Monthly Archives: April 2012

Two swallows and a gold DVD case

I saw our first swallows this morning, late this year on the last day of April. But it means that summer is now here (I saw two of them) with its associated fishing for big, wild, silver fish – which rip line … Continue reading

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Friday Picture

Ross Macdonald sent me these flies last summer before one of my fishing trips. Aberdeenshire-based Ross is quite simply the best fly-tyer I know, and that’s because of the most important consideration of all: his flies catch salmon. If you … Continue reading

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Friday Picture

Friday Photo, Friday Picture – the latter is more appropriate here, for tomorrow is the world premiere of the much-anticipated film “Gaula – River of Silver & Gold”. Those lucky enough to be at the EWF flyfishing fair in Fürstenfeld, Munich … Continue reading

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Born to fish. Forced to work and fish

I’ve got a new job. As of this week I’m the new features editor of Fish and Fly. Some of you will know I’ve been between jobs for a couple of months (yes it’s been very nice!). I thought about … Continue reading

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Friday photo

Arctic sunset light over Lower Varzuga camp, May 2011. The Kola Peninsula salmon-fishing season starts here in just under a month, on May 12th. You can follow all the action on Roxton’s Varzuga blog which should post its first report when the … Continue reading

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Catch a Norwegian salmon this July/August

The end of the Gaula season offers anything from sea-trout and grilse of 4lb up to salmon in the thirties and forties of pounds. Fresh fish are there to be caught and big ones too. Daylight hours are more ‘normal’ … Continue reading

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Friday photo

Here’s ‘Off-Road’ Charlie (Charles Cooke) on the Nith in July when fast-running fresh grilse were crashing through the pools in good summer water. Charlie got a reaction from these later but warmed up with a trout in Porters Pool. Nice fish … Continue reading

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