What a difference a day a makes (24 little hours)

Yesterday I spent a very enjoyable day on the River Coquet with my good friend Phil. It was my first time fishing this particular river, and from the places Phil showed me, hopefully won’t be my last. Coquet – different and good It’s certainly very different from what I’m used to on the Derwent, but in a good way. My … Continued

Getting off the mark

Apologies for this being another one of those ‘the seasons not started well, where are all the fish, oh – hooray I’ve finally caught one’ blog posts everyone is writing at the moment. But if the others can write one, why shouldn’t I? đŸ˜‰ Spent sunday afternoon on the Shotley Bridge to Allensford stretch of the Derwent. Conditions were pretty … Continued

‘Poaching’ on the Derwent

Poaching – conjures up images of wily old men, clever as a foxes and twice as cunning. Bedecked in a long but well worn Barbour, inside pockets nicely flushed out with a brace (or two) of Pheasants/Rabbits/Hares, only taking what they need to put a square meal on the family table back at the little cottage in the forest. Hold that … Continued