Author Archives: simon smith

About simon smith

Teacher, husband, father, angler and author based in South Wales.

Three seasons in one day – a coronavirus update

As I write this, I still feel as though I’m in some kind of limbo. Dipping in and out of news feeds, it’s becoming ever clearer exactly how hard the coronavirus pandemic is hitting the entire world, and it’s not … Continue reading

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The Ballad of the Lonesome Flounder

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Will the New Year run continue…?

Venue: Swansea Foreshore. Friday 17th January 2020. Weather: winds 8 mph north-westerly, pressure 1021mb, temp app. 2 degrees. Tide: High of 8.4m at 11.42 p.m. – lowest tide of the cycle. Moon phase: Last quarter – 50% visible. Fishing time: … Continue reading

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Festive Frolics

As you’ll see by the snugness of my smock in some of these photos, I was making rather merry over the festive period, so haven’t really had the time to keep the blog updated regarding any exploits, so I’ve lumped … Continue reading

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When the Stars Align

Venue: Rest Bay, Porthcawl. Friday 8th November 2019. Weather: winds 4 mph north-easterly, pressure 1013mb, temp app. 4 degrees. Tide: Low of 2.5m at 9.58 p.m. following an 8.5m high tide. One day after lowest tide of the cycle. Moon … Continue reading

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Autumn Dreaming

Venue: Pink Bay, Porthcawl. Monday 28th October 2019. Weather: winds 8 mph north-easterly, pressure 1026mb, temp app. 5 degrees. Tide: High of 10.5m at 6.03 a.m. one tide before highest tide of the cycle. Moon phase: new moon. Fishing time: … Continue reading

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

It’s been quite some time wince I’ve posted for a number of reasons. First up is the end of the summer holidays which, of course, means that the workload has come tumbling in like an avalanche once more. The year … Continue reading

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