Month: January 2017

River Isle – Royal Oak Winter League 8 – 29th January 2017

After a cold and frosty start to the week by Saturday the weather changed yet again, getting milder and we had a fair old drop of rain too, enough that I actually thought we might end up out the pond (I wish we had now, which might give you a fair idea of how this blog is going to go!). A few

River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 6 – 22nd January 2017

After some wicked cold frosts in the week and the river back to being very low and clear, it was always going to be difficult for the penultimate V.E.S. Precision match. Going into this match I was lying in joint fourth place with ten points, three off the lead and nothing but a section win would do if I was to stand

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First Guest Blog

I’m always saying that I would love to feature guest blogs here at Against Men and Fish and I recently received my first one from Yorkshire Game Angling, a great little post on ‘Getting Started in Fly Fishing’. Getting Started in Fly Fishing Starting ‘fly’ fishing is nothing like as difficult or expensive as many people think. Neither is it confined to

Bob Roberts Interview

My latest interview is with Bob Roberts, top angler and journalist who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is, some great answers and he certainly gives lots of food for thought (all images courtesy of Bob Roberts) Hi Bob, I realise you are an extremely busy man, so thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions; You’ve

River Isle – Royal Oak Winter League 7 – 15th January 2017

It was all change with the weather again as the temperatures plummeted during the week, we avoided the snow but had a lot of rain although the river was pretty much back to normal level by Sunday. A few of us went to the Little Chef for breakfast again before heading to Upper Coxes to meet the others and do the draw. Rob

River Isle – V.E.S. Precision League 5 – 8th January 2017

Before I get on to this weeks match I had some lovely feedback from the blogs Facebook page and also via the contact form, thank you so much, it really does make my day when I know people enjoy my ramblings. This was from John on Facebook ‘Others have tried and failed yours is different what I call straight from the bank to the

River Isle – Royal Oak Winter League 6 – 1st January 2017

Firstly I’d just like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and I hope your hangovers aren’t too bad. Before I get onto the days fishing, I just wanted to say a massive thanks for all your support as the blog continues to go from strength to strength and is breaking new ground all the time. December saw the blog exceed 20,000