighters

Hooked up to a snapper


10/12/2007 - ***

Top guide Mark Hyde


10/12/2007 - ***

Dave Jones with a good bonefish


24/11/2007 - A Brace of 3lb Perch

This perch was caught on 3 lobworms


14/10/2007 - Chub and Barbel on the River Wye

Martin Salisbury with a chub of 5-10-0


14/10/2007 - ***

Not the biggest barbel l have caught, but the best looking fish


13/10/2007 - Meeting with a Giant of Carp Fishing

Eddie Price at Redmire


26/08/2007 - Another Good Weeks Angling

Will Carter with 5-15-0 tench


26/08/2007 - Another Good Weeks Angling

Another 3lb plus perch


29/07/2007 - Its Been A Busy Week Though I Did Catch A Brace of 3lb Plus Perch

3-6-0 Perch on float fished lobworm


16/07/2007 - Well Done Brendan Ince of Blackburn

9-15-0 Ribble barbel


12/07/2007 - Double Figure Barbel from River Kennet

10-4-0 Barbel


07/07/2007 - Pallington Lakes

15-8-0 common carp on 4lb line float fishing using corn as bait


30/06/2007 - River Kennet barbel catch

Will Carter with his 9-9-0 fish


30/06/2007 - Perch catch from gravel pit

3-13-0 perch on float fished lobworm


30/06/2007 - Tench fishing in Berkshire

6-4-0 tench best of the week


26/04/2007 - World Class Saltwater Spin and Fly Fishing

Tarpon on the fly


26/04/2007 - *

A Giant Permit


26/04/2007 - ***

Cassi Johnson's permit


26/04/2007 - ***

Some of the staff L-R Claudia, Anna, Bernadett, Betty, Rose and Martha


26/04/2007 - ***

Poling the flats On the pole Mark Hyde who is guiding David Jones


22/03/2007 - ***

A good permit from Turneffe


16/03/2007 - Itís the end of a great season

The flooded river Kennet


16/03/2007 - ***

John Bodsworth with a Kennet barbel of 11-4-0


22/02/2007 - Big Chub for Lincolnshire Angler

Barry Coombs with his 5-8-0 chub


21/02/2007 - A Great Few Days on the Kennet Feb 07

My 53rd double


19/01/2007 - Another Great Barbel Fishing Session on the Kennet Jan 07

Howard Mortimer with a personal best chub of 5-12-0


19/01/2007 - ***

This fish equal's my personal best barbel at 12-7-0


12/01/2007 - Make the Most of our Bank High Rivers

Martin Salisbury with his 8-12-0 barbel


31/12/2006 - Christmas Week in the Countryside

My best chub at 5-3-0


31/12/2006 - ***

My best perch at 2-6-0


31/12/2006 - ***

Manor of Cadland Shooting Party


20/12/2006 - Despite Drop in Temperatures - Chub and Barbel Were Feeding

My 40th Double figure barbel


20/12/2006 - ***

Will Carter with his 8-8-0 barbel


12/12/2006 - Floods and Storm Force Winds get the Barbel Feeding

Another nice double


25/10/2006 - A Perch Fishing Session

A 3-7-0 Kennet Perch


25/10/2006 - ***

Ewan Turner with his 2lb perch from the river Kennet


28/09/2006 - The delightful river Frome

I can often tempt a brown trout from this small bay


26/09/2006 - Grayling from the river Frome

A 2-8-0 grayling


26/09/2006 - Another Frome grayling

What a delightful fish is the grayling


26/09/2006 - A nice from grayling

Martin Salisbury with his personal best grayling at 2lbs


12/09/2006 - Britain's Biggest Common Carp

Tony Ashworth with his big carp


20/08/2006 - River Frome Grayling

One of the many grayling I caught from the Frome


20/08/2006 - River Frome Grayling Fishing

The tackle I used to make my best catch of grayling


20/08/2006 - River Kennet

L - R Paul Smythe and Anthony Morris with his 7-8-0 barbel


20/08/2006 - Pallington Lakes Dorset

Kate and her big Eel


20/08/2006 - River Frome at Pallington

This area on the river Frome is the home of a big grayling


16/03/2006 - Kennet Barbel

John King with his end of season barbel


06/03/2006 - 20lb Plus Carp From Half Frozen Lake

Nina's Big Carp


15/01/2006 - Kennet Chub

6-8-0 chub caught on crust


06/01/2006 - Ribble Barbel

Dave Pickering with his 11-4-0 barbel


04/01/2006 - Chub

Chef's best chub


26/12/2005 - Personal Best Bream

Martin with his 5-4-0 bream


22/12/2005 - Winter Caught Bream and Carp

Kevin with his 14-6-0 winter caught bream


15/11/2005 - Fun in the sun in Fujairah

One of my many bonito


15/11/2005 - ***

Wayne on the right with AJ and one of AJ's dorado


15/11/2005 - Fun in the sun in Fujairah

A great sports fish on a fly rod


15/11/2005 - ***

A party of flyfishers return to the marina


14/11/2005 - ***

Sailfish on traffic roundabout in the UAE


14/11/2005 - ***

A young camel spotted alongside the road


14/11/2005 - ***

A heron hunts for breakfast


14/11/2005 - ***

My 2 guides Wayne and Roger


14/11/2005 - ***

Water taxi's The Abra's on Dubai Creek.


20/10/2005 - Meatball Wizard

Jan with his 3-2-0 chub


16/10/2005 - First double Zander from River Severn

Phil with his best Zander


07/10/2005 - An introduction to Le Mťridien Al Aqah Beach Resort

A stunning view


07/10/2005 - Double figure Barbel from Bristol Avon

Phil Chun with his 12-4-0 barbel


06/10/2005 - Huge Bream From Wasings Shalford Lake

Phil Chun with a bream of 15-6-0


01/10/2005 - Saltwater Fishing the New England States

Martin with a 22lb bass


01/10/2005 - ***

A good Albie


01/10/2005 - ***

Thomas and Thomas sponsored Captain Jim White The best guide you will find on Rhode Island


01/10/2005 - ***

Gene Matteson playing a striper


01/10/2005 - ***

One of the many bluefish caught on a fly


01/10/2005 - ***

David Jones with a lure caught bluefish


01/10/2005 - ***

Captain Dixon Merkt lands another striper


01/10/2005 - Catch of Crucians for Pallatrax Man

Paul and his 3lb 6 ounce Crucian carp


28/09/2005 - Army Carp Fishing Championships

The Winning team Phil Chun and partner Gary Pearson


15/09/2005 - Boys First Carp

Jan with his carp


15/09/2005 - Tench fishing

A good tench


15/09/2005 - ***

Spodding gear


04/09/2005 - Not a pretty sight.

This could kill all our fish


30/08/2005 - Once again the EA didn't do anything to help keep these fry safe.

Some of the dead fry


24/08/2005 - Effluent

Effluent on the river Aire near Skipton picture taken 24th August 2005


24/08/2005 - ***

Effluent on the river Aire near Skipton picture taken 23rd August 2005


21/08/2005 - Big Perch

Norman Unwin with a 3-12-0 Kennet & Avon canal perch. Norman can often be seen in Crownmead Angling Centre Thatcham Berks


07/08/2005 - 155lb Catfish


Martin Salisbury with his 155lb catfish. Martin is the one wearing the shirt.


07/08/2005 - 5lb Eel from Pallington Lakes Dorset

Simon Tarrant a Community Nursing Team Leader for Hampshire Partnership NHS Trust pictured with a 5lb eeel


05/08/2005 - Another Big Fish for Bait Maker

Phil Chun with his 29lb 2ounce carp


23/07/2005 - Mullet caught on bread

My personal best mullet of 6lbs


11/07/2005 - Big Bream From Wasing Shalford Fishery

Phil Chun of Cotswold Baits Creations with his 14-8-0 bream


25/06/2005 - Carp on a fly rod

Stephen Collins and his fly caught carp


24/06/2005 - The tench is a fish of summer dawns

I caught many tench like this one from Rainbow Lake


24/06/2005 - Common carp

Float fished sweet corn tempted this fish


24/06/2005 - A corner of Rainbow Lake

A top swim for tench


24/06/2005 - One of six double figure bream

My personal best bream of 11-14-0


08/06/2005 - Another good fish on a Tock Special from Cotswold Bait creations

Phil Chum with his 10lb 2ounce tench


03/06/2005 - On the Enborne

Casting the fly


03/06/2005 - On the Enborne

The fly floats downstream to the feeding trout


03/06/2005 - On the Enborne

Its a perfect drift as the fish takes the fly


03/06/2005 - On the Enborne

"Hooked"


03/06/2005 - On the Enborne

The rod takes the strain


03/06/2005 - On the Enborne

Its in the net


03/06/2005 - On the Enborne

My reward just before its release


02/06/2005 - Pictures from from the Deerfield

Trevor Bross changing flies


02/06/2005 - Fly fishing is fun

Trevor nets a good trout


02/06/2005 - I fished a dry fly

Martin nets a good brown trout


02/06/2005 - Its a tailwater river

The Deerfield River at Hopperfield


02/06/2005 - The river bank was all shades of green

The bottom of Maple Pool


02/06/2005 - Lots of wildlife on the river

The Beavers do a lot of damage, sadly they cannot be culled, so they are now out of control.


02/05/2005 - Big Carp From Cotswolds

Phil Chum of Cotswold Bait Creations with his 37-2-0 carp


16/04/2005 - Not A Trout But I Wasn't Going To Complain

A lovely looking Kennet perch


16/04/2005 - Looking for Trout

Stephen Collins of Hungerford


15/03/2005 - 3lb Perch

A 3lb perch caught on a Black Magic fly which can be seen hanging from the mouth


15/03/2005 - Perch

A Brace of Three Pounders


15/03/2005 - A Personal Best Perch

My 3lb 11 ounce perch


04/03/2005 - Another good Chub

My second 6lb plus chub in two weeks from the Wasing Fishery on the river Kennet


18/02/2005 - 6lb 2ounce Chub

My 6lb 2ounce chub caught on bread flake from the Wasing Fishery on the River Kennet


13/02/2005 - Fly Fishing For Pike

A good pike on the fly


06/02/2005 - Thomas and Thomas booth

Top rod designer Tom Dorsey and sales rep Don Brown


06/02/2005 - Do you want the chance of catching huge Redfish? This is your man

Gregg Arnold A great saltwater fly fishing guide


06/02/2005 - The Royal Wulff booth

Doug Cummins in discussion with two lady fly fishers on the benefits of using Wulff fly lines


06/02/2005 - Gamma Technologies

Ron Carr and his hard working team


05/02/2005 - Barbel from River Ribble

10lb 10ounce barbel caught on legered breadflake


05/02/2005 - Big Chub

Chub caught on breadflake from the River Ribble weighing in at 7lb 10ounces See story


07/01/2005 - 6lb 3 ounce River Ribble Chub

My first 6lb plus chub of 2005


02/12/2004 - My Personal Best Barbel

A Personal Best Barbel Of 12-7-0 from the River Kennet using sausage meat paste bait, when conditions look bad. see story A Brace of Double Figure Barbel


02/11/2004 - False Albacore

Trevor Bross of Thomas & Thomas with a fly caught false Albacor caught off Cape Cod Massachusetts


02/11/2004 - Two Bite Less Days - Then A Good Session

My 10 lb 6 oz barbel See article Two Bite Less Days - Then A Good Session



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