I'm lucky enough to publish some work each year in that fine UK angling magazine Trout and Salmon, and have been associated with T&S for what are becoming rather many years. I was also proud to publish occasional articles in Waterlog. Those two journals were - and in the case of Trout and Salmon still are - an important part of my angling life, though like all its readers I grieve the passing of Waterlog.
While I've fished for trout and grayling for over fifty years - good Lord, over fifty - I enjoy trying to catch many different species of fish and always enjoy using a variety of angling methods. When I lived in Holland I spent a great deal of time fishing for pike - with streamers, jerkbaits, softbaits, spoons and spinners - and came to have a great respect for them. These days, having relocated to Yorkshire, I'm enjoying revisiting the trout fishing of my youth and younger adulthood (in the Dales and on local stillwaters), am relishing winter long-trotting for grayling and am becoming ever more interested in the sea angling to be found on local coasts. I still occasionally fish for tench in the summer and perch in the autumn and I also make trips further afield each year to fish for both trout and sea-trout. If you'd like to find out more about these fishing activities please visit the Notebook pages and details of current Fishing projects.