All posts by Jamie Rich

Fishing in Namibia 2019 – David Rigden

My latest guest post is David Rigden’s excellent account of his recent trip to Namibia fishing for bronze whaler sharks. I stepped off the plane at Cork Airport, still two hours to drive home, feeling like I needed a fortnight’s holiday … In fact the holiday was over; it had been enjoyable, but tiring. Two weeks earlier I’d set off on my

Perry St Pond – Spring League 4 – 19th May 2019

After three rounds, there was another open draw for sections which put me in with the Tart (so no chance of drawing a corner then!) and they also re-jigged the pegging slightly with Perry St reverting to the high and low numbers and the section draw put us on the high numbers this week (pegs 11 to 20). Another brilliant breakfast at

Selfie Fish Review

Peejay Tackle boss Paul Jessop has been a supporter of the blog for a long time and recently he’s started working with Selfie Fish, a nifty little gadget for taking catch shots when you’re fishing on your own. The majority of anglers these days just use their phones and unless you can get a friendly passer-by to take a quick snap for

Hebditch’s Pond – Charity Match – 12th May 2019

For part two of my double header I was fishing my first match with Stoke AA at Hebditch’s Pond, a venue I always enjoy fishing. It was for charity and the format was something a bit different in that we’d fish for four hours, have an hours break to weigh in and have something to eat before fishing another four hours (so

Goodiford Mill – 11th May 2019

It’s not very often I fish a double header at the weekend but when the Tart said there was a match at Goodiford on the Saturday, I thought I’d give it a go and was really looking forward to it, especially when a match in the week was won with over 200lb! Then on the Sunday I was fishing my first match

Fishing in France – Baz Morgan – Part 6

Be careful what you wish for. On my latest visit to France l was sitting in a bar (nothing new there then) overlooking the lake in the small town of Quintin in the Cotes d’Amour. While enjoying a coffee l noticed an advertisement for a fishing match a few days later on the lake. I have fished here on a couple of

Summerhayes – Open – 6th May 2019

With it being a long weekend I booked into the match on Sellicks at Summerhayes, a quick pit stop at the Toby for breakfast and then onto Bridgwater. I arrived in plenty of time and the first person I saw was Big Frank who had turned up to pleasure fish on Longs, I had a quick chat before going to pay my

Perry St Pond – Spring League 3 – 5th May 2019

For round three my destination was A section at Perry St and I was hoping to draw pegs 4, 5 or 17 as they all have plenty of room and they’ve been the most consistent pegs in the first two matches. After another fantastic Millfield cafe breakfast we headed out to Perry St to do the draw. The Sadborow section drew first

River Monsters Book Review

I love watching fishing on TV and in recent years one of the biggest and most popular shows has been River Monsters with Jeremy Wade and at the Big One recently, Hurf and me both got books signed by the great man himself! Shows like River Monsters and Robson Green’s Extreme Fishing popularised fishing for more exotic species in far flung locations

Hogsbrook Lakes – Charity Match – 28th April 2019

I saw this match advertised on Facebook and asked the Tart if he fancied it, he said yes and got us tickets, Andy Saunders also said he was up for it and would give me a lift – top man! I have fished these lakes many years ago with Chard, the first match on the bottom lake I won with 1lb 5oz!,