Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Audio slideshow: The Eel Man of the Fens

Audio slideshow: The Eel Man of the Fens.

Peter Carter's family has been eel fishing in the Cambridgeshire Fens for the past 500 years.

The 45-year-old, from Outwell, near Wisbech, believes he may be England's only remaining eel catcher who makes and uses traditional willow traps.

Mr Carter has been working with the Environment Agency to help stem the decline of eels in UK waters and is concerned for the future of his family's traditional way of life.

Taken from the BBC website.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

August Bank Holiday - Bishops Bowl nr Leamington

With very few free days to rest let alone go fishing in the middle of wedding season - I noticed that Bank holiday Monday was free - "I'm going fishing" was the statement I made to Kate and paused for the refusal... I was greeted by silence... I checked if she had heard me which she had and subsequently approved my request!

After searching the Fisheries.co.uk website for a variation in location, I narrowed down the choice to either Weston Lawns or Bishops Bowl, both within 30 minutes drive of Coventry. After feedback from Jeff on his preference on venues I have opted for Bishops Bowl. My reasoning is the appeal of the rather wild and uncharted Green Hill lake.

I have managed to tempt my Dad along for the day, he retired nearly twelve months ago and I think he needs to go fishing!

I would appreciate any knowledge or advice about tactics/bait etc. I even found a post about barbel being present - true or false? If any one wants to join us we plan to be there about 8-8:30am Bank Holiday Monday (30/8/10).

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Bank Holiday Fishing Plans

Just wondered if the cov/warks bloggers had any plans for the bank holiday Monday coming up? Thought it might be fun to meet up and get a few hours of fishing in somewhere local? Any suggestions/takers?