Recently I have had several enquiries about plans for future hosted trips, but sadly everything we have planned during the next 18 months is already fully booked. Very occasionally we do get a last minute cancellation opening up an opportunity for someone to join us, and if you would like to be contacted in the event of short notice availability, please get in touch and I will add you to my contacts lists.

Hosted trips currently scheduled include Belize May 16, fly fishing for tarpon, bonefish, permit and snook; Mongolia, August/September 16 for lenok trout and grayling; Nicaragua October 16 for tarpon, snook and rainbow bass; Argentina March 17 for freshwater dorado; and finally Christmas Island in July 17 for GT’s, bonefish and numerous other species. The next hosted/group trip I anticipate we will be planning will be a return to Nicaragua in October 2017, almost certainly followed by Panama in early 2018. Of course private trips can always be booked at these and many other exciting destinations offered by Anglers World Holidays, for more information visit: http://anglersworld.tv or Tel: 01246 221717.


I love tying flies, and Vismar had many excellent tiers demonstrating their craft.

A couple of weeks a spent an interesting couple of days at Vismar, the big Dutch fishing show held each year at Ahoy, just outside of Rotterdam. I had been invited by Peter Dohmen, editor of the top Dutch sea angling magazine Zee Hengelsport, http://www.zeehengelsport.nl for whom I have worked for the past 12 years or so. It was a great trip during which I got to meet several old friends, and make a few new ones. Sadly we no longer have any similar shows here in the UK, so why not consider a long weekend at Vismar next year? Given low cost air and ferry crossings this need not be overly expensive; I’ll probably see you there!


One of the most popular displays was a really interesting demonstration of various ways to fillet and prepare different species of fish.

Last blog I revealed I have been working extensively on my latest book, and finally the last of 25 chapters has just been sent to the publisher. I’ve been kicking various ideas around for this particular book for several years, and I hope the format I have chosen has something of interest for all anglers who have an interest in travel. Most of the book relates to fishing in saltwater, but several chapters feature freshwater fishing, notably for tigerfish, Nile perch and South American dorado. There are several chapters that focus on popping and jigging, with others looking at fly fishing, both inshore over shallow water flats and offshore for billfish and trevally. Each chapter features a minimum of 6-7 full colour images, which in addition to fish and fishing include many of my favourites illustrating the spectacular flora and fauna in those countries I have been fortunate to have visited; choosing which images to use has been one of the hardest elements of this project.


Rig tying was just one of many demonstrations of interest to sea anglers.

The first addition published, which includes a forward by Chris Tarrant, will be hard back with dust wrapper, with each of the first run being individually numbered. Destinations featured include The Florida Keys, Kenya, Norway, New York City & Cape Cod, Tanzania, Costa Rica, Namibia, Nicaragua, River Zambezi, Turks & Caicos Islands, Mozambique, Argentina, Madagascar, The Maldives, Mfangano Islands Lake Victoria, Belize, Uganda, Canada, Cape Verde Islands, The Andaman & Nicobar Islands, South Africa, Panama, Morocco, Sierra Leone & Sri Lanka. I’m not sure of the actual publication date yet, but hopefully it will be sometime around August this year. Numbers of this first addition are limited. If you think you might like a copy please let me know & I will put you on the mailing list for publication updates.


Peter Dohmen, second from left, presenting Irish Specimen fish awards in the show’s ‘Irish Pub’.