Monthly Archives: July 2015

A particularly good Lunn story

Following an evening at the Flyfishers’ last night where we solemnly passed around William Lunn’s ‘World’s Best Fly Rod’ and saw his carefully-tied flies including Lunn’s Particular and the Houghton Ruby, I was reading the Telegraph obituary of his grandson, … Continue reading


Flights booked for Halifax, six weeks to go

“Every fly fisherman should have the opportunity of fishing the Cains River at least once in their lifetime.” I’m not sure whose quote this is but it appears on Byron Byzie Coughlan’s Country Haven Lodge website. I am lucky to be set … Continue reading

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Big B from Russia

In June 2014 I fished at the legendary Middle Varzuga camp, sharing my lodgings with Southampton University climate-change academic Paul Rouse. This year Paul returned in what was, in calendar terms, a week later than our visit. It is well … Continue reading

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Thanks chaps! Now I’m readjusting to normal life again :C

The good people at WordPress have awarded me this gong so thank you those among you who kindly deign to, like, ‘like’ my posts. Good for morale anyway and I rate morale and the boosting thereof as a priority in … Continue reading


Pulling stumps

Well it’s been a nice four days on the Nith, but heavy overnight rain has made the decision to head home for us. But not before catching a sea-liced 7lb salmon yesterday so always happy with a July fish.. Back … Continue reading


Skiddaw from the Solway

Saw a 5lb sea trout. It jumped in the tail of the pool last night, hanging in the air, I could see the gunmetal flanks and, I fancied, black spots. Fresh. So that’s given hope. Meanwhile we took the coast … Continue reading

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Camp life

Nothing to report from the Nith so far. But it’s a lovely place

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