Author: Jon

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A Grand Parkdean Masters Final!

Well that was a rock-hard four hours in the Parkdean Masters Final! The fish had clearly followed the wind as no one has caught much up our end of Jennys. I drew peg 47...

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White Acres Preston Festival

The previous week was a nice rehearsal for this one, the Preston Festival, which is easily the biggest and most important festival down at White Acres, with a place in the £25,000 Parkdean Masters at stake for...

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White Acres Maver Festival

My White Acres Maver Festival was a bit up and down and ended with a really disappointing draw on Twin Oaks. It wasn’t the best of starts either when my whole family came down...

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Coaching With Jeroen On The Avon

An absolutely fantastic session on the river last week with Jeroen from Belgium, who booked a day’s fishing with me during his UK trip. We tackled one of my childhood favourite stretches of river,...

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Rigging Up With Malman Floats

White Acres is fast approaching, so time for the obligatory ‘look at my lovingly tied pole rigs’ album! Other than a few shallow specials, 90% of my rigs now sport handmade Malman Floats designs....

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Coaching At Packington Fishery

Another one of my coaching sessions last week, this time with Dave Roberts on Little Gearys Lake at the fabulous Packington Fisheries. Dave is no slouch at match fishing, as he had actually won...

Tunnel Barn With All Mates AC

Absolutely cracking time yesterday with the All Mates AC gang. Brian, Andy, Steve and Anthony lined up on Jenny’s Pool at Tunnel Barn Farm. There was plenty to learn and lots and lots of...

Coaching With Kevan And Darren At Makins

I had a really nice time on the bank with Kevan and Darren last week. We tackled the far side of Lagoon Pool at Makins Fishery, a nice lake on Phase Two and one...

In Memory Of Barking Bob The Maggot

Today was Bob Taylor’s Memorial Match at Snitterfield Reservoir, near Stratford upon Avon. It’s a fantastic venue, stuffed full of crucians, tench, roach and bream… but you might have to take our word for...