A NEW BOOK NOW OUT. Targets set and achieved.

My third book, 'Targets set and achieved' is now complete and ready for sale. As the title suggests it reflects the past seven years of my fishing. Twenty different rivers where double figure barbel were caught, crucians and roach to near record size, perch, chub, tench and bream to make the mouth water. All will be in the pages and well illustrated with lots of colour photographs.

There is a 1000 copy print run of the hardback edition and a further 40 leather bound copies for the connoisseur.

Copies available from myself just email phlpsmith9@aol.com or ring 07980 394864 for details

Still a limited number of leathers available.

Alternatively use the web page http://www.philsmithangler.co.uk/ where you can order by Paypal or credit/debit card.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Specimen fishing.

Went for a three day tench trip down London way, knew it would be difficult but there are big tench to be caught there.  I fish the local waters and catch lots of fish including that 8lb-14oz beauty mentioned in a previous blog but.  That but is the lack of doubles to be caught.  For me there is an ellement of excitement just knowing that special fish is there and although I enjoy the local trips that excitment is missing.

Ok this trip I blanked - total nothing - but---   I saw one caught a few pegs away  11lb-12oz  -  that gets the blood pumping and I'll return again just for the chance of a fish like that.  I'll probably blank though.

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