Archive for the 'Shows' Category

The Sportfish Show 2019

Over the past few years, I’ve found that the Sportfish Show at Theale has quietly become one of the fixed points of my fishing season. If anything, I spend less time at shows than I used to – if you’re not careful, you can end up investing more of your precious free time chin-wagging in […]

Read Full Post »

Fly-fishing, Shows, Tackle May 23 2019

Balsam Bashing at the Game Fair

According to the great John Gierach, publishers may well have invented book signings to keep writers humble… and that’s certainly how it felt for the first five spookily-quiet minutes of Coch-y-Bonddu’s  ‘meet the author’ session during this year’s CLA Game Fair at Blenheim. Maybe we’re putting them off, suggested Peter Hayes, all sitting here looking like […]

Read Full Post »

Invasive non-native species, Pocket Guide to Balsam Bashing, Shows, Tackle, Ultralight fly-fishing Jul 22 2014

Balsam Bashing: Book signings at Farlows and Sportfish

To celebrate the launch of my new Pocket Guide to Balsam Bashing this week, I’ve been highly honoured to set out my stall at two separate Sportfish events… … first an all-day signing session at Farlows on publication day (complete with wine and snacks generously laid on by Brian Fratel and Sam) … … and […]

Read Full Post »

Invasive non-native species, Pocket Guide to Balsam Bashing, Shows, Writing May 11 2014

Celebrating World Rivers Day 2013…

Having been quite closely involved in bringing World Rivers Day to the Wandle for the first time in 2008, it’s going to be a real buzz to see this year’s global festival marked by the official launch of the Wandle Valley’s HLF landscape partnership projects. I’ll be spending this Sunday at the Wandle Piscators’ fishing […]

Read Full Post »

London, Shows, Urbantrout, World Rivers Day Sep 27 2013

Trout in Dirty Places hits the road

With the razzmatazz of the book launch behind us, the Trout in Dirty Places show has been on the road out of London… … first for a book-signing event and generally big night out at the Hillsborough Hotel microbrewery in Sheffield, complete with pints of deliciously hoppy Wobbly Wader beer (with 10p per pint generously […]

Read Full Post »

Freelance copywriting, London, Shows, Trout in Dirty Places May 26 2012