Red Letter Days

River Wye Monster (Pike)
Saturday 6 March 2010
An early start and a long walk to fish some out-of-the-way River Wye...
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The 99p Shop
Thursday 29 July 2010
New shops in London that sell everything for 99p, so with a budget of £5 each...
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Shark Adventure 2010
October 2010
Pre-session started with a traditional American lunch, McDonalds...
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Fight At The Wandle (Barbel)
Thursday 10 March 2011
I struck and all went solid, then it moved, then all went solid again...
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Dan's Double (Barbel)
Thursday 22 September 2011
The rod bent right round and there was a big swirl in the shallow water...
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Penton Hook (Pike)
Saturday 12 November 2011
With a pike already banked Dan started on the sausage sandwiches...
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Queen Of The River (Carp)
Wednesday 15 August 2012
This morning I got up at stupid o'clock and had a blast before work...
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Two And A Half Hours (Barbel)
Wednesday 28 February 2013
I had a rip-round bite and was obviously connected to a big fish...
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Red Letter Ladies (Grayling)
Saturday 31 January 2015
A five o'clock start and a walk through the snow was the order of the day...
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Glorious Sixteenth
Tuesday 16 June 2015
The day we've been waiting for had finally arrived - the river season is open...
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Thailand Adventure 2015
October 2015
We bumped along a potholed road, past temples, stray dogs & scarecrows until...
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Big & Lazy (Zander)
Thursday 26 November 2015
I was going to use blogger Jeff Hatt's Lazy Rig on the ledger rod...
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Small Stream Roach
Tuesday 22 November 2016
Why do we get up this early in the morning to travel miles to sit in the middle of...
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Flood Water Chub
Saturday 11 March 2017
We saw a monster chub swirl as it made a break for some submerged reeds...
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Snowman (Tench)
Tuesday 16 May 2017
Snowmen made out of brightly coloured 10mm and 8mm boilies...
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Old Summer Gold (Crucian)
Tuesday 26 September 2017
I had refined my rigs over the previous three crucian blanks...
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Tidal Predators (Pike)
Thursday 5 October 2017
Searching before I had a run and after a fantastic fight in the little boat...
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Oyster Treble (Pike)
Thursday 8 March 2018
A challenge I set myself when I first moved to London over 20 years ago...
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Legendary Lechlade (Trout)
Thursday 12 April 2018
I saw a big brownie lurking about in the roots in front of me, it followed and...
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Canal Monster (Carp)
Sunday 10 June 2018
Then, as the light was failing, I spotted something special...
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Small River Species Hunt
Season 2018/19
To catch as many species from the local little river as I could over the...
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Blacktip Island
Sunday 12 August 2018
Kit ready, bait sorted we were on the dock to watch the sunrise...
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Go Big Or Go Home (Pike)
Sunday 21 October 2018
That was a big lure - until I met his brother, 12" long and weighs 7oz...
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Flying Gold (Koi)
Wednesday 3 July 2019
Something resembling a chimp smashing apples with a tennis racket...
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The Chub
Friday 9 August 2019
I think I’ve just spotted THE chub we’ve been searching for...
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Too Much To Resist (Koi)
Sunday 1 September 2019
Being highly visible she’s seen it all before - still I couldn’t resist...
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The Secret Stream (Grayling)
Sunday 26 January 2020
It hadn’t been fished in quite some time and we soon discovered...
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Into The Mist (Pike)
February 2020
Me and Paulos fished some of the best conditions all winter...
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Hello Kitty (Wels)
30/31 May 2020
Two rods, bite alarms and sit back and wait... But not for long...
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Double Crust (Barbel)
Thursday 22 October 2020
I've really fancied catching a double figure barbel off the surface...
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Urban Monster (Barbel)
Wednesday 27 January 2021
Tiny pinch of breadflake about the size of my thumbnail, freelined...
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The Tail Of Five Barbel
Wednesday 10 March 2021
Nearly out of daylight and in the last swim I had the bite I needed...
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Wonderful Wye (Barbel)
September 2021
And I wandered about in search of fast water with lots of oxygen...
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Winter Itchen
Tuesday 18 January 2022
Stopping briefly in likely looking spots to run a float through - then moving on...
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Summer Wye (Barbel)
July 2022
The River Wye, Swan-Shit Island, my favourite summer barbel spot and...
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