Tag Archives: Varzuga

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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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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Friday photograph

Come on it’s not that bad is it? We’ve nearly made it through Brexit Day 1. So here’s a cool photo courtesy of Paul Pritchard who hooked and released [a Canadian form of words that, me not Paul] a big Dee Springer in … Continue reading

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Paul on the Kennet

I just had to post this, didn’t I? It’s PR limbering up for some end of June sport on the Varzuga by trying out his cane rod, which I have urged him to take out to Russia to use in … 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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Friday photo

It is around this time of year that I start thinking about fishing, more than usual. I found this photo from the archives which I particularly like. I was fishing Clarke’s up on Middle Varzuga’s top beat on the last afternoon … Continue reading

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Star struck

I was in Farlows on December 10th: last Thursday. It was their pre-Christmas lunchtime/all day extravaganza. I met TMD – Tarquin Millington-Drake, the very same – and Justin McCarthy. The latter, sorry Tarqs, is a legend in salmon fishing and … Continue reading

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