Category: Random Ramblings

Different Gravy

In my last post, I looked at luck and the part it plays in match fishing and things you can do to swing the odds in your favour. I touched on the fact that given all the variables, it’s all the more impressive when you see the level of consistency some of the top anglers perform at. Within match angling you have

How’s Your Luck?

In my last Random Ramblings post (which I’ve had some great feedback and comments about, so thank you for that), I talked about how Match Fishing is possibly ‘The Most Complex Sport Of Them All’ and touched on the role that luck plays in it. Now, obviously you can have good or bad luck but is there anything you can you do to improve the

Match Fishing, The Most Complex Of All Sports?

Whenever I talk about match fishing to people I know who don’t fish, they nearly all come out with the same statement ‘Yeah, but it’s all luck isn’t it?’. Now if you strip match fishing down to it’s basics, that statement isn’t too far off the mark is it?, the person that draws the best peg with either the biggest or the most

Welcome to the new Against Men and Fish!

I would like to welcome you to the new Against Men and Fish, it’s been in the pipeline a little while and hopefully you’ll like it. Why a new site, you may ask, well everything I’ve read about blogs and blogging says you need your own domain name and your own hosting, basically your own little corner of the web. I’ve been thinking

The Perfect Seatbox?

With Preston just releasing their new carbon seatbox with a, frankly ludicrous, £2200 price tag, it got me thinking, is there such a thing as a perfect seatbox? Preston, by the way, have to be applauded because although they won’t sell very many, the social media coverage they have had as a result is huge which I’m sure was the intention in

A Long Time?

A recent match really got me thinking about the time we spend on the bank at weekends, most of the matches I fish are six hours in length, that’s a long time right? Well I’m not so sure it is, if you’re bagging up, time flies by and by the same token if you are really trying your hardest to put a few

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Just Starting Out

I was recently contacted by a mate who I haven’t seen for a long time, we used to fish together a lot, firstly as juniors and then we started fishing the club matches with Ilminster AA but as so often happens, other things come along and he drifted away from it. He’s now got a family and his son wants to get into fishing so he

Blogging a Dead Horse

The title of this post isn’t particularly relevant but I just thought it was quite a good one! Well, firstly, thank you so much, the blog has hit and surpassed 500,000 hits, yes that’s half a million, that figure just seems incredible. In my last Random Ramblings I told you how the blog had nearly 130,000 hits in just over a year, it’s now

A Decade On And Still Going Strong

Well this July marks 10 years of blog writing for me and I can’t quite believe it’s been that long! I’ve always kept angling diaries/log books and the blog was just an extension of that, I had no grand master plan for the blog (and if I had my time again, I’d probably have called it something else!) but I still really enjoy

Jumping On The Banned Wagon

In my recent post Fishing and (anti) Social Media I touched on why us anglers are our own worst enemies and also method and bait bans. Before I get on to the latter, there was a prime example of why we don’t do ourselves any favours in the angling press and all over Facebook recently. It was reported that the five hour