Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Catch a fish in all 33 London Authorities

Catch A Fish In
 All 33 London Authorities
(32 Boroughs plus The City Of London)
JUST THE ONE REMAINING !!! 
THE CITY OF LONDON
15 Jun 19
Yesssssss!!! Finally at long last mission completed 😂🤣😂
London Bridge, City Of London
AWS BLOG UPDATE: 33/33 London Authorities Completed...

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AUTHORITIES COMPLETED 32/33
33: The Tidal River Thames, City Of London

32: Brickfield Meadows aka The Brick Pit, London Borough Of Croydon.
31: Greenland Dock: Surrey Quays, London Borough Of Southwark.
30: Tom Thumb Lake, Eastbrookend Country Park, Dagenham, London Borough Of Barking and Dagenham.
29: The Lee Navigation, Tottenham Hale to Tottenham Marshes, London Borough Of Haringey.
28: Walthamstow Reservoirs, London Borough Of Waltham Forest.
27: Regent's Canal, Acton's Lock, Broadway Market, London Fields. London Borough Of Hackney. 
26: Grand Union Canal, Little Wormwood Scrubs, London Borough Of Hammersmith and Fulham.
25: Eagle Pond, Clapham Common, London Borough Of Lambeth.
24: River Lea, Small Arms, near Enfield Village Island, London Borough Of Enfield.
23: River Crane, Shot Tower, Crane Park, London Borough Of Hounslow.
22: Regent's Canal, St Pancras, Kings Cross, London Borough Of Camden.
21: River Wandle, Earlsfield, London Borough Of Wandsworth.
20: River Lea, Old Ford, London Borough Of Newham.
19: River Wandle, Hackbridge, London Borough Of Sutton.
18: River Thames, Kingston, London Borough Of Kingston.
17: River Wandle, Colliers Wood, London Borough Of Merton.
16: Hainault Country Park Lake, London Borough Of Redbridge.
15: Raphael Park Lake, London Borough Of Havering.
14: Jack's Lake, Cockfosters, London Borough Of Barnet.
13: Keston Ponds, London Borough Of Bromley.
12: River Thames, Kew, London Borough Of Richmond
11: River Ravensbourne, Lewisham, London Borough Of Lewisham.
10: River Cray, Crayford, London Borough Of Bexley
9: Woolwich Docks, Woolwich, London Borough Of Greenwich.
8: Grand Union Canal, Greenford, London Borough Of Ealing.
7: The Orthopaedic Lake, Stanmore, London Borough Of Harrow.
6: Grand Union Canal, Harrow Road, City Of Westminster.
5: Grand Union Canal, Alperton, London Borough Of Brent.
4: Grand Union Canal, Opposite Kensal Green Cemetery, London Borough Of Kensington And Chelsea.
3: Regent's Canal: Islington Tunnel, London Borough Of Islington.
2: Hertford Union Canal: Victoria Park, London Borough Of Tower Hamlets.
1: Grand Union Canal, Uxbridge, London Borough Of Hillingdon.

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AWS BLOG ENTRY: 30 May 19


Good Afternoon Folks,
Mission: Catch A Fish In All 33 London Authorities, 32 Borough's, plus The City of London.

AWS BLOG UPDATE: 32/32 London Borough's Achieved... City Of London to complete

Attempts: 23
Fishing Time: 184+ hours
Travelling Time: 62 hours approx
Bites: 1
Fish: 0

Despite all my efforts to catch a fish from The Tidal River Thames on sea tackle, tactics, baits in the closed river season. Extremely sad to report have failed. Finally given up paying travel costs, and buying expensive sea baits. The effort time put in would have expected something by now even an eel. However it would seem the further up river travel from the coast the less sea fish present. Tried really did, feel very deflated.

However not given up totally. Have been preparing with new tackle, cycling a 16 mile round trip, prebaiting an area daily.

The new reel is a proper beast a Penn Affinity II 8000 liverunner, filled with 50Ib braid. This reel is also salt resistant so can double up for sea fishing. The bait Coppens Giant 28mm Halibut Pellets, soaked in fish oil.

The target come midnight 00.00hrs 15 Jun 19...

You guessed it that Monster Catfish, the one that got away...

That's all for now, once again sorry for the lack of fish posts, all down to location. As mentioned before it's called fishing not catching. Hopefully one soon.

Bye for now 👍😎🎣
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AWS BLOG ENTRY: 17 May 19

Anglers Mail 14 May 19

Unfortunately missed Tuesday's Edition of Anglers Mail so unable to have as a keepsake. However did contact them for a copy and they sent this electronic version.
The Pressure is mounting, time to get finger out, get back on with this final London Authority. Complete once and for all...
Thanks again for all you're support. and The Anglers Mail for yet another well written feature, truly honoured and most grateful...
Bye for now Shaun 👍😎🎣
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33/33
CITY OF LONDON COMPLETED:
26th April, 2019
UPDATE: BLIMEY! BEFORE ANYONE ELSE COMMENTS SAYING CONGRATULATIONS IT'S FAKE PLEASE READ BELOW 😂🤣😂👍🎣

Mission: Catch A Fish In All 33 London Authorities, 32 Borough's, plus The City of London.

AWS BLOG UPDATE: 33/33 London Authorities Achieved... City Of London complete goo.gl/u8Xk5W

The Tidal River Thames, City of London Dragon Western Boundary Mark, City Of London
If only! The power of photoshop. Love this thanks to my Buddy Stephen for sending 😂🤣😂👍🎣
All jokes aside sea bait ordered from local tackle shop South London Angling back out shortly in the hope of cracking this last remaining Authority.



Original post Tom Thumb Lake, Eastbrookend Country Park, London Borough Of Barking and Dagenham: 19 Apr 19 
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32/33
London Borough Of CROYDON COMPLETED:
22th April, 2019
Mission: Catch A Fish In All 33 London Authorities, 32 Borough's, plus The City of London.

Brickfield Meadows aka The Brick Pit, London Borough Of Croydon.

Good Evening,

Get in there! Yesssss! All 32 London Borough's complete. Just The City Of London to remaining.

Removed weights and started free lining in the margins. Missed one bite, followed by a lost fish. What can I say not the greatest shot late at night, but what a pretty fish. Could stay for more, unfortunately all good thing's come to an end, back to work tomorrow. Time to head off home get some sleep. Absolutely Delighted 😊
Authorities Completed: 32/33 Date: 22nd April 19

Still on course to complete all 33 London Authorities, 32 Boroughs, plus The City Of London. Thanks for your kind words, and support.

As always tight lines and may your next bite be a big one, or anyone big or small 👍😎🎣
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31/33
LONDON OF SOUTHWARK COMPLETED:
20th April, 2019
Mission : Catch A Fish In All 33 London Authorities, 32 Borough's, plus The City of London.

Greenland Dock, Surrey Quays, London Borough Of Southwark

Good Afternoon,

Yesssss! About time to it's another bream. Just two more London Authorities left. Happy Days. Lost count how many attempts other the cold month tried and failed even for a bite.

Authorities Completed: 31/33 Date: 20th April 19

Still on course to complete all 33 London Authorities, 32 Boroughs, plus The City Of London. Thanks for your kind words, and support.

As always tight lines and may your next bite be a big one, or anyone big or small 👍😎🎣
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30/33
LONDON 
BOROUGH Of BARKING AND DAGENHAM COMPLETED: 
19th April, 2019
Mission: Catch A Fish In All 33 London Authorities, 32 Borough's, plus The City of London.

Tom Thumb Lake, Dagenham, London Borough Of Barking and Dagenham.

Good Afternoon,

Delighted to scratch off another London Authority today, fourth attempt here. Would have liked to have a carp, but not complaining, still time. Lovely day plenty of fish coming out. Joined today with Mark, Joshua and his Dad. More pictures to follow later today.

Authorities Completed: 30/33 Date: 19th April 19

Still on course to complete all 33 London Authorities, 32 Boroughs, plus The City Of London. Thanks for your kind words, and support.

As always tight lines and may your next bite be a big one, or anyone big or small 👍😎🎣
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29/33
LONDON 
BOROUGH Of HARINGEY COMPLETED: 
13th April, 2019
Mission: Catch A Fish In All 33 London Authorities, 32 Borough's, plus The City of London.

Lee Navigation, from Tottenham Hale to Tottenham Marsh, London Borough Of Haringey.

Good Evening All,

Firstly apologies for the absence, needed a short break, have been out fishing and pre baiting a few secret spots in the hope of bigger fish. Not to be... At the end of the day the mission/challenge is to catch a fish big or small, don't want to drag this out any longer than necessary.

Some have said its a shame not kept this mission flowing. Plan to get it done as quickly as possible, it's not a race by any means. And don't wish to get stressed by the lack of speed completing.

Today was a waste of time spending so long waiting for a big one, especially after having memory jogged this stretch of The Lee Navigation had a big fish kill not once but twice a year ago. Most of the the bigger fish unfortunately got wiped out. So glad to switch to maggot after spending so long on the worm. Was thankful just to catch a tiddler 12 in total. Better than past three attempts without so much as a bite in the winter at Alexandra Palace.

A great day out, lovely to be joined by my mate Stephen again, who caught plenty of small stuff as well. Further pictures to follow later.

Authorities Completed: 29/33 Date: 13th April 19

Still on course to complete all 33 London Authorities, 32 Boroughs, plus The City Of London. Thanks for your kind words, and support.

As always tight lines and may your next bite be a big one, or anyone big or small 👍😎🎣


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Anglers Mail 
9 April 19
Good Afternoon Folks,

AWS BLOG: Updated https://t.co/vxpz1LetEX 'Catch A Fish In All 33 London Authorities Updated.

Delighted to be in this weeks Anglers Mail 3 and a half pages WoW! Wonderful read thanks so much Anglers Mail and Mr Duncan Charman. OUT TODAY!!!

Firstly apologies lack of fish posts this past week. As mentioned been taking things a little easier. Have been out in search of bigger fish, in the hope of completing with some better quality specimens. Have also decided in the interests of picture quality to finish the last remaining five Authorities in the daylight.

That's all for now, thank you everyone who has liked page, supported, and comments 👍😎🎣
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Good Morning Folks,

AWS BLOG: Updated https://t.co/vxpz1LetEX 'Catch A Fish In All 33 London Authorities Updated.

The remaining 5 London Authorities will not be pre advertising whilst on the bank, not until successful.

Apologies in advance those wishing to know where fishing. Unfortunately due to unforeseeable circumstances and risks have been strongly advised to be more covert. You never know who is looking at this page and could be out making trouble. Comes with the territory fishing In Urban London. It's unfortunate that all missions from now on will have to be strictly Invitations only. Please don't be mistaken all those wonderful readers who have kindly come to visit whilst out on the bank. However not always good when focused on the fishing. All videos and pictures will be saved and uploaded if a successful session. Sorry must think own well being, security from now on, also need to protect the swims pre baiting, coming back to hoping for a bigger fish. Shall reveal all sessions once hopefully caught. Best Wishes. Thanks for visiting and supporting page.

5 more London Authorities left, hopefully a better stamp of fish from each one remaining. Thanks for your continued support, and patience. 
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picture taken Regent's Canal, Broadway Market, London Borough Of Hackney 30 Mar 19
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THE CITY OF LONDON
Tidal River Thames

ANGLERS MAIL FEATURE 2nd April 19
Good Evening All,

AWS BLOG: Updated https://t.co/vxpz1LetEX 'Catch A Fish In All 33 London Authorities Updated.

The cat is out the bag. Delighted to be in this weeks copy of The Anglers Mail out today. Thanks very much for the feature.

Not giving up the search for another Thames Catfish, even though will expect to wait a long time to hook another one if ever again.

In all honesty doubt anyone has fished this location in years, if ever. 

Witnessed 2 Anglers the other night pitched same spot, whilst going over Tower Bridge on top deck of a bus. Expect many more now to follow. Not a secret squirrel and all can say is good luck to anyone having a go.

Looking forward to next weeks feature. Thanks Anglers Mail for featuring again. Honoured to be included in the best weekly angling publication.


Bye for now 👍😎🎣


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LONDON BOROUGH IN PROGRESS
THE CITY OF LONDON
7th March, 2019
Good Afternoon,

Reporting from The Tidal Thames, Tower Bridge, The City Of London.

For those who have asked which London Authoritie is likely to be the hardest. About to find out.

Bye for now 👍🤔🎣


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28/33
LONDON 
BOROUGH OF WALTHAM FOREST COMPLETED: 
1st April, 2019
Mission: Catch A Fish In All 33 London Authorities, 32 Borough's, plus The City of London.

Walthamstow Reservoirs, London Borough Of Waltham Forest. 

Happy April Fools Day,

Finally getting better at shooting the line. My first Reservoir Trout. Massive Thanks to Jim, teaching, and his home made Damsel Nymph. Chuffed to bits. Totally buzzing like a kid at Christmas. Hopefully catch my 4 fish entitlement before day is through.

Authorities Completed: 28/33 Date: 1st April 19

Still on course to complete all 33 London Authorities, 32 Boroughs, plus The City Of London. Thanks for your kind words, and support.

As always tight lines and may your next bite be a big one, or anyone big or small 👍😎🎣
Walthamstow Reservoirs, London Borough Of Waltham Forest 1st April 19

Absolutely made up today. Fabulous company, wonderful fishing. Fantastic venue. Certainly got the fly fishing bug now. Got my 4 fish limit no where near as quick as my Buddy great angler Jim who managed 25 and could have had more if not for teaching.

So made up lots of pictures to follow. And a full write up. Big Shout out to The Staff, not forgetting the wonderful Gentlemen who met today.

Now to head back home, and prepare some dinner.


Bye for now 👍😀🎣
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27/33
LONDON 
BOROUGH OF HACKNEY COMPLETED: 
30th March, 2019
Mission: Catch A Fish In All 33 London Authorities, 32 Borough's, plus The City of London.

Regent's Canal, Acton's Lock, Broadway Market, London Fields, London Borough Of Hackney

Good Afternoon,

Pleased to say finally managed to catch one today on the sixth attempt on The Regent's Canal, London Borough Of Hackney. Good sign weather and water is warming up. Worked hard for this one, would probably have had more once shoal moved in however was happy to settle for the one. Same tactics as Thursday night. Using a light quiver tip with a small Guru method feeder, slowly set to work building the swim, clipped up casting out into open water every 2 minutes, for the first hour. Followed by a cast ever 5 minutes the second hour, and every 10 minutes the third hour. The plan was to get a bed of feed down, wait for a bream shoal to pass through the swim, get heads down on a carpet of feed.

A very difficult session losing three feeders, absolutely full of rubbish, bringing in no end of stuff on virtually every cast.

Authorities Completed: 27/33 Date: 30 March 19

Still on course to complete all 33 London Authorities, 32 Boroughs, plus The City Of London. Thanks for your kind words, and support.



As always tight lines and may your next bite be a big one, or anyone big or small 👍😎🎣


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Time for a new profile picture, the last one looked a little moody.
Have a good day, back out on the bank soon, hoping to crack another London Borough...

As Always... Tight Lines and may your next bite be a Big One or anyone big or small 👍😎🎣

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26/33
LONDON 
BOROUGH OF Hammersmith And Fulham Completed: 
24th March, 2019 
AWS UPDATE 24h March, 2019 Mission: 'Catch A Fish In All 33 London Authorities' 32 Borough's, plus The City of London.

The Grand Union Canal aka GUC, Little Wormwood Scrubs, London Borough Of Hammersmith and Fulham.

Good Evening,
Not a great picture lost light. A Fish is a fish big or small, certainly a change from the monster hooked the other night. At least its finally another London Borough Completed. Let's just say goodbye to this place for ever, never to return again. Now for a long 3 hour bus journey home, glad will never have to return 😂🤣😂

Authorities Completed: 26/33 Date: 24 March 19

Still on course to complete all 33 London Authorities, 32 Boroughs, plus The City Of London. Thanks for your kind words, and support.


As always tight lines and may your next bite be a big one, or anyone big or small 👍😎🎣

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25/33
LONDON 
BOROUGH OF LAMBETH COMPLETED:
6th March, 2019
AWS UPDATE 6th March, 2019 Mission: 'Catch A Fish In All 33 London Authorities' 32 Borough's, plus The City of London.

Eagle Pond, Clapham Common, London Borough Of Lambeth.

Never really laughed and cried at the same time. Let's just say had to phone not just one Friend, but two to console myself. Picture it now after 5 cold winter sessions without a bite on The Tidal Thames, was extremely happy to get permission to fish here today.

As fisherman's stories go couldn't make this up if tried. Came with stepped down tactics on the one 15ft Greys Tactical Float rod, using mini pellets, banded on a 20 hook. And my faithful Tony Fordham RIP Custom Bushwacker for stalking the margins.
Something told me was going to be in for a hard time on this little pond, so decided to move to Cock Pond a few minutes walk across the common. Then the float dipped slightly and slid away. Struck into what felt like a good fish, heart started racing, then the carp realised it was hooked, shot off like a steam train. After a good 15 minutes, taking it easy, not able to bully to much the carp moved towards island only to free hook diving into roots. Arrrrrr 😭

Easily the biggest fish on the end of line this season. No doubt a 20 plus. Gutted absolutely annoyed, and still beating myself up. For the record have had 16Ib carp on The Greys tactical, 2Ib hook length, handled with ease. This lump was a completely different story. The rod bent in double. Literally couldn't do anything about it different at time.

Ended up with a tiny gudgeon, and two carp smaller than my hand. On the bright side have ticked off another London Borough.

Special thanks to readers coming to see today. Mark for bringing chicken drumsticks. And Roger coming out his way to say hello. Very touched in all honesty.

Still on course to complete all 33 London Authorities, 32 Boroughs, plus The City Of London. Thanks for your kind words, and support.

As always tight lines and may your next bite be a big one 👍😎🎣

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AWS UPDATE: 6th March, 2019
Completed 24
Remaining 9

Thanks for messages of support, some concerned, won't be able to complete within the year. Due to the coarse river season closing at midnight 14th March.
Good news out of all London Borough's still to complete only three more are on The Tidal River Thames, which can be fished all year round!

1: Hammersmith and Fulham
2: Lambeth
3: City Of London

At midnight on the 14th of March the coarse fishing season comes to an end. Therefore unable to target coarse fish, using coarse tackle or methods. Which is illegal!
However if all else fails between now, end of coarse fishing season still have until 21st of June to complete Quest.

As long as not breaking the closed coarse fishing rule. There is nothing to stop fishing altogether, all else fails will be back with sea rods, targeting any sea fish that maybe willing to come out and play.

Can take a deep sigh of relief, knowing still on track, not beyond Mission Impossible... Refuse to give up and fail, determined to complete right till the bitter end, the last London fish is on the bank, gone to far to quit...

Goodnight 🐟👍😎🎣


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INTERVIEW FORTHCOMING FEATURE 
ANGLERS MAIL
4th March, 2019
With Mr Duncan Charman from The Anglers Mail, Brick Meadows aka Brick Pit, London Borough Of Croydon.

Absolutely Fabulous to meet Mr Duncan Charman from The Anglers Mail for an interview on my London Mission. A really nice Gentleman, a Top Angler in his own right. Thanks so much for your time, coming out to see me today. Was very nervous to begin with however really enjoyed our meeting and very much look forward to a future feature in The Anglers Mail.


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ANGLERS MAIL 
ONLINE FEATURE
8th, February, 2019

Urban fishing challenge – is this the ultimate angling mission?

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AWS UPDATE: 8 Feb 2019 · Urban fishing enthusiast Shaun Luke is well on his way to cracking his tough city target. He reached 22 of the 33 ...


https://www.anglersmail.co.uk/news/urban-fishing-challenge-81218


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24/33
LONDON
BOROUGH OF ENFIELD COMPLETED
3rd of February, 2019
AWS UPDATE 3rd Feb, 2019: Mission: Catch A Fish In All 33 London Authorities, 32 Borough's, plus The City of London.


The River Lea, Small Arms, Enfield, London Borough Of Enfield.

Total made up, 3.5 hour journey getting here, so glad to scratch off list. That's all for the day heading back home. Further pictures write up tomorrow.

Authorities Completed: 24/33 Date: 3 Feb 19
Still on course to complete all 33 London Authorities, 32 Boroughs, plus The City Of London. Thanks for your kind words, and support.

As always tight lines and may your next bite be a big one 👍😎🎣

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AWS UPDATE: 29th January, 2019

Overwhelmed and Delighted featured in The Angler's Mail.
29 Jan 19: In this weeks Anglers Mail, out today. Overwhelmed so much so shed a tear reading, seeing this evening. An angler messaged today informing, rushed out to a couple of shops unable to pick up a copy until just now. Very touched indeed. Never been in the Angling press. Thanks very much to The Anglers Mail team, looking forward to meeting soon, doing a full feature.
As for fishing tonight, cancelled due to a sudden stomach bug 😩🎣


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23/33
LONDON
BOROUGH OF ENFIELD COMPLETED
3rd of February, 2019

The River Crane, Shot Tower, Crane Park, London Borough Of Hounslow.
Good job came prepared with an unhooking mat, and scales. One bite one monster of a fish 😂
A fish is a fish, 5 attempts in The London Borough Of Hounslow. Won't be back for awhile 🤣


Authorities Completed: 23/33 Date: 24 Jan 19
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22/33
LONDON
BOROUGH OF CAMDEN COMPLETED
6th of January, 2019


The Regents Canal, St Pancras, Kings Cross, London Borough Of Camden.
7th Attempt, finally can scratch off another London Borough. Never blanked so many times in over 40 years of angling. Taken 5 attempts on the Regents Canal, and 2 at Hampstead Heath.


Really couldn't make this story up if I tried. Kept saying last cast, last cast, literally was about to pack up after 8 hours with not so much as a sniff. Using possibly the smallest float could find in box taking just two small no 10 shot, light hooklengh, and a 26 hook. Working the bait a single, or double maggot by lifting a fraction of an inch constantly to try and keep the bait looking active.

Feeding no more than 2/3 maggots every 3/4 casts, walking up and down, trying the far bank, middle channel and as close to the near bank as possible.

Not a single sign of fish movement, or activity. Then to my shock the float went under, almost fell off the stool, as whipped this little monster out as quickly as grease lightning. Only to be lightly lip hooked and fall off the hook an inch from the bank, a repeat of a 2nd attempt some months back, when a perch fell off the hook only to plop back in the drink.

That's All for now Folks, a long bus journey back home. Cup of tea, then bed, up early for work in the morning.

Authorities Completed: 22/33 Date: 6 Jan 19

Still on course to complete all 33 London Authorities, 32 Boroughs, plus The City Of London, this freshwater coarse fishing season. Thanks for your kind words, and support.


As always tight lines and may your next bite be a big one 👍😎🎣
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21/33
LONDON
BOROUGH OF WANDSWORTH COMPLETED
1st of January, 2019

The River Wandle, Earlsfield, London Borough Of Wandsworth.
On the way to The River Wandle, London Borough Of Wandsworth.

Missing the car, back on London Transport, waiting for a bus. Looks like going to miss light, so will probably end up targeting the barbel, instead of trotting a stick float.

Ended up staying a little later than expected last night, hoping for another one, over slept. Hopefully scratch off another London Borough.

Bye for now, have a wonderful New Year 👍😎🎣
Hardly breaking the scales with this tiny chublet, or putting a bend in my new Nash Outlaw, three passed on courtesy of Dad, love Ya Pops ❤️ A fish is a fish, that's another London Borough complete. Yeeee Haaaa 😂

Be honest warnings from not one person but many to stay well clear from here at night had me on edge all evening. From the moment of arrival had stray dogs running around from a local gypsy site, kids on motorbikes, and yobs shouting. One even asked was I fishing, in most circumstances would have been sarcastic saying no, playing golf lol 🤣 However wouldn't want to upset anyone around here.

Started with a big lump of spam hoping to pick up a bigger fish, a barbel, chub or carp. Nothing at all. Kept feeding loose maggots throughout the evening. On the first signs of fish topping, switched over to the maggot feeder, and instantly got a take. Chuffed to bits.

That's All for now Folks, getting out of here. Goodnight 👍😎🎣

Authorities Completed: 21/33 Date: 1 Jan 19
Still on course to complete all 33 London Authorities, 32 Boroughs, plus The City Of London, this freshwater coarse fishing season. Thanks for your kind words, and support.

As always tight lines and may your next bite be a big one 👍😎🎣


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20/33
LONDON
BOROUGH OF NEWHAM COMPLETED
27th of December, 2018

The Old River Lea, Old Ford, London Borough Of Newham
Ha Ha Ha not the one wanted, however thank you little fish for taking my bait. Possibly the most greatful little fish caught in 40+ years of angling. Taken four attempts to catch a fish in The London Borough Of Newham. Apologies for latest video upload thought had completed 23 London Authorities, actually 22, feels more like 222 LOL 🤣


After yesterday's 7+ hour return bus trip to Isleworth for only 2 hours fishing and another blank, delighted to at least catch something this afternoon, and scratch off another Borough.

Arrived to late in all honesty, only managed an hour before darkness set in quick. Was convinced another blank was on the cards, looking at how shallow, gin clear and bleak this stretch looked. Then soon as it got dark, to my amazement fish started topping. Couldn't believe it when the float went under. Even more shocked, sorry to say, sad may be, on returning a huge splash as a pike ate the poor little fish ☹️

To make the trip even more special met a local angler on his push bike heading towards Tottenham. He was full of information, and advice. Let's just say he doesn't do Facebook, he showed me pictures on his mobile that made my eye's pop out my head, not literally. Now very confident and keen to get back out on this river soon, knowing some secret locations. They are in there big pike, perch and dark black carp to be caught at a later date.
That's all for now, having an early night Zzz Zzz

Authorities Completed: 20/33 Date: 27 Dec 18

Still on course to complete all 33 London Authorities, 32 Boroughs, plus The City Of London, this freshwater coarse fishing season. Thanks for your kind words, and support.

As always tight lines and may your next bite be a big one 👍😎🎣
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19/33
LONDON
BOROUGH OF SUTTON COMPLETED
17 December 2018

River Wandle, Hackbridge, London Borough Of Sutton


UPDATE: This trout was caught, and released using coarse fishing tackle and tactics. Would not like to encourage anyone to fish out of season.

Nothing massive this evening a fish is still a fish. Small trout caught on bread. Great to be back on The Wandle, and out fishing again. Flu finally cleared up, just the ear infection, hopefully 100% fighting fit, and hearing will return soon. Certainly been in the wars recently.

Being without the car has been an absolute nightmare. Over 4 hours on the bus, christmas traffic didn't help. Always great to meet my fishing pal Courtney, and an added bonus meeting Charlie. Top Guys who really made the evening special.

Boroughs Completed: 21/33 Date: 17 Dec 18
Still on course to complete all 33 London Authorities, 32 Boroughs, plus The City Of London, this freshwater coarse fishing season. Thanks for your kind words, and support.

As always tight lines and may your next bite be a big one 👍😎🎣

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18/33
LONDON
BOROUGH OF KINGSTON UPON THAMES COMPLETED
30 November 2018

River Thames, Kingston, London Borough Of Kingston Upon Thames
Been sometime since scratched off last Borough. Pleased to say this one was easy. From the first cast had a bite. A total bream fest 16 in total, could have had more lots of finicky bites, missed lot's. Chuffed to bits.
Just 14 more (plus City) to complete mission.

Boroughs Completed: 18/32 (plus City) Date: 30 Nov 18

Still on course to complete this freshwater coarse fishing season. Thanks for your kind words, and support.
Cheers 👍

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Thanks for your patience
to be continued
Jack's Lake, Cockfosters, London Borough Of Barnet 25 Sept 18
Keston Ponds, top pond, London Borough Of Bromley 6 Sept 18

Day one: 01/33 21 June 2018

The Grand Union Canal, Uxbridge, London Borough Of Hillingdon, date to be confirmed. 

The Regent's Canal, Islington Tunnel, London Borough Of Islington  date to be confirmed
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Regent's Canal, Camden Town, London Borough Of Camden, date to be confirmed
Erith Pier, London Borough Of Bexleyheath, date to be confirmed
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The Tidal River Thames from Vauxhall Bridge to Southbank, Queen's Walk, The OXO Tower, London Borough Of Lambeth 11 Jan 19

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