07 July 2017
I hadn’t intended to spend much time on the River Trent early season, but Bob Roberts, Alfie Naylor and myself had had such a great June 16th that as I drove away any thoughts of getting onto my carp syndicate lake were being overtaken by when could I get back on the Trent? Alfie’s hard work and local knowledge had produced the goods, it seemed daft to not make the most of the opportunity we had, a second visit to the pre-baited area was called for, writes Daiwa Consultant Brian Skoyles.
03 July 2017
Bob Roberts and I were stood on the Daiwa stand at the Northern Angling Show. During a lull in talking about rods and reels we got into conversation with an angler, Alfie Naylor, about his catches on the River Trent. Very big chub were mentioned which immediately got Bob’s undivided attention, followed by tales of hard fighting carp which did exactly the same for me, writes Daiwa consultant Brian Skoyles.
15 June 2017
Connor Barlow has won the 2017 Daiwa Pole Fishing Masters, with a clear two point lead over the competition.
12 June 2017
Over the past 12 years I have travelled many times to the foothills of the Himalayas in Northern India trying to catch the elusive Himalayan Golden Mahseer. Fishing for Mahseer is not easy, it’s a bit like Salmon fishing; you have to be in the right spot at the right time.
09 June 2017
Daiwa sales rep, Owen Thomason, enjoyed some epic ‘slab’ action recently. Here he takes up the story on how it came about.
18 May 2017
I was asked to speak at this event last year and for some strange reason they asked me back again this year. I have been totally impressed with the Notts Society both for its organisation and the atmosphere generatedby its members, so was happy to say yes writes Daiwa consultant Brian Skoyles.
02 May 2017
Cathal Hughes fished the 3 day Suck Valley Festival over the Bank holiday weekend. This was the first year of the festival which was fished on three sections of the river Suck.
22 March 2017
In my opinion Hull and District Angling Association are brilliant at organising events to encourage newcomers to angling but this event was a bit special even by their standards. A combined H&DAA, PAC and Angling Trust Event with opportunities to try Pike angling, Carp fishing and general coarse angling spread over two ponds. Jointly organised by Andy Loble on behalf of the Angling Trust, Clive Melhuish PAC Regional Organiser, Derek Pye H&DAA Fisheries Officer and supported by Carp-Talk, it promised to be a great day, I was really looking forward to being involved ... writes Daiwa Consultant Brian Skoyles.
28 February 2017
I’m stood with Dave Mutton in the torrential rain, staring out over a wind lashed lake. I’d recently had a conversation with a somewhat depressed organiser Clive Melhuish and the junior pike academy was going ahead despite the appalling conditions writes Daiwa Consultant Brian Skoyles.