Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Spot the Monkey

This little Monkey was recently seen up a tree at Jubilee, I didn't think home tied artificial flies were that expensive!!
Can you spot him?

Spot the Monkey

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

The 125

Last Sunday was Leamington Angling's 125th year celebration gala held at Jubilee pools. Myself and Barry were on the Horseshoe pool demonstrating Fly Fishing for Carp, through the day we offered plenty of advise for anglers that were keen to try this method, a couple of fish were even caught!

Club member Jeff had fished for Trout but had never tried fishing for Carp using the fly and was making some enquiries as to how it feels to have a Carp on the end of such light gear, I managed to hook a fish whilst he was there and handed the rod over for him to experience for himself.

Jeff in some rod bending action
First Fly landed Carp for Jeff
Needless to say, I think he'll be up there giving it a go soon.

When things quietened down it was time to give Cerys a quick lesson in the art of fluff chucking and started with some casting tuition.

Gently does it!
Run for cover!!
The art of watching for a take and not striking too early.

Wait for it!!
After some frantic action with the odd shout of "No, I want to do it" from Cerys, we eventually got the fish on the bank, Cerys's first Carp.

Not the biggest but Cerys's first Carp.


Monday, 8 June 2015


I've been wanting to blog for a while but I've had too much on to be able to tap out a few words, hope this will keep you guys interested for a short while. Did a short session on Jubilee with the fly rod yesterday and this was the first fish to grace the bank and even though it wasn't the biggest fish of the day it was by far the prettiest, I managed to capture the release on video.