Gorsey Lane, Hightown

28 March 2008 // Miscellany

Last bank holiday, we escaped the traffic by meandering down Gorsey Lane hoping then to drive into Sandy Lane and eventually reach Hightown. However, the lane eventually petered out even though the OS Map would lead you to believe otherwise. It was though the local populace had let the trees and bushes grow over the […]

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Chris Yates chats to Kevin Parr about carp, silver tourists and rocket powered boats.

27 March 2008 // Caught By...

Taken from the archives of The Idler Photographer, author, editor of Waterlog magazine, but foremost a fisherman, Chris Yates has been described in angling circles as a “legend in his own lunchtime”, not least after the capture of a British record carp some twenty years ago, but his enigmatic and private nature has confused many, […]

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Pike Fishing On Lake Windermere Part 2

25 March 2008 // Caught By...

More from Andrew’s the Lake District adventure; I’d love to be able to describe exactly what happened and how I skilfully played the fish, but it’s a blur. Initially relief that I’d not missed the run, but panic that I’d not set the hook properly. A flurry of reeling and the knowledge that a fish […]

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Pike Fishing On Lake Windermere Part 1

24 March 2008 // Caught By...

here’s the first part of a Lake District adventure, that Andrew took back in February; I’ve been meaning to go fishing with my friend Rich for a few years now. Fishing for me has usually been a fair weather sport. Lazily watching a float on an estate lake type of affair, the vague dream of […]

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The Lost Estate Lakes.

24 March 2008 // Caught By...

Andrew & I were left devastated this week when we found out that our favorite fishing spot had closed it’s doors to anglers.┬áThat really isn’t an understatement, this place was special. We have had some great and memorable times there. We’ve caught big fish, but we’ve seen bigger. We’ve caught sod all and it hasn’t […]

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