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.

Monday 9 May 2011

Surface rubbish.

At a bit of a loss as to what to do today and decided on a short tench session.  Caught one of around 5lb so saved a blank, but hassel came in the form of flowers.

Now I like flowers, especial wild ones since I'm not very good at keeping the garden spick and span.  Problem was these were dead flowers falling into the water off both the horse chestnut trees, along with the willow herb flowers.  The water surface was covered in them and they drifted back and forth to cause just a little problem.  Talking to a friend on the phone while he tench fished on a southern gravel pit I found he had the same problem, difference was he had a float rod in use and the eyes were a lot smaller than those on my rod.  He had to stop on numerous occasions just to clean the muck off the line so he could reel in, one fish was lost purely from this need to stop - hopefully it will be gone before I return to the water again.

Off to Marsh Farm tomorrow - hoping for a 3lb+ crucian, well we always hope dont we?

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