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Mira comes good

Well done Christopher on your Doctor’s Island ‘20’. PS My book is all but written. It will help you to catch one of these, and then one or two more after that.. WATCH THIS SPACE AND . . . TIGHT … Continue reading

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Fall colours coming through

Ever seen a belly flopping beaver and thought it was a fish? Me neither. Continue reading

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It has begun

August bank holiday Monday, the start of autumn. Nearly. That means the start of autumn fishing and with slots lined up at the end of next month and the start of the one after, I have some proper salmon fishing … Continue reading

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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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