Feel Alive.

With distracting anticipation we all savour the prospect of being ‘at the water.’ We implicitly believe it will bring reward and satisfaction.

Yet we know not if weather or fish will be kind to us. But that the thrill of action, calm of solitude, joy of victory or indeed rare moments of nature that our Earth freely gives us may form our day, in whole or part.

Each has their reason, their thirst to quench. Still we all share one single desire; to Feel Alive.



Fri October 14th 2016
I like my surface fishing for carp, I’m rubbish with a fly rod, so fly fishing for carp has not really been on my radar, but that might be about to change. A couple of years ago I met a fly angler called John Blewitt on an Angling Trust course and we have kept in touch. John fancied catching a carp on the fly and I had experience of some good surface fishing venues, it seemed logical to combine John’s skills and my knowledge to target carp on the fly.
Thu September 29th 2016
Finding a word to describe Ashmead Fishery is not easy, but for now I’ll settle for unique. I’ve just returned from a fabulous session at Ashmead and in conversation with another angler it was described to me as a maze with no swims and a thousand places to fish … it describes Ashmead beautifully, writes Daiwa consultant Brian Skoyles.