What pastime lifts the hart more than to angle with a porcupine quill on a warm summers evening. My favourite spot is a lake close to me that has clear, shallow water, where fish can be easily seen if one approaches undetected. … [Read more...] about To angle with a porcupine quill
Blog - stories of my fishing trips in Sussex. Fishing for pleasure as an amateur angler on local lakes and rivers.
Recently I was invited by a friend to a “taster day” at the Cinder Hill Trouting Syndicate. I know very little about fly fishing, but I do have Orvis fly fishing set, given to me by my wife as a Christmas present some years ago. To not appear a complete novice, I watched a couple of YouTube videos on how to cast. They were presented by anglers who were apparently “stoked” and … [Read more...] about Cinder Hill Fly Fishing Trip
Float fishing for Tench is most effective in the spring and early summer. But it’s the third week in August and this is my first trip Tench fishing this season. I have left it a little late in the year, but because I am fishing a purpose built Tench lake, I should be able to catch some. … [Read more...] about Float fishing for Tench with pellets
Last time Previously, I fished at either end of the lake and got an idea of what species of fish are here. It's now July, three months later and the weather has been hot with no rain for about eight weeks. Back in April parts of the bank were waterlogged, now the water level has dropped and the water is also much warmer. … [Read more...] about Fishing in hot weather – New lake
Both work well Bread flake or paste both work well in the winter, but what about the summer? I have made two evening trips to the same swim on the same river, to find out the effectiveness of bread flake or paste in the summer. On the first trip I used bread flake with liquidised bread as feed. On the second I used bread paste on the hook. … [Read more...] about Bread flake or paste for summer Roach