Interesting weekend

So what a weekend! Saturday I went to the other river that I sometimes fish, the same place that I went last eek with Mike and it happened again. What happened again? Well I lost another big trout, however this trout was by far the biggest trout I have ever hooked. It was across the…

I fish because I love to…

It is soon to be Easter, not that I am “into” easter apart from chocolate and a long weekend. I hope this weather clears up. My fishing pal Emannuelle sent me this rather nice quote by – Robert Traver, 1964 (Judge John Voelker, 1903-1993) I fish because I love to; because I love the environs…

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Save the Ribble

A group of local people, including anglers are alarmed at development proposals on the River Ribble, there are plans to build a barrage across the river, a water sports park and over 4000 houses in the river’s flood plain. The barrage would irreversibly damage the entire ecosystem of the River Ribble and Estuary which is…

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A Day of Firsts

So this was a day of firsts. I had my first proper session on the Kelvin of the season. I saw my first Kingfisher of the year. I caught my first trout on the dry fly for the year. Additionally this was the first time I have actually fished in the snow. The day started…

100 things about me

Being of the shy persuasion I have updated the 100 things about me page as someone said I was cagey about my identity. I hope it clears up any questions.