I have been obsessed with water and its inhabitants for as long as I can remember, and over time gravitated toward rivers. My Mum would tell you I spent my early life around and more often than not, in, water of varying states of foulness. I had plenty to choose from living South of Manchester as the Mersey system was but an open sewer in those days.

Thankfully huge improvements have occurred over the years and we now have some splendid fishing in the rivers of the area. I am a willing traveller so I range from the Ribble to the North, and South up to the Midlands in pursuit of my fishy quarry.

Hopefully you will find something of interest in these pages. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any observations or advice.

Tight lines