Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Memories of Urban Fishing

The winter is always a great time to look back to the best memories of past seasons.

As we say here in America, "talk is cheap" so I am just going to post some of the best "fishy" memories I have. Note that ALL these fish have been caught in the East River, on Manhattan island.


Monday, January 24, 2011

Fly Fishing Show

This weekend was the Fly Fishing Show Tour in Somerset, New Jersey.

It was a first time for me and I would say that it was quite an experience... This show is just SICK, you can basically find all the best gear, try it, meet the leaders of the industry and talk to them.

I have been lucky enough to go there with my wife and to meet friends there.

I have tried the new G Loomis NRX rods and the new TFO BVK aka Bernard Victor Kreh series. I have tried them on a 8 Weight 9 feet... Both rods are amazing, they are fast, but smooth. They are precise and forgiving. Special mention to the NRX that delivers a good cast even if you screw your backcast...

Check the pic people, it was just AWESOME to meet one of the most legendary angler ever... He even cracked a joke when I approach him:

Him: "Wanna a picture son?"
Pierre-Antoine: "Yeah, I would love that. I am from France!"
Him: "Are you LOST?"

Good times for sure...

Friday, January 7, 2011

On the Water Article - January / February 2011 (In English)

What a great way to start off the year!

I feel privileged to have been published in the "On the Water" magazine for their 2011 special edition.

I think that I could be one the most regular fisherman on the island of Manhattan to catch stripers using lures and flies.

But beyond personal satisfaction, this article is a great way to shed some light on a fantastic way to discover the city with a new angle. Moreover, I strongly believe that this article will motivates some fellow New Yorker to try their chance on Striped within the city limits.

If you need more information or detail about urban fishing in New York feel free to contact me.

All the best,

Thursday, January 6, 2011

My first article about Urban Fishing (in French)

New York City Urban Fishing

This article was the first I have eber published and I was thrilled that it was in the "Predators" a fishing magazine dedicated to lure fishing.

The link bellow will give you access to the full article.

Feel free to give some feed back on it:
>>Article May-June 2010


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Beginnings

2010 has been a great year!

2010 is the year where my article about urban fishing has been published in two fishing magazines, one in France called "Predators", the #1 lure fishing magazine and one in the U.S. called "On the Water" which is the #1 magazine on the East Coast (New Jersey and New York).

2011 will be the year where I am going to be published in Japan, and in the U.K.

A lot of work needs to be done but I believe that more and more our passion of fishing and the sport in general is really moving in the right direction.

I encourage every reader of this blog to just do one thing this year: Take someone fishing with you this year. Show him (or her) the respect of the fish, the beautiful gear we use and just tell him or her why you do it.

Personally I go fishing to feel alive, to feel connected to this planet, to the life that was here before us and that will be there long after us...

You could be fishing like me in the shade of the skyscrapers in New York City or in the maze of the Everglades we share one thing in common: the love of the sport that make us feel human.

Have great 2011 year, may this year full of joy, health and big fish...