26 March 2019
I’ve just come back from the fourth and last Pike Academy for the winter season 2018/19 and as usual have been totally impressed by both the organization of the Hull and District AA team, the coaching from the Pike Anglers Club members and the enthusiasm of the juniors taking part, writes Daiwa Consultant Brian Skoyles.
22 February 2019
Around 3 years ago I set myself a target to catch a 3lb Perch. I’d seen loads of 3’s on social media and the angling press - I honestly thought it would happen pretty quickly. How wrong was I.
21 January 2019
Anyone who knows me will know I’ve been pretty obsessed with fishing from a very young age. I’ve been inspired by so many of the leading Anglers in the industry. This brings me on to Carp Society and their new book which I received at the start of December - Still For The Love Of Carp.
28 November 2018
Saturday 17th November 2018 7:30 am at the Northfield Club, Withernsea, East Yorkshire and it is time for the draw for the Daiwa British Junior Championship. The organisers have already visited the beach and reported back that conditions look perfect, so with the draw complete, group picture taken, it was off to the beach. It didn’t take long for the 30 competitors to get ready and for the match to get underway.
22 November 2018
What an enjoyable weekend. Two days of watching lots of junior anglers, with their parents and coaches having a great time out in the fresh air writes Daiwa Consultant Brian Skoyles. Saturday was a day on the beach as a guest of the Commercial Sea Angling Club, organisers of the “Daiwa Beach Open”.
24 October 2018
Hull and District AA has to be one of the most successful angling clubs in the country particularly when it comes to supporting and encouraging junior angling writes Daiwa Consultant Brian Skoyles. Just look at these statistics for 2018 so far. Hull and District AA have organised over 70 events for juniors on 7 different venues. This has involved over 1600 attendances by 433 different young anglers. An amazing achievement and a credit to all the coaches and parents who have supported the various events.
23 October 2018
It’s 8:30 AM and I am waiting for the car in front of me to start moving, and it’s fair to say both myself and my passenger, Bob Roberts, are full of anticipation. We’re on deck 7 of the Hull Rotterdam ferry and ahead of us two days in search of big perch. Some months ago I’d been told of a top guide in Holland, Rob Kraaijeveld, and after chatting with Bob I’d booked two days. We’d done our research on the area, corresponded with Rob, anxiously watched the long term weather forecast and at last it was time to go, if only the car in front would start moving!
08 October 2018
I knew it was good news when it was announced that the 2018 qualifier for the World Club Feeder Championships would be on the Gloucester Canal. Two reasons really: firstly, it’s good to keep up the canal’s profile and availability for these events; secondly, I knew we would have a chance of winning it whatever the competition we were faced with. I am also in a privileged position in as much as I fished a World Club Float Championship in the Czech Republic in 2000 and I know it’s a once in a lifetime experience, so I was excited that other younger members of the Daiwa Gordon League squad could also share that opportunity.
02 October 2018
Ashmead has to be one of the most atmospheric carp waters in the country and I have some wonderful memories of sessions spent there. It’s not the easiest water I’ve ever fished and by no stretch of the imagination would I call it a runs water, but the rewards can be very special. When I go to Ashmead, I know I’m going to be in good company with idyllic surroundings but catching will require that I work hard and have luck on my side.
28 August 2018
Daiwa Gordon League manager Mark Treasure reports back after a busy weekend of team events! It’s been a period of hectic activity for Daiwa Gordon League, culminating in the Division 1 National Championships on the River Trent near Nottingham last Saturday and the final round of the South West Super league on the Bristol Avon at Newbridge last Sunday. For the national we learnt a long time ago that rivers are very rarely method waters, so for us practice takes the form of a recce really, find your way around, get a few rigs right and then pick an experienced team for the match itself.