Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Happy 2021 may all your fishes come true

HAPPY 2021 

may all your fishes come true

 2021 is Upon Us, seeing in A Brand New Year Cheers 

Like to take this moment to wish all readers a wonderful fishtastic 2021 can only be a better year ahead than the one we have experienced. Be back later in the new year. Wishing you all good health, happiness.
above all as always "Tight Lines, may your next bite be a big one or anyone big or small" ❤️
At this time of year would normally be found on bank hoping for a bend in the rod, relaxing staring at the stars, looking across the water, in peace and harmony, in total relaxation, deep meditation, waiting expectedly for a fish to have the bait, taking in the sights, smells, sounds, in the City of London. 
or be it in the countryside equally at peace of mind be it Urban City Angling, or Wild Country, staying awake all night long till the first light watching the sun rise, waiting patently for float to dip under the water. 
Yet stuck indoors can only dream a fishing adventure this New Year's Eve, cancelled until next year. Not advised to travel not essential. Just the way it is I'm afraid, has been for a good chunk of this year, resulting in far fewer angling sessions in 2020.
Seeing in this New Year is different don't have wheels for a start since car broke down, having resorted to walking, using a push bike, or public transport.
Difficult best of times let alone this year with Covid 19, has been a Testing Time, 2020 ultimately can only describe one of the worst years of my life, if not the very worst. Same goes for everyone effected by events that have completely left the world in shock.
You couldn't have dreamed, pitching myself is this one crazy dream, been in a deep sleep, woken the other side from a coma.
Just doesn't seem like reality has actual hit home yet.
Not prepared to get on bike peddling in the freezing cold with a rucksack on back at this mad hour of the night.
what an odd time to live trying to manage living a normal life

Other Options are traveling on a Bus or Tube, not getting on them with the present Killer Covid 19 Virus !
What an awful year 2020 has been, had it's good moment's and happy memories, few and far between
Good Start Thanks Microsoft my Word has expired unable to use without paying  prescription, great timing, lovely end of the year resorting to writing live...
Long gone are those times still smile remembering being out on the town, playing with a band live on stage at The Midnight Hour,
entertaining a crowd of people till early hours of the morning singing, swinging, dancing, drinking having a good old merry time, can't beat a good old knees up Mother Brown getting on down. 
day's now long since sadly missed gone by this past year, including lot's of fishing resorted to being stuck indoors on lockdown.
Where does one start to begin describing the tragedy the world is having to endure in a Global Virus Pandemic ?
Times of misery where Families, Friends, have been deeply effected in shock, loved ones passing, those torn apart unable to see each other, loss of physical human contact, communication, interaction, leading to loneliness and isolation. Losing Sammy Boy certainly didn't help general state of mind.
Never thought feel it, use to own company spending hours away not seeing another person in days, happy to be on own. However there are extremes this is a case of leading people to being on their own for not just weeks, months on end. Even someone who likes their own company wouldn't be liking this one. Yikes !

Certainly put a stop to plans this year like the major majority, so don't really want to cry to much by getting the worlds smallest violin out, cause we have all had our fair share of this Shit ! Excuse the French could use a lot stronger word's. Fooked Up !!!
However going to share losing Dog, Dad, an old Friend been pretty much a head Fook Right! Real difficult one to deal with inside head...
Time to put all aside, be thankful for small mercies

Miss You Dad and Sammy Boy Dearly, must remain ever positive focused, thankful still got a job, whilst many are losing theirs. Able to pay the bills just, keeping a roof over head, clothes, on back, enough to eat, reasonable health, clean running water, electric, heat, light, what more do need other than a day's fishing now and again to top system up. 
Many others are suffering, losing Job's. Companies closing down, losing income, and home's. Let's not forget the sad end of Angler's Mail in publication for over 46 years coming to an end. Thoughts go out to everyone at The Anglers Mail Team, sadly losing their Job. So sad Father always had a copy of Angler's Mail, which read since a young boy.

ONWARDS & UPWARDS >>> Best Foot Forward, let's hope will not get any worse, hopefully end sooner than later

HAPPY 2021 

may all your fishes come true

Cadence CR10 10ft Wand

forthcoming feature review starting point rather than the finished article

further images to follow

>> Cadence CR10 10ft Wand <<

First impressions and use EXCELLENT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

With winter now upon us was looking for a nice classic feeder wand my old one now over 30 years old. Having been very impressed with so many good reviews, recommendations and comments on many Facebook Forums about Cadence tackle. Initially was looking for a good canal rod for my winter squatt and bread punch fishing and extremely light hook lengths, opted for their excellent Cadence CR10 11FT Match Rod (future review to follow)

At the same time knew would need to order their 10ft wand in advance before the winter set in. Pleased to say not only has it been a pleasure dealing with this company their rods are exceptional value for money. Always valued good customer service and they are second to known. However the proof is in the pudding the real test comes in use on the bank. Only yet to use this rod on 2 occasions and have to say hand on heart you get a whole lot of rod and more for your money. The rod handles well and is an absolute pleasure to use, what's more feel confident knowing that what ever finicky fish picks up the bait is sure to register with such fine tips, ultimately more fish in the net.

This blog post is a work in progress will be adding many more pictures over the coming weeks. For now all can say is if your looking for a great little rod for your money look no further than Cadence. Further more just love their mission giving back to our youth, so you know not only are you buying a great rod for an exceptional price they are putting back into the youth of tomorrow:

About the Cadence CR10 10ft Wand

From Cadence Website: When the going gets tough this little cracker gets going. Few tackle manufacturers actually make a genuine ‘wand’ which can detect the faintest pluck or pull these days. But the Cadence wand is the one you need in your holdall for the toughest of days. With three gossamer-fine push in glass quivertips – 0.25oz, .50oz and .75oz – and capable of casting up to 25 metres, it can help you put vital fish in the net.

The CR10 range covers most UK coarse rod applications and will prove extremely popular for both commercial and natural venues. The high quality blanks are constructed from a blend of 40 and 36 ton carbon and this provides rods that are lightweight, slim and strong. The components used are of the highest quality including AAA cork, Fuji guides, Fuji reels seats and the finish is simply stunning! Compare these rods to other higher priced brands with similar specification and quality and you will confirm that Cadence rods display amazing value for money. Also be assured that your purchase will help get more kids outdoors and fishing – Go Fishing, Give Back!


At Cadence, our mission is to not only provide the best value in fishing gear but also for our anglers to inspire a movement to pass on the sport to future generations. For every £50 spent we promise to give a kids fishing pole to one of our charitable organisations. This is how we embody our tagline of “Go Fishing. Give Back”. We want to see as many young people as possible enjoy the hobby of fishing. We believe we can bring generations together in a hectic world, our mission is to see people stepping away from the TV and heading into the great outdoors. Share the joy of a day on the water with the next generation by making a purchase from Cadence.   


The Behr Feeder Seat


Travelling light especially on public transport wanted something light not to bulky easy to carry. Originally opted buying The Nufish Restabox, then discovered the cheaper Behr Feeder Chair highly recommended by anglers. Was then left to decide whether to buy the Deluxe Rotatable, As much as loved the idea of siting straight on quiver rods, in what looks like a very comfortable seat decided the extra weight size would be less of an advantage travelling. Delivery little slow in arrival time however to be expected as ordered over Christmas period, Covid Pandemic and coming from Germany.

Evening All,
Yet more decisions to make, maybe some readers have purchased either The Nufish Restabox, or Behr Products ?
Over the last few months been seriously thinking about buying the Nufish Restabox for travelling light. Since discovered a German company called Behr, by all accounts their original Feeder Seat was extremely popular especially in Ireland selling out quickly, unfortunately that version is no longer available, however it didn't have a backrest, which certainly need sitting for long hours. Behr do a similar version of The Nufish at a cheaper price so swinging towards The Behr Feeder Seat. Also very much like the idea of being able to sit at the correct angle inline with rod without twisting back and ending up at the end of a session stiff and a back ache. The seat on the Behr Deluxe Rotatable does look very comfortable indeed.

The Behr Deluxe Rotatable Chair

The Original Behr Feeder Seat no longer available
The Nufish Restabox original choice of light travel feeder chair


Sodafloat by Peejay Tackle

These Sodafloat's have just arrived from
Peejay Tackle Ltd
really looking forward to using these in 2021, will be sharing the experience here and on blogger, including future videos 😀

work in progress

Monday, 28 December 2020

Fisky's Fantastic Feeders are simply the best

Best Feeders ever purchased in 47 years of angling

Thought would take a few snaps of the new feeders which have arrived. These 
Fisky's Fantastic Feeders
 are Bad Boys Tested and proved by some of the countries leading anglers. To think been using mass produced commercial shop bought feeders for years. Regret not owning these sooner, very much looking forward to using, sharing some fish posts to accompany these splendid, quality feeders, masterful workmanship, great service.

to be continued

Sunday, 27 December 2020

AL-U Platforms, Simply The Best and Safest Bespoke Quality Fishing Platforms on The Market

 Looking forward to owning and sharing my platform later in 2021

AL-U Platforms, Simply The Best and Safest Bespoke Quality Fishing Platforms on The Market. Just had the pleasure of speaking to Alan Lockwood who makes the very best bespoke Fishing Platforms the original copied by many but never as safe. Alan is able to make any platform to your requirements. These platforms are used by the likes of Andy Bennett, and Bob Nudd vouching the quality of these platforms. Over the years have found some waters impossible to fish such as steep banks on The Medway, The Thames, and The Taff to name just a few. Alan's work is the very best quality your likely to encounter front legs going up to 6ft in length used by many on The River Trent. You pay for what you get, however with such expertise and quality engineering metal work, expect to be added on the waiting list. Glad to be in the design process and looking forward to owning one next year. Personally wouldn't risk my life on some of the less interior products available on the market today. Look no further than an AL-U Platform. A little video worth looking at:

to be continued

Catch A Fish From All 33 London Authorities: The Return, part 2, The Ultimate London Angling Fishathon 33 days/nights, Summer 2022. In Aid Of Charity.

 First time in a year hard enough back for more in 2022

Catch A Fish From All 33 London Authorities: The Return, part 2, The Ultimate London Angling Fishathon 33 days/nights, Summer 2022. In Aid Of Charity.
Good Evening,
Apologies for the absence here do hope enjoying your fishing. Some of you may remember first quest to 'Catch A Fish From All 33 London Authorities in a year, which started in 2018 and completed last year in 10 months. Made a rod for own back so to speak by leaving to the last months in the cold weather. At the time there where many who said should have done this for charity. Well had a long think and have decided to commence again, once back on the road driving again soon as completed latest Angling Odyssey 'Catch A Fish From All 69 UK Cities' once safe to continue
This time the challenge will be greater plan to take 2 weeks holiday and unpaid leave and fish hopefully catch a fish from all 32 London Borough's and The City of London in 33 days/nights.

For this mission to be successful shall be doing in the warmer summer months, will be planning ahead in advance. Will be looking for sponsor's in order to raise money for a valuable cause. Heart at the moment is steering towards a charity for the benefit of children, although at this stage not made mind up.
More details will follow soon including charity link via:
making contact:
In the meantime happy angling back soon. Tight lines, may your next bite be a big one or anyone big or small 👍😎🎏