Well I’ve fished three times this past week, in very different conditions. Tuesday at Henfold lakes in a sea of mud, the lake had been up over the banks for a few days following torrential rain. The inlet stream was colouring the water to a rich milky coffee colour. I drew at the deep end of the lake and struggled for a couple of crucian carp and one lone skimmer and a load of tine roach for about 8lbs. While others did worse, I was nowhere near framing. Wednesday wasn’t much better, Willow park, small lake. Another flooded lake but this time with a bitter wind in my face. No carp showed on our bank they were all on the lee shore and I was able to watch two anglers knocking out large carp all day. My bag, 15lbs of skimmers, put me third in section but again nowhere near the leaders. Friday was a much better day, a combination of teaching and fishing with the lads from Weybridge Cricket Club. Cheriton Lakes were also a mud bath but the fishing was OK. We all caught a lot of small carp, rudd and some huge gudgeon. The anglers were divided into two teams and in the end the event was won by a 6oz margin. Finally i’m catching up with my contributions to other websites, here’s a link ot a short piece for Partridge of Redditch:- http://www.partridge-of-redditch.co.uk/blog/fly-friday-157-fire-imp-chris-reeves
I am an all round angler and have fished for many different species all over the world . I regularly compete in coarse and fly fishing matches . I have over 50 years of fishing experience.
I’ve been tying flies and flyfishing for over 35 years and I’m hugely passionate and enthusiastic about both.
I am a Level 2 coach for Coarse angling
I hold the Level 2 coaching qualification for Game angling
I’m qualified as a GAIA Fly Tying instructor
I have also successfully completed a fly fishing guiding course at an Orvis endorsed lodge in the United States
I am a member of the Professional Anglers Association (PAA).
I am a member of the Angling Trust coach licence scheme
I am insured with the Angling Trust, under the Coach licence scheme.
I am also insured with the Professional Anglers Association
I hold a current First Aid certificate
I am DBS checked and have completed a Safeguarding course.