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.

Friday, 6 July 2012

A new fishing van takes to the road.

After 3 years of faithful service I decided it was time to change my van.  Fully fitted out for fishing it had a bed and all mod cons [except running water].  The van is the Peugeot Expert 1.6d H1 registered Aug 06 with 96000 miles on the clock and it is now up for sale at about £3000 with no VAT.
                                                  My old version just waiting for your tackle

The new van is again the Peugeot Expert but now the 09 plate 2.0 Hdi H1 with appropriate mileage to suit.  I’m well please with the vehicle having driven it down from Liverpool where it had been for sale.  After a couple of days I have now completed the transfer of bed and other items that will suit the fishing needs and I’m ready for anywhere in the country again.
                                          Carpet fitted, now for the bed conversion to suit.

For the serious travelling river fisherman this seems the perfect answer to the fuel cost that can make distant venues so expensive for a single daytrip.  I can fish to whatever time I want at night and retire to the van where I sleep as comfortable as at home on 4 inches of high density foam made for the job.  [Brollycamps do not belong on the river bank].  Rain or shine there is room to move about and cook or prepare food before setting out again the next morning at a time to suit you not that required by the boarding house or lodgings.
                                                          Side door veiw

                                                     Job done - have van will travel.


  1. Phil can you change the tracking device for me before you sell the old one, its just under the front nearside wheel arch. you can leave it on the same setting.......

  2. Bloody hell! there were five under that wheel arch and three under the other. :)