New Reel? Mitchell Avocast FS 6000

Mitchell has a long established history in fishing reels. The original company dates back to Italy and the late 1800’s with watch gears and similar intricate products. In the 1930’s they became involved with a couple fishing tackle manufacturers in the design and production of new reels. At the height of Mitchells production late 1960’s and early 1970’s it was reported that they were making 12,000 reels a day! I remember one of my first boat fishing reels, a Mitchell 624. This reel and the 622 can still be seen in use today, strong and robust they are going strong, […]

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Dad & Lad time

A day off for myself and Harry yesterday and we decided on a day at Llyn Y Gors pleasure lake, chasing a few of the smaller carp on the rods and also other species to the poles. The fishing wasn’t as hectic as we would have liked, or indeed as enjoyed on previous occasions. Similar to sea fishing, fresh water species are also affected by changing weather patterns and are equally susceptible to changes in pressure. Despite this and the breezy conditions, the sun shone for most of the day and we managed to land quite a few fish between us both.  […]

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As the wind blows

After a few days afloat with the good mixed fishing reported earlier the wind once again kicked in over much of North Wales, Anglesey in particular suffering with more winds up to a F8. A day at the lake was called for with the better half, with a little competition between us both on who could catch the most.  Sadly the carp didn’t want to play ball, with just a couple each and a decent sized bream each too. Plenty of small bits on the pole including rudd, perch and crucian carp. More photos in Fresh Water Gallery 2 If […]

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Dawn can fish too

Having seen hubby Keith enjoy a couple fishing adventures on the lake recently Dawn fancied a day at Llyn Y Gors too. Not the best afloat, but always enjoying a spot of fishing Dawn was keen to try the lake and get amongst a variety of fish on the rod and pole. Plenty of roach and small bream to the pole and we also managed to catch half a dozen carp on the rods between us. Nice average size of around 4lb from the shallow waters of the Pleasure Lake … Keith was there too More photos in Fresh Water […]

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Weather!

Weather! I feel like a stuck record … with My Way tucked up ready to ride out the latest onslaught that these ridiculous weather systems seem keen on throwing at us, another day on the lake was called for to achieve some form of fishing fix. Keith, having had his first day on a lake last week had already invested in a years coarse angling license and was keen to get amongst the carp again today. Sadly the carp weren’t having any of it. We had a good selection of bits on the poles, but the hectic carping of last […]

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When the wind blows

It’s been a horrible time of late, My Way has not sailed since Sept 04th, the winds have been constantly to high for us to enjoy a successful day afloat resulting in us cancelling everyday. Again yesterday, an onshore wind of F6 gusting F7 with no where to shelter is just not a recipe for a happy day afloat. My Way though has received some pretty amazing TLC in the meantime, a good scrub down on deck and ion the engine bay a full engine and gearbox service, all in preparation of the winds easing and treating us to some […]

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“Fishing is fishing, whatever you do”

“Fishing is fishing, whatever you do” as a friend recently pointed out on hearing that I had been dabbling in the art of fresh water angling once again. I used to carp fish a good number of years ago, and enjoyed it immensely. But being brought up on Anglesey, rocks and boats are where I cut my teeth in angling, spending many a long summer catching all manner of species from the sea. Sea fishing will always be number one for myself but fresh water angling has its place. In a contrast to sea fishing and certainly fishing aboard My […]

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