Month: October 2016


River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 2 – 23rd October 2016

After three matches where I’d caught loads of fish and really enjoyed myself, the last few nights have seen the temperature drop a few degrees. There’s definitely been a chill in the air and although we haven’t had a frost yet it won’t be long. With no rain, the river was back to being low and clear and combined with the drop


River Isle – Royal Oak Winter League 2 – 16th October 2016

After some heavy rain during the night that woke me up I was hoping there might be some much needed colour in the river today. I got to the Royal Oak and we had eleven fishing again, including Heardy who was joining us for the first time in ages. Hurf and Jake had been down to North Bradon in the week and cut


River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 1 – 9th October 2016

After a great start in the Royal Oak league last week I was hoping for more of the same in the first round of the V.E.S. today, a league I would dearly love to win again. When I got to the pub for the draw we had the same number fishing as last week although not all the same people, it was


River Wye – 8th October 2016

Justin phoned me on Thursday night to ask if I fancied going up to the Wye on Saturday for a days barbel and chub fishing and of course I didn’t need asking twice! Regular readers will remember I’ve fished the Wye with Justin and the Stour with Hurf in a bid to beat my long standing personal best barbel of 6lb 11oz (caught


Tony Curd Interview

My latest interview is with Bait-Tech and MAP star, Tony Curd, and if I do say so myself, it’s a cracker! Against Men and Fish –  Hi Tony, thank you so much for agreeing to answer my questions, let’s start with some easy ones, How and at what age did you get into match fishing? Tony Curd – I started fishing literally


River Isle – Royal Oak Winter League 1 – 2nd October 2016

I was looking forward to getting back on the river but with it being painfully low and clear, a good draw would be essential. Rob and Fieldy had gone down yesterday to do some swim clearing and made sure there were enough pegs for today so a massive thanks for that, it really is appreciated. There was a decent turn out of