Another casualty of the 2020 season

I spent the winter of 2019 and early months of 2020 looking at maps and fancied a river that appears widely overlooked. I bought my ticket for it when I could – they obviously would not sell me a ticket while the 5 mile limit…

Like a Release!

Pretty much as soon as we were able to, I went fishing! During the whole lockdown my life pretty much did not change, it only got around 10 times harder. The family got up in the morning, got dressed – my wife went to work…

Spain, A Fly Fishing Paradise?

Now that Brexit has finally hit us you would think that we do not actually like our friends on the continent. Nothing could be further from the truth especially when they have such good fishing on offer. I was contacted by Adrian over at Pyrenees…

Broken Toe

Was away for a week to the middle class playground of Centr Parks and was supposed to meet up with Matt from North Country Angler. Unfortunately the only day I could get away was a day that winter appeared to strike with low temps and…

“Gorge”eous!

I stood next to Paul as he lay on the ground moaning in pain. I am not a big fan of sympathy unless it is really bad (giving and receiving) however sometimes when another man has hurt himself and it will pass in a short…

Stocktaking

“April is the cruellest month, breeding. Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing. Memory and desire, stirring” Not in this fishers life at the moment – the cruelest month happens to be February as that is the one that happens to come before March. March…

Weekenders

Okay, I am pretty much resigned to the fact that this season is a total bust! The birth of son number three has hit my evening sessions incredibly heavily due to the other two boys playing merry havoc as it ensures they get to stay…

Micro trout and midge madness

Two trips, one to a local burn with work buddy to catch micro trout and one to Highland river to be destroyed by the midge. We fished a few pools as their was a nice amount of water in wee burn. We fished fish about…

New net finally christened.

It has been slow on my fishing front due to the imminent arrival of my third son as I could not travel very far and now of course he has arrived which causes additional fishing difficulties. If you are a pal on Facebook you will…