Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Empty Hullown

Last week I received an e-mail from the Ribble Rivers Trust about some new fishing that had been added to their token beats. Hullown Lake is located near Laneshawbridge, Colne in Lancashire and is the first lake on the Ribble Rivers Trust passport scheme. The e-mail said "anglers can now enjoy wild trout fishing on this beautiful 0.5 hectare lake near Colne.  The lake is fed by Hullown Beck and discharges into Colne Water.  It used to be stocked but this has now ceased.  We’d love to know what’s in there, so if you pay a visit please report back to us!  A day’s fishing costs £10, that’s 4 of our standard tokens."

Thursday, 13 September 2012


Hands up who's heard of Tanago? Not many I suspect. Well you might call it an offshoot from tenkara and I hadn't heard of it until recently when I chanced upon it whilst surfing the internet. Basically it’s tenkara fishing on small streams, with a shorter rod. Tanago apparently translates to bitterling, a small fish native to Japan and it is fishing for these very small fish that tanago was developed.