Please support this fishing event

I have been emailed about this hugely worthwhile charity fishing competition that is being held in aid of Help for Heroes (click on the poster for a larger view) - if you can do anything to help, please do so. One of the organisers can be contacted here.

Help for Heroes can be found here - it is a charity that was launched last year to raise money for service men and women who have been injured in various conflicts around the world, and the amount they have raised so far is just staggering. This fishing competition is taking place on Saturday 25th October at Calshot Beach in Hampshire. The people involved in organising this have my utmost respect.

Well done to Nick Hart for nailing a westcountry salmon for the cameras, see here for full details. I know how hard it is to go after a specific species when making TV programmes, so the fact that Nick and Shaun did it is great news, and I know how much the pressure must suddenly have lifted from Nick's shoulders the very moment the net slipped safely under the salmon. These programmes are due to air on a forthcoming internet TV station - when I hear more about their transmission dates, I will post the details here. I have seen one completed episode and it is awesome - Shaun Fenton is the guy who has produced and directed my last two series, and he knows exactly how to make good fishing television. Nick aint half bad either !! I am really looking forward to seeing the completed series.

I am out this afternoon and early evening taking photos of some local bass fishing, right up a stunning estuary that shall remain nameless. We will be fishing from a moored boat, mainly with live sandeels, but of course I am going to fling a few lures to see what might happen. It should be a blast, but as is rather typical, we now have low cloud and grey skies that contrast somewhat with that stunning weekend we had. A picnic on the beach with the family in mid-October can't be bad, and that is exactly what we did on Sunday. And I was wearing shorts.............