The very specific type of venue, lure type and method of retrieving it that has started my season off nicely!
An almost perfect session as fellow angling writer, guide and photographer Henry Gilbey makes the trip over the border to south Devon.
An account of my 7lb+ ‘slab of silver’ lured on my self-designed needlefish – plus, that of a former clients’ 6 pounder!
From guilt and apprehensive to feeling utterly elated! Catching bass ‘off the top’ has that affect on you!
Alongside restocking the proven favourites, these are the lures I’m adding to the armoury for 2020…
Excitement, Contemplation, Confirmation, Conception -components that brought an idea to reality!
Lightness, balance, power, precision, casting prowess, sensitivity and finesse -just some of my essential criteria!
All this wind and rain has made it difficult in comparison to last winter – but the bass are still there!
My final blog post of the decade! Thank you to my readers, clients, family and friends. Happy New Year!
Significant winter catches, new methods mastered and many client PBs – Part 1 (Jan-June) of my yearly review.
So what’s made it into my list for 2019? Two rods, a reel, waders, boots, fluorocarbon and various lures!
One fish that warmed a cold old night, and another successful session that also warmed the heart!