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Born to fish forced to work and fish

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. 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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Ready, steady . . gone!

I have been playing around with this date of June 1. Obviously I have to post on ‘the Adventure’ on this day. Not only do the meteorologists flag it as the start of summer, but it is also the start … Continue reading

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El verano pasado (Last summer)

Is it not wonderful that a phrase, even a phrase in Spanish (Pippa, 10, and I are currently learning that language via the entertaining Duolingo app) or perhaps especially a phrase in a parallel but related sphere, can jolt you into … Continue reading

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It was a big thrill to see my article on Max von dem Borne published in the spring issue of Medlar Press’s Waterlog magazine today. Von dem Borne was the 19th century Prussian chamberlain who founded fish farming on his … Continue reading

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It’s hard being frozen

So it’s open. Varzuga river on Russia’s Kola. Except it’s not, it’s frozen. For frustrated Roxtons early rods this isn’t a Disney princess story. This is a delay to their Russian salmon season opener that will set them back 51 … Continue reading

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Some nice Spey fish last week

As I am hooked up to the Spey Fishery Board’s newsletter I look forward every week or so to a ton of photographs of good-looking salmon and sea-trout caught on that lovely river. Apparently the week commencing 24th April, i.e. last … Continue reading

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