Category: Random Ramblings

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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,

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

Fishing and (anti) Social Media

Technology is moving on at a scary pace, when I was youngster (yes I know it was a long time ago!), there was no such thing as mobile phones, computers or video games and we