2012 Highlights and my introduction to blogging

London 2012 Olympics was alright, I suppose. The world didn’t go all Mayan on us and explode into a million pieces. Greece ran out of money which lead to England having to buy Ireland with borrowed dolla from China which in turn this caused a huge crash in houmous prices globally – wow economics is complicated. Some bloke even flew up to the edge of space in a hot air balloon and then he proceeded to parachute  all the way back down to earth. All without a single brown stain any where near his pearly white spacesuit trousers.

However the single most significant event that occurred in the year 2012 without doubt, was Jack Greener and Jack Cartlidge (that’s me) starting an online blog fishing – Whatascreamer. The Blog shined a bright ray of light into the cloudy dead hearts of literally 2 to 3 thousand people. Whilst I would love to take all the credit for this momentous gift to all humanity it was Jack Greener’s idea to start our joint venture into the blogging world.

Jacky Green took care of everything arty in Whatascreamer, designing logos and layouts -doing a brilliant job of it too. I was little more than a sexy piece of on screen ass, a face man. A face man that was being shamelessly used to increase traffic to the blog whilst also occasionally  catching the odd fish…. then being paraded in front of a camera lense with it. We fished myriad day tickets around Ringwood, Hants. Driving from one venue to the next in the muscle mobile fully loaded with fishing gear and saturated fat products. It was brilliant. Here are some of my highlights from WhataScreamer and my summer’s fishing.



Catching this lovely low double ghostie (above) from King Vincents Lake Sopley. It fell to a Mainline Cell Boilie fished at range near a gravel bar.

tuft croft mirror

Fishing at Tuft Croft Farm, Burley, is always a pleasure especially with some beautiful old fish present in the feature laden waters. This fish fell to Dynamite Robin Red Pellet topped off with a classic bit of fake corn.

Big llangorse Pike



What better place to be mid storm than on a s****y little boat, on a huge lake in the middle of the Brecon Beacons. This pike fell to a trolled lure some say its not cricket to troll lures when fishing for pike. I completely agree . Its definitely fishing .

tuft croft golden tench


Catching this little gold bar according to the bailiff who I can quite accurately describe is the most Hampshirey New Forest going man there is. This little cracking gold tench was caught on a Halibut pellet fished in by the snags.

Jacky Greens PB


And finally the man himself Jacky Greener. Listening to him on the phone talking about his PB at Tuft Croft Farm was hilarious. He either had severe heat stroke or cabin fever from fishing by himself all day. Either way it was a cracking fish and I am gutted I missed the battle.

2 Responses to 2012 Highlights and my introduction to blogging

  1. jgreener89 says:

    Hahaha 🙂

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