Tag Archives: Atlantic salmon fishing

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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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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‘If you don’t like the weather, wait for 10 minutes’

It’s a Faroese saying, I’ve always liked it. It is profound actually. This too shall pass… Excuse the ramblings… Any HSA followers or readers been fishing yet? I know my pal Paul Rouse has been wrestling with River Usk salmon … Continue reading

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Scotland’s summer bounty

Braewater on the Spey brought good water for fishing friend Christopher this month. Levels fell from 1’6″ to 4″ and in slightly coloured water a cast in Lower Dipple on Thursday with a size 6 Castle Killer brought this nice … Continue reading

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Up and running on the Kitza

On my Russian fishing trips over the past few years I never went to the Kitza. It is a lower tributary of the Varzuga (almost an estuarial debouchement) and  I would like to go one day but meanwhile here is … Continue reading

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Veteran flies that worked on their day

Here are some salmon flies that have caught me fish. They are battered and worn. But a bit special. Here are some more:

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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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