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BLOG: REFLECTIONS (originally printed in Carpology)

Before we get started, I thought it would be nice to reflect back on 2016; I think most would agree that it was an incredibly memorable year although unfortunately, mostly for bad reasons. It was the year that so many famous people (from anglers to rock stars) left us to make their journey to the…
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June 2016 – Cleverly Mere and more….

In June my angling road finally wound up at the famed Cleverly Mere in Essex. This venue has been on my list of destinations for a long time now - home to some amazing looking fish and set in a pleasantly interesting and mature 8 acres. The stock numbers around 100 carp and over the…
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What a Month

What a month it has been, possibly getting close to the soaring record heat we had in July last year. It does make it hard when you are on the bank teaching and so I made sure we spent the time during the really hot weather at the Quarry. The deeply sloped, tree lined banks…
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BEING DIFFERENT

[caption id="attachment_810" align="alignright" width="399"] 20mm bottom bait with a big lead[/caption] How many of you slavishly fish in a style that is ‘fashionably predictable’? From what I see on my travels, a lot of anglers are very one dimensional, rarely thinking outside the box and I think it is costing people chances. How many of…
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6 Weeks on The Quarry

For the last six weeks I had decided to focus on the Quarry for a bit of an autumn campaign. The target was to try and manage a couple of nights each week and see if I could work them out. From the outset, my most desired was a carp known as Orion. I had…
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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday seems to be very popular so here's one for you; my first 20, caught from the Waterhole, August 1991. Bait was a homemade boilie with Scopex and Strawberry flavours - I remember the smell clearly, they smelt bloody lovely!!
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It’s here!!!! The February issue of Carp TV

It's here!!!! The February issue of Carp TV is now available to order or watch online! With very special guest Ian Russell, the programme is packed with hints, tips and fun. Great value too with over 90mins of entertainment for £3.99!! It is the first issue that I have taken over as presenter - I…
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