Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Fishing Every River In England

Fishing Every River In England
River Thames. Appleford On Thames, English County Of Oxfordshire

Hello and a warm welcome to my Angling blog. In all honesty had to think long and hard what to write about when first starting this blog. Have since gone back to early posts, some of which deleted, others still in the process of completing. Let's just say many of these blog posts are a starting point rather than the finished article, challenges and mission's still yet to complete.

Some Anglers will fish the same venue, week in week out, year after year. That's fine Angling pursuits are different for every individual.

For myself crave variety, different venues and locations. In truth have been accused of being very hit and miss, turning up at venues blind. Hence why tend to catch less specimens than those who put in far more research and time into one or several different waters only.

Do plan to fish a couple of venues more regularly, time permitted and hope to crack a few personal bests in the future.
There are those who have accused me of taking on far to many Angling challenges however there is no time limit, all the time alive and fit to fish.

Doing these mission's for personal reasons not to be competitive. The 'Catch A Fish In All 33 London Authorities' in a year was a demanding one which thankfully at this time of writing finished all 32. Just the City Of London to achieve.

There are a few other blog posts here missions/challenges hope to complete in the future. So please ignore posts if you come across one yet to finish.

Now taking on 2 more challenges 'Catch A Fish In All 48 English Counties' and 'Catch A Fish In All 69 UK Cities' These missions unlike The London Fishathon are in anyway set to a time scale. Therefore if it takes years at a steady pace that's what plan to do. If only wasn't working and had the funds would gladly take up both quests and fish everyday to complete.

This now brings me onto my other two dreams to fish every river in Britain and every canal. That's the dream and this is the start of that dream. Fished many rivers, and canals over over the past 46 years however shall be starting a fresh here on this blog post. Will be recording every future session. Without sounding morbid hope to complete before pass away. Taking into account 51 year's of age, could take over 20+ years to complete however long it takes not in a race.

As often is the case this blog post is very much a starting point rather than the finished article. And will take many years to complete if ever. However going to give it my best shot and looking forward to many wonderful adventures along the way.
On a further note, well aware some rivers don't allow fishing, or a controlled by club membership, going to give it my best attempt, and enjoy the adventure.

Work in progress.... Starting point rather than the finished article.... 

Friday, 29 March 2019

Catch A Fish From All 48 English Counties


Catch A Fish From All 48 English Counties


Good Afternoon All,

Yes! It's Official Raving Mad 😊

'Catch A Fish From All 48 English Counties'
Before start to draw up a blog for this mission. A completely different challenge put to me by a reader recently.

Sure many are aware of the next challenge 'Catch A Fish From All 69 UK Cities' however further research has shown some Cities are going to be extremely difficult. Therefore have decided to do two separate challenges.

Will be doing both Missions alongside each other purely for love and the hell of it. There will be no time limits, or added pressure.

Really looking forward to completing present Mission 'Catch A Fish From All 33 London Authorities' hitting the road later this year meeting many of you along the way.

Further Updates, and blog post to follow 👍😎🎣

p.s - one country at a time shall also be planning to visit Ireland, Scotland and Wales in the future.

48 Counties Of England
Bedfordshire
Berkshire
Buckinghamshire
Cambridgeshire, including Isle of Ely
Cheshire
held jointly with Chester
Cornwall
Cumberland
Derbyshire
Devon
held jointly with Exeter
Dorset
held jointly with Poole
Durham
Essex
Gloucestershire
held jointly with Gloucester and Bristol
Hampshire
held jointly with Southampton
Herefordshire
Hertfordshire
Huntingdonshire
Kent
held jointly with Canterbury
Lancashire
Leicestershire
Lincolnshire
held jointly with Lincoln
City of London, having commissioners of Lieutenancy
County of London
Middlesex
Norfolk
held jointly with Norwich
Northamptonshire, including the Soke of Peterborough
Northumberland
held jointly with Berwick-upon-Tweed and Newcastle upon Tyne
Nottinghamshire
held jointly with Nottingham
Oxfordshire
Rutland
Shropshire
Somerset
Staffordshire
held jointly with Lichfield
Suffolk
Surrey
Sussex
Warwickshire
Westmorland
Wiltshire
Worcestershire
held jointly with Worcester
Yorkshire—had three Lieutenants, one for each of the three ridings
East Riding, held jointly with Kingston upon Hull
North Riding
West Riding, held jointly with York

Fishing In The London Borough Of Westminster

Fishing In The London Borough Of Westminster

The Grand Union Canal, Paddington Arm, London Borough Of Westminster

The Grand Union Canal, Little Venice, London Borough Of Westminster

to be continued thanks for your patience