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!
20 July 2017
The Daiwa sponsored 2017 Schools National was recently held at Hallcroft Fishery and attended by 9 school teams (45 anglers).
17 July 2017
A lovely mild day and good company is always a good combination for a fishing competition. We got this short report from Hywel Morgan who ran the Daiwa sponsored Moc Morgan Memorial Classic at Llyn Brenig in North Wales. The lake did not disappoint even in bright sunny conditions.
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.