artificial lite.

silver lite.

beach bum.

Archive .

And so it begins

I have been floatfishing using the lift method.

June 2017


Up in the water

...and it wasn't exactly what I had been expecting when I cast in.

July 2017


Dowly day

...an awkward wind clawing at my neck, irritated because I had turned my back to it.

July 2017


A very useful tip

...I just freelined bread and pinched a single AA on three inches from the hook..

June 2017


Move on up

It was a relief to hook the first fish at five feet,

August 2017


Rainy days and Wednesdays

...but Pete was mad keen to try hemp and tares for roach,

August 2017


A sign of things to come.

...my first roach and a cracker too..

August 2017


Such a perfect day.

The hair-fine tip of my fishing rod curved delicately into the mist ...

August 2017


Easing off.

...the float was wobbling drunkenly around in circles five yards away.

September 2017


A host’s dilemma.

...catch a few of these hybrids, bite a chuck, easy...

September 2017


A little help from my friends.

I might not know what I am doing, but I know a man that does.

September 2017



....is devoted to the pursuit of silver fish

June 2017


First of the winter.

The first bites came within half an hour , in the dark, by the light of my head torch,

November 2017


Night flight.

...it is wrong and foolish to wish one’s life away but a fast forward button would be nice.

November 2017


All in the dark

I don’t know a lot about a lot more than I do know about.

December 2017


Hard water

...the canal section was frozen, the lake was flooded ...

December 2017


Ain’t that the truth.

I blame the conditions.

January 2018


Roach season.

This trip has just received an upgrade from satisfying to perfect.

October 2018


Hybrid vigour.

A three pound hybrid is a very good fish...

October 2018



...employ tension to negate the effects of the large shot

November 2018


artificial lite

Waiting for the gift...

...of sound and vision

November 2018