I thought that i would put up a quick post with a link to PDF versions of my most popular howto articles. In the migration some of the images didn’t come over so whilst i fix it here are the articles with the images in easy to print format.
Under Arm casting
CV safety rig
Photography for fishing part 1
Photography for fishing part 2
Thats it for now – if there are any other instructional articles you would like to see here let me know via the contact me button at the top
Some times there is a website that just makes you stop in your tracks and say wow, tonight I had one of those moments… get on over to Handmade Floats, and indulge yourself in a visual feast. Whether you float fish or not you can not help but be amazed by the beauty of the floats that Andrew Field makes on his blog. What ever you fish for there is a float there to suit your style, however I feel that there is but one problem with these floats… if I buy some I will never sully them by dipping in water. They are too beautiful and too perfect.
I will stop this post here, click the link and admire not only the quality of the floats but also the photography. It is really good to see someone who can take a basic item and make it into an object of lust 🙂 now to find a price list
Just a quick note to let you know that one of my articles in in ECHOES magazine issue 16 ( page 8 and 9 if you are curious) on one of my favourite subjects – Photography ! I am rubbing shoulders with such giants as Julian Cundiff Keith Arthur and of course Ruth Lockwood ( not forgetting Richard Crimp with out whom this would not have been possible) and whilst they are speaking about fishing, I thought I would take the easy way out and concentrate on photography 🙂
If you are not already a member of ECHO then I can only ask why not ? go to www.echocarp.co.uk and join up now and do something worth while today !
If, after reading the article, you have photography questions please do not hesitate to contact me either by posting a comment here, or by using the “Contact Me” button at the top of this page I do reply to all questions and and if you have a query on fishing ( or other aspects of photography) let me know.
Ok I am about to vent, prepare for it….. please oh please will angling magazine editors please, oh please stop using the article authors face as an out of focus background …gggaaaahhhhhhhh !
It has to be the most over used and most annoying photo effect that has ever been used it is almost more annoying when, during the mid 90’s, every fashion magazine “discovered” the ring flash. To give some examples without naming names, have a look in some of the carp angling monthly magazines ( not carpworld thankfully) and you will notice page after page, shot after shot of the sponsored anglers ugly mug as the out of focus background.
Let show you what I mean, and please note that this one was taken for comedy effect to show you.
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I thought i would swap it around a little today to post some of my favourite photography links. Photography is vital in carp fishing ( and to specimen hunting in general) matchmen generally only take a picture if they win, specimen hunters take far far more. with this in mind I though I would point out some of the places on the net that I use to help me with my photography both for fishing and for holiday photos. 1st up we have TutsPlus.com and their rather spectacular 100 Photography Tutorials
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Not really a fishing post but I thought I would share a pic I took last week at the “Lost Gardens of Heligan” down in Cornwall,showing what has to be the angyest old boiler I have ever seen
The gardens are well worth a visit if you are in the area, fascinating story behind them and were the surprise event of the week.
If you want to see more pics then click here for a full gallery from this and other places we daw down in Cornwall and Devon.
Some of you might be wondering why a lot of the posts recently have not been about fishing but have been about rigs and reviews, well for the last month most of the waters I would like to fish have been completely frozen. The pic above shows one of the lakes around here and as you can see it is absolutely solid. If it doesn’t start to thaw out soon I will have to start ice fishing. I am getting cabin fever it has been so long since I wet a line. Still there is light at the end of the tunnel I have taken a day off of to go fishing with Fishing Amsterdam next week. Here is hoping that the canal is defrosted enough to get the boat out !
Anyway until then there will be limited numbers of catch reports as there is 3″ of ice between me and the carp and pike.