Monthly Archives: March 2012

Friday picture

Cool. We know it when we see it (even my five-year-old regularly uses the term now, which means it’s spanned three generations starting with my parents’ in the Sixties). Anyway I think this shot of Jess James with a May … Continue reading

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AAPGAI Open Day at Cockermouth

Despite a drive of 11 hours there and back in one day an Open Day of top-drawer demonstrations and casting tuition in stunning March sunshine made the trip to The Lakes on Saturday a big buzz all round. Fascinating demos … Continue reading

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Friday picture

Here to launch my new weekly Friday feature is a photograph of a successful morning’s work in August 2010 when the River Gaula was running at summer low. But not too low to bring a fresh grilse up from the fjord to the  Storen … Continue reading

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Flies and tactics in Norway from one who knows …

I can’t resist sharing some excellent thoughts from Daniel Stephan from the Norwegian Flyfishers Club team. Daniel and I were emailing about black, silver and orange tubes for salmon and especially in difficult lower water etc (I’d been talking about the Dark … Continue reading

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Join me on the River Nith this summer/autumn

I am offering guided days fishing the River Nith in July and October weeks this year. Whether you are early on in your salmon learning curve or a more experienced fisher who has tried other rivers but would like to fish the Nith … Continue reading

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West of Eden

Last night I returned from a weekend spent in Cumbria with AAPGAI gurus Clive Mitchelhill and Glyn Freeman on the first of the association’s two spring instructor training weekends. We ran through the syllabus for AAPGAI’s provisional double-handed rod assessment and … Continue reading

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Yokanga 19-pounder

In yesterday’s post I mentioned the Dee Trust auction unsold lot for a trip with Flyfish Yokanga/Flyfisher Travel to the Kola Peninsula’s River Yokanga this August. I’d wanted to illustrate it with a sensational photo of a big salmon caught … Continue reading

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