He's been fishing longer than he cares to admit and writing about it since the mid-seventies, initially for Angling magazine. After the demise of Angling, Alan wrote for the various iterations of Coarse Fishing, and for several years was a regular contributor to Carp World magazine. Fishes, or has fished for, most things in freshwater in this country. Favourite fishing is probably fly-fishing for salmon, or sea trout, but due to distance/cost/availability now spends most of his fishing time after specimen coarse fish.
Rain, rain and more rain has been the story of this winter so far. The barbel anglers must be having a field day. But for roach anglers waiting for the rivers to fine down, at the moment it seems a hopeless case.