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Pierre hits Gaula running

It has been a pleasure to get some regular updates from our (not royal we, I mean Christopher and my) pal Pierre Egger out on the Norwegian Flyfishers’ Club waters of the Gaula this week. “Hello,” he said yesterday.  “I … Continue reading


Throne by the river

It’s not much of a seat. But the location’s good. Day five. . So (did it again used So, used So.. Oh get with the programme you zeitgeist-deficient ones) Where was I? So two inspiring wildlife encounters: a house martin wrapped … Continue reading

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Here hare here

This bold hare entered the Beat 1 car park this morning. (Sorry you need to zoom in: my phone is not good.) I’m fishing a goldhead through Porters pool, in deference to the fishing genius that is Neil Bryson. (See … Continue reading

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So long Orri Vigfusson, salmon hero.

Originally posted on accidental angler:
Orri Vigfusson 1942 – 2017 Very sad to say I’ve just had an email announcing the death, yesterday, of my friend – the salmon’s friend and so many peoples’ friend – Orri Vigfusson.  We corresponded…

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A truly extraordinary feat

This news of Paul (still out on a rapidly warming Varzuga) from Jack Selby via Roxtons’ Varzuga blog has captured my imagination in a rather big way: Last night Paul R decided that enough was enough. Inspired by the Bear … Continue reading

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Hats off to Paul

He’s out there on the Kitza, he’s catching fish, he’s posting amusing daily reports on pre-breakfast conditions on the camp board – and he even wore his colourful tea cosy, er hat, yesterday (above). Thanks to Roxtons’ Varzuga blog for … Continue reading

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He’s done it again

Super fisher Paul Rouse has done it again with two very decent salmon of 14lb (pictured) and 11lb from the River Usk today. It couldn’t happen to a more

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