The Gallery

A few trophy shots and fishing memories over the seasons.

   This 21lb+ common turned up at 5.30am, caught from under overhanging branches in the margin

This 21lb+ common turned up at 5.30am, caught from under overhanging branches in the margin

   An 8lb+ zander caught at Wyboston

An 8lb+ zander caught at Wyboston

   John Bailey, who's taken on the role of Mr Crabtree in a new TV series

John Bailey, who's taken on the role of Mr Crabtree in a new TV series

   A visit to Marsh Farm, and a little bar of gold! 2lb 2ozs.

A visit to Marsh Farm, and a little bar of gold! 2lb 2ozs.

   A 3lb+ river Lea perch, caught on a livebait

A 3lb+ river Lea perch, caught on a livebait

   Ain't that a pretty one? Must be the best looking carp I've caught... so far! 24lb

Ain't that a pretty one? Must be the best looking carp I've caught... so far! 24lb

   This 14lb+ Lea Barbel took a 17mm halibut pellet late in the afternoon

This 14lb+ Lea Barbel took a 17mm halibut pellet late in the afternoon

   My first 'twenty'! Caught from a local club water it went 24lb 10ozs.

My first 'twenty'! Caught from a local club water it went 24lb 10ozs.

   Oh so close! A 2lb 8drm silver bream, which at the time was just over an ounce off the British record

Oh so close! A 2lb 8drm silver bream, which at the time was just over an ounce off the British record

   A very clean mirror at 19lb 8ozs for Gary

A very clean mirror at 19lb 8ozs for Gary

   Was my last pike of the 2012/13 season. Only 13lb, but they're all welcome

Was my last pike of the 2012/13 season. Only 13lb, but they're all welcome

   Gary shows a 19lb'er caught at close range at one of our club waters

Gary shows a 19lb'er caught at close range at one of our club waters

   A 20lb 3oz common... it fought like a demon, thought I'd got an absolute monster on!

A 20lb 3oz common... it fought like a demon, thought I'd got an absolute monster on!

   Gary with a 4lb 3oz eel, caught on a Bedfordshire water

Gary with a 4lb 3oz eel, caught on a Bedfordshire water

   A trip to Rib Valley Fishery brought an unexpected visitor. It took a drifted roach deadbait. 3lb 5ozs.

A trip to Rib Valley Fishery brought an unexpected visitor. It took a drifted roach deadbait. 3lb 5ozs.

   Don't think I have to introduce good friend Martin Bowler... showing off his recent release

Don't think I have to introduce good friend Martin Bowler... showing off his recent release

   Gary with a 16lb+ winter pike. Looks great in the snow!

Gary with a 16lb+ winter pike. Looks great in the snow!

   5lb 8oz chub from the upper Lea. Took a legered lobworm early in the morning

5lb 8oz chub from the upper Lea. Took a legered lobworm early in the morning

   Can't beat a beautiful sunset. I was barbel fishing at Fisher's Green

Can't beat a beautiful sunset. I was barbel fishing at Fisher's Green

   Me, when I was young! A 7lb 10oz tench caught on a single grain of corn between the lily pads.

Me, when I was young! A 7lb 10oz tench caught on a single grain of corn between the lily pads.

   A chat with angling legend John Wilson... couldn't wait for each weeks 'Go Fishing' to come on, many years ago!

A chat with angling legend John Wilson... couldn't wait for each weeks 'Go Fishing' to come on, many years ago!

   First of three during the session, Gary with a 23lb 5oz common

First of three during the session, Gary with a 23lb 5oz common

   One for the purists! Got taught how to use a centre pin when fishing for grayling on the river Itchen

One for the purists! Got taught how to use a centre pin when fishing for grayling on the river Itchen

   My largest pike from Landridge pit, 18lb 14ozs. Caught on a mackerel tail.

My largest pike from Landridge pit, 18lb 14ozs. Caught on a mackerel tail.

   Fishery manager, and good friend, Jerry Hammond. He never misses a chance to promote that book!

Fishery manager, and good friend, Jerry Hammond. He never misses a chance to promote that book!

   A first trip to Wyboston lakes, and my first double figure Zander. It went 10lb 13ozs

A first trip to Wyboston lakes, and my first double figure Zander. It went 10lb 13ozs