A right royal rip-off
River Monsters, DMAX, Thursday June 23, 1pm
Just Fishing, Discovery Shed, Friday June 24, 4.30pm
Carp Crew, Discovery Shed, Saturday June 25, 7pm the tournament organisers got it spot on – entrants knew the format before they bought tickets and if they didn’t like it, they should have gone and fished elsewhere!
I do like a competitive element to my fishing but the bickering puts me off every time I consider entering my first match. Brett Hampson, email MY DAD used to fish Windsor Great Park in the 1960s for a couple of shillings, so when he told me that the lakes on the Royal Estate were being opened up again to angling I thought I’d take a look.
Unfortunately, rather than these being day ticket waters open to all at a reasonable price, it’s a syndicate at £1,000 a year.
If they are worried about Joe Public fishing then they could stipulate that you have to hand in your existing club book before you fish, and maybe hold a draw to allocate pegs.
Perhaps the fishing revolution hasn’t quite happened. I’ll be sticking with my excellent Farnham AS membership for now. Boyd Butler, Reading ON OPENING day a few years ago I thought there was no better place to be than on the fantastic River Wye in Herefordshire.
The weather wasn’t great, and to make matters worse I realised when I got to the river that I’d forgotten my waders.
I reached a good spot where there is a big gravel bar mid-river Dean, putting on a brave Y-Front... On coarse with Dean Macey, Quest, Monday June 27, 6am
Polefishing with Jan Porter, youtube.com/GoFishingOnline
Barbel river fishing tips, youtube.com/GoFishingOnline and a nice run beside some trees on the far side, but the only way to fish it was to wade out to the bar. I went and got a pair of crocks from the car and, as I’d not seen a soul all morning, stripped down to my underpants to enter the river.
Out I went to this gravel bar with my float rod, and it wasn’t long before I hit a chub. Then I hooked a barbel, and as I was playing it I heard a bit of a commotion upstream. The next thing I knew the whole river around me was filled with canoes – there were at least 15 with two people in each. And I was stood there in my pants!
“Is it a big one?” one of the canoeists quipped.
“Not particularly,” I said. “It’s a bit cold in here!” Three groundbait bowls in a heavy duty waterproof material. The largest has a zipped top and the two smaller ones fit neatly inside. JUNE 21, 2016 61