Episode 82: Outdoor Therapy with Ruth Allen

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The benefits of being outdoors for our mental health and wellbeing have been discussed on the podcast a few times already. But this is a subject that is always worth revisiting. Especially when my guest’s impressive resume guarantees a fresh and well-developed approach.

And so in this episode, our guest is Dr Ruth Allen, an outdoor and online counselling therapist, professional development coach, and experienced consultant, trainer and facilitator. During the podcast, we discuss the importance of connecting with nature, being comfortable with one’s own company and thoughts, dealing with negativity, the destructive effects of social media and the need to disconnect in today’s always-online world.

Lockdown 2 Vlog | Back to Where We Were

From your feedback on the videos, I posted during the previous lockdown I know that many of you outdoors enthusiasts were stuck at home. Many of you said that my videos of nature and outdoor settings were helpful in getting through these difficult times. Since many countries are reimposing travel restrictions, aka lockdowns, I decided to start posting regular short videos of nature and landscapes to cheer you up and hopefully help you get through this round of lockdowns. Let me know if you like the idea and the videos!

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Finding Bass Marks | How to Get Started with Lure Fishing for Bass – part 2

This is the second instalment of my beginner’s guide to bass fishing with lures. In this episode, I discuss the most promising types of marks and at what stage of the tide you should fish them. Also, I give you some general tips about how to find the right bass fishing mark.

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Episode 81: Skates and Marine Rewilding with Patrick Collins

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Not that long ago I wrote a blog post about angling for endangered fish species, including the common skate, which is highly sought after as a trophy catch. These elusive fish, however, are classified as critically endangered and unfortunately, we don’t have much information about their life history. 

So I welcomed the opportunity to talk with Dr Patrick Collins who is a marine biologist at Queen’s University Belfast where he works on large scale marine rewilding. Currently, he is focusing on translocation of the locally extirpated flapper skate. Patrick is also an angler. A perfect combination! So whether you are interested in marine biology, rewilding, or you’re an angler who wants to learn more about skates, this episode is for you!

This episode was possible thanks to SeaMonitor marine research project. Feature image courtesy of Carrigaholt Sea Angling Centre.