Monthly Archives: July 2014

Small but good on Gaula

I have been fishing the Gaula a fortnight later than this week just gone of July 20 to 27 over the past couple of years, but on the link here is a nice description of extremely low water fishing on this normally … Continue reading

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Friday photograph

It is around this time of year that I start thinking about fishing, and Russia in particular. I found this photo from the archives which I’ve never published and particularly like. I was fishing Clarke’s up on Middle Varzuga’s top … Continue reading

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Quiet on the Nith

Days 1-3, very little to report from a low water Nith but tributaries Scaur and Cairn are up five inches tonight following an intense small thunderstorm and Porters beckons tomorrow.

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Fast fading into the past but Nith up next

A fish on my first full day on the Varzuga, Sunday 22nd June. And a great pose by guide Ivan. Photo by Terry Mallin. Most of the fish subsequently were bigger (a really good average size of 8 or 9lb?) … Continue reading

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MV: one before breakfast

Last Thursday morning I found myself awake at what is 4am UK time (7 in Russia). I thought Where on earth am I? Middle Varzuga camp that’s where, and breakfast is served in an hour. I remember briefly wrestling with … Continue reading

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