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.

Tuesday 23 February 2016

Korum Cup Winner

In a year 2015, where I had a personal best perch of 5lb-4oz and a brace of crucians at 4lb-6oz and 4lb-8oz taken in a 2 hour spell, I was quite pleased to say the least. Add the 16lb-12oz barbel and 15lb-4oz bream and it gets even better. With a 10lb-12oz barbel off the River Wey it was my 27th different river double and this now adds up to probably my most successful year in the 50 odd years I've been on different banksides
Now to top it all off I've won the Korum Cup competition run over the last calendar year.

It is also quite nice that a reprint of my first book 'Rainbow's End' will be going to the printers in the next week or two.  The reprint is being done by Little Egret Press and details will be found on their website.


  1. That perch alone could have won it! What a fish. Great photo too.


  2. You've had a cracking year - well done. The perch especially was superb. Just one of your 2015 highlights would make my season.

  3. Well done Phil, you deserve it....what a year!