By Beardy Neil

He's the younger, slightly less handsome one. I normally beat him on fishing trips. I hope he doesn't read this...

Farmoor – June 2020

Three weeks after my last trip, I decided to have another day fishing at Farmoor. There had been lot...

 In On the water

Mayflies on the Avon

I’d joined the local angling club too late last year to hit mayfly season, or duffers fortnigh...

 In On the river

Farmoor Reservoir – May 2020

A couple of days after Coronavirus lockdown was relaxed and we could go fishing again, I booked a da...

 In On the water

Why I fish

Wychwood Bankman Bag

I’ve got a few Wychwood bits of gear now and I’ve been very pleased with them all, so wh...

 In Gear

Wychwood Rover Net

I got a few new bits of kit for Christmas and, although we are currently locked down, I managed to g...

 In Gear

Draycote – March 2020

Small water fly box

For Christmas this year, Beardy Paul and I decided that we would each tie the other 10 of our best f...

 In Fly Tying

Winter fishing at Farmoor

Bewl Reservoir – Nov19

Daddies on the river!

Wychwood Gear Trap Short Haul Chest Pack

I’ve been using a satchel-type fishing bag for my river fishing which was made by my talented wife...

 In Gear

Draycote – September 2019

Wading session brings success

After three non-existent evening rises, I decided to try something different for my next visit. I pi...

 In On the river

On the river – round 2

With so many beats available, I had decided relatively quickly that I’d try a different stretch ea...

 In On the river

On the river!

After a four year wait, I finally got the news I had been waiting for; I’d been accepted as a memb...

 In On the river

Mini Tour – July 2019

After years of thinking and talking about river fishing, Beardy Paul and I finally decided to bite t...

 In On the water

Beardy Bros on Tour 2019

For our tour to the Midlands Reservoirs this year we decided to mix things up and fish Eyebrook, Rut...

 In On the water

Blagdon – April 2019

After years of reading about Blagdon, I finally decided to treat myself to a day on this historic wa...

 In On the water

Farmoor has awoken! April 2019

World Bank Masters – Elinor

Beardy Paul and I have entered the pairs World Bank Masters at Farmoor for the last few years. It to...

 In On the water

Airflo Airweld Waders

I’ve had my eye on getting some proper waders for a while. I don’t often fish waters tha...

 In Gear

Eyebrook March 2019

Beardy Paul and I have fished the World Bank Masters competition at Farmoor for the last few years. ...

 In On the water

Airflo Super Stik Competition Special

I fish a lot at Farmoor as its my nearest reservoir. For most of the season my Greys rod is perfect ...

 In Gear

Draycote – March 2019

Winter Reservoir fishing 2019

Farmoor – October 2018

Draycote – October 2018

Beardy Bros on tour 2018

Farmoor Reservoir – June 2018

Often, in fishing, things conspire against you (or seem to anyway); maybe the conditions are not ide...

 In On the water

Winter Reservoir Fishing

Fry time?

Fish, at last!