Upside Down Down-Under

It’s Christmas Eve and I am sat in the food area of a large shopping centre. I sip my hot coffee while the Salvation Army plays silent night. My last minute shopping rests against my leg, yet there are flip flops on my feet and I am

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Drop Shot Bassing

The drop-shot method of fishing is a technique usually associated with freshwater predator anglers. It was through my off-season interest in perch fishing that I first chanced upon this method. My brother-in-law Simon Nicol, is a fanatical perch and zander angler and I owe a lot of

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Reel Tough

I went down the Van Staal route some time ago, basically because I wanted a reel that wasn’t going to let me down. Experience up to that point with the various fixed spool reels available (late ’80’s and through to the early ’00’s) had been disappointing, though

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