06 February 2018
At a recent slide show for Wetherby Angling Club as part of their fund-raising activities for the “Kids” charity, Daiwa Consultant Brian Skoyles offered a day’s fishing as a raffle prize. The winner was Shaun Leighton and after I had finished my talk we swapped contact details and sorted a date.
23 November 2017
It’s Saturday 11th November and once again I’m on the seafront in Withernsea, East Yorkshire, and for once I’m pleased to be watching anglers rather than fishing myself writes Daiwa Consultant Brian Skoyles.
16 November 2017
The leaves are falling off the trees and the first frost of the winter has taken hold so to me this means it’s time to get ready for some fantastic small water fishing. At this time of year most anglers hang up the rods and sit in doors tying flies, dreaming of the new season or having nightmares about the fish they have lost in the season just gone.
01 September 2017
My season no longer starts on October 1st, it seems to run through most of the year. However many clubs sensibly have restrictions as to when you pike fish and September or October is the start of my season on many of the waters I fish.
31 August 2017
Well only a few days to go before the World Pairs kicks off and I am very excited!! Last year was our first entry into the competition and I thought it was a fantastic event and I was very impressed with the organisation of the week long competition. The way the daily draws were set up to arranging the boats at different venues and even the road signs showing the directions to each sections. Fair play to the organisers they certainly know how to run a top event like the World Pairs Angling Championships.
30 August 2017
For me the World Pairs is the most important competition of the year after the World Feeder Championships. It will be the fourth time for me to fish this great event and Thorsten’s second.
28 August 2017
Well we are now rapidly approaching one of my favourite weeks of the year in the form of the world pairs in Ireland! It’s a competition that has been kind to myself and brother Phil in the past with a win, two seconds and a third in the four years we have competed.
24 August 2017
With the World Pairs just around the corner, my preparation for the match is in full swing, (well it was until I was asked to write this). Joking aside, you’d think that a festival using so many different venues would require a huge amount of diverse tackle, but thankfully this is not the case.
22 August 2017
Heading south, down the motorway, sipping out of a takeaway coffee cup at 4am might not appeal to some, but I was meeting up with Brian Skoyles for a two day carp session and I was loving it!