Monday, 22 December 2008

Happy Christmas to you all

  • A very Happy Christmas to all of you - I hope you have a fantastic break, and here's to 2009. I am going to take some time off now to be with my family, so I'll post back here in a week or so. I can not wait to spend some proper time with them all and see my two girls opening their presents on Christmas morning. This is what it's all about. I have just spent the weekend looking after my daughters while my wife was in London, and we had such a blast. You will be glad to know that I have so far managed to resist jumping up down on their Iggle Piggle or Upsy Daisy teddies......

  • I have managed to put another online photo gallery up from my latest trip over to Ireland, right at the end of November - click here to have a look at some of the photos from yet another awesome bass trip. I hope you enjoy them, and there will be plenty more to come next year I am sure.

  • Check out the brand new issue of Sea Angler magazine - look on pages 46, 47, 48, 49 and 50 for another article in my modern bass fishing series. I am really pleased with the photos that their designer chose to use. Make sure to watch out for the next issue as well, for they are going for a big relaunch of the magazine, and I can't wait to see how it looks. The magazine goes from strength to strength I reckon.
  • Above is another shot from my playing around with black and white conversions - I took this on my first ever trip to what I term the "ultra remote Seychelles", and it took me a couple of looks through my files to pick this one out. Personally I am blown away by this simple photograph in black and white, but I would be interested to know what you think.

  • The photo below is also from that same trip, of my friend James holding onto a barracuda he had just nailed on a fly on the flats. An awesome angler and a very easy guy to photograph, and again, a shot that I really like in black and white - not something I would have picked put immediately, but the sunlight glowing on the tail I reckon gives a really strong "in" with one's eye.
  • Have a good one - thanks for reading this blog of mine, it means a hell of a lot to know that so many people keep checking back here to see what is going on, and the numbers keep on growing. Remember that you can also subscribe to my blog via Feedblitz on the right hand side of this page. Have a wonderful Christmas.


Paul said...

Have a good one Henry. Your columns been a blast this year! Caught your Bass Fishing show on Real Time Extra the other night. Very good, I thought. Keep up the good work and have a cracking 2009


Anonymous said...

as above and have a great break.
Look forward to some new fishing on the tv. Cheers for now. Alan

Spitfire66 said...

Have a great Christmas with the family mate ! And may all your 09 fish be big uns :)

Great to see the November gallery - first time Ive ever seen myself smile in a picture (well ear to ear anyway lol)

catchya soon



Martyn said...

Have a good 'un Henry and IMHO both the new B&W images work a gem.

Hope the girls don't wake you too early on Christmas morning...

Simon said...


Enjoy your Christmas with your family. You deserve it for all the entertainment and guidance that you have given me over the last year.
Thanks to you (and Mick!) I now have the best plugging/spinning rod ever and have caught my first (nine) Bass on soft plastics. The action on those Slug-Go's is unbelievable!
Are we going to see any more TV prog's from you?

Tight Lines 2009. Simon

murkywaters said...

Hi Henry,

Really like your images and like you my fishing has also morphed into a serious love of photography, the feeling of do i get the rods out or the Canon first is always a battle that more often than not ends with a few quick shots first!!

I like your black & white's and the use of the vignetting draws your eye to the subject (use it on my weddings a lot).

Keep up the good work and i really look forward to seeing more of your images..


Rob Appleby said...

Merry Christmas to you!

I'm pleased I stumbled across your blog, lots of cracking reading and photos with regular updates.. keep it going.

dont sit at home getting fat and drunk, well not too much... get fishing.