Welcome to The Retro Angler’s monthly vintage fishing blog, including some hopefully interesting information and useful links. Tight lines!

September 30, 2019

This months blog starts at Kilburn Lake with my friend Dan, who lives nearby. He wanted to see if fishing was something he'd like to get into and was a helpful gillie and keen spectator. I started float fishing red maggots in the margins and landed a good few Roach, be...

August 31, 2019

This month I did something I'd not done for many years. Spending the night under canvas. I loaded up the car and went to Springwood Fisheries where I've fished many times before.

I arrived on a sunny Saturday morning, set up my tent, then headed to the top lake. After r...

July 31, 2019

As I didn't get out fishing this month I thought I'd share a few vintage items I sold this month for a few quid online. A job lot of old Silstar reels sold for spares/repairs. The FT 33 (left) was missing its handle, the FX 40 (middle) the handle didn’t tighten and the...

June 30, 2019

Although it was the start of the season this month, unfortunately I didn't get the chance to wet a line. Even though my partner and I enjoyed a ten day holiday driving round Scotland and passing all that water! Maybe next time we go to Scotland I'll sneak a rod and som...

May 31, 2019

As I've said before, fishing sessions are like buses, and this month I managed three very enjoyable and productive sessions.

For my first session I went to Robin Wood Fishery. I float fished my Redmayne & Todd rod and Mitchell Match reel, with red maggots on a size 14 h...

April 30, 2019

After three months of 2019 without fishing, I finally managed to wet a line, my New Year's resolution royally broken! During the Easter weekend I headed to local Birch House Fishery. The day was bright, warm and sunny, one of the first of the year. Temperatures reachin...

February 28, 2019

I go through phases of reading books. If a book interests me in the first few chapters I'll usually finish it. I read one of Dick Walker's books over Christmas which I really enjoyed and definitely recommend. As I didn't get to the waters edge this month, I went back t...

January 31, 2019

If you're going to break your new year's resolution, January is as good a month as any to do it! I told myself I would go fishing every month in 2019. Unfortunately, not being well and bad weather, blah blah blah meant it didn't happen.

On the bright side, another resol...

December 31, 2018

Another year has passed fellow Piscators, and although I didn't get the opportunity to wet a line as much as I'd have liked, I did make my first video. Also, I bought some interesting vintage tackle, fished on the Norfolk Broads and once again, I took part in a Charity...

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