Friday, 16 June 2017

For All Those Left Behind

For all those observing the old ways, may the spirit of anglers who have gone before you dwell in your swim. 


Friday, 2 June 2017

In Sight of The Silver Pit

On Sunday afternoon at half past three precisely I shall be reading aloud 'A Brief History of Caught by the River' a piece I wrote for The Eastfolk Chronicle and proudly introducing performances by the poets Will Burns, Martha Sprackland and Adelle Stripe at The Caught by the River Revue - Ten Years of Caught by the River at Neu Reekie's Festival of Counter-Culture 'Where Are We Now' at Kardomah 94 in the city of Hull.  Entry is free. We look forward to your good company.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Night at The Horse Hospital

On the evening of Thursday 25th May I will be Master of Ceremonies as July Skies meet Darren Hayman Uptown in a Caught by the River Night at The Horse Hospital on the Colonnade in Bloomsbury. Tickets are available here.  The performance the following evening is sold out. 

Friday, 19 May 2017

The National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair - November 2017

Across kitchens in Arcadia, Elgar is on the radio, chipped coronation mugs of Victory Gin are raised and teapots are drained trawlerman style in humble thanks to all of the staff at The Kingsley Sports Centre who helped us stage another enjoyable riot of a tackle fair on Sunday last.  The Kingsley has been a great home for us, made firmly so by the friendliness of all employed there but sadly it closes in October.  I am currently in the process of organising a new venue, confirmation of which along with the date of the fair will hopefully be announced here in the coming weeks.  Should you wish to join the Fair's blind e-mail list to receive further information and regular updates please contact me via the field telephone number on the flyer below.  Thank-you.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Port Eliot

I am delighted to announce that once again I will be Master of Ceremonies in the Caught by the River Tent at this year's Port Eliot Festival.  Full details of the Caught by the River line-up and links to the Festival site can be found here.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Thursday, 13 April 2017

'Don't Wait Until the Perch Have Gone'

First read aloud at a night at The Horse Hospital you may now read my Brief History of Caught by the River in print within the pages of the new edition of Cally Callomon's Eastfolk Chronicle which is printed, published and available for a song from street corner urchins across the counties known as the Easterlies.  I also have copies about my person so if you see me at the back of a dusty auction house or labouring to finish my cake in a tea room please ask for a copy. 

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Saturday, 8 April 2017

The Arcadia 78rpm Orchestra's Band Leader Uptown

The Arcadia 78rpm Orchestra's  Mr. Parker outside seminal fishing tackle shop 'The Creel' which is situated at 36 Station Road in the garrison town of Aldershot.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Fallon's Angler

My piece in collaboration with Nick Fallowfield-Cooper 'The Shop on Holy Street' is published and may only be seen in print on the pages of the new issue of Fallon's Angler which if you are not already a subscriber you may buy online in their shop.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

From the Lost Tackle Shop on Holy Street

For the attention of ladies, gentlemen and all passers-by I am pleased to announce that I have listed for immediate sale in the winter gardens known as my website at nominal prices to those with a custodial spirit a number of items-cum-relics from a lost tackle shop that I had the privilege of clearing recently.  I will also have a number of other items mundane but spectacular from the clearance upon my stall at this Sunday's tackle fair in the town of Romsey.  I gained access to the shop via a grand favour which shall not be forgotten and unlocked the front door that had been sealed for twenty years in the good company of my collaborator the photographer Nick Fallowfield-Cooper.  The photographs he took that morning and the short prayer that I wrote in homage to the shop appear on the cover and within the new issue of Fallon's Angler which is out on Friday 31st March.  I will have copies of the magazine for sale on Sunday.  You may also buy some in their shop. Thank-you.