Gone Fishing: The Consultant’s View – The Lake District

SERIES 4, EPISODE 3 Can I thank “iainmortimer” (Fly Fishing Forum) for his lovely comments on the episode last night? (September...

Not As Good As I Think I Am

My history of barbel fishing on the Wye goes back to 1986, and my history of barbel catching to around 1989. Three...

Gone Fishing: The Consultant’s View – Burghley Bream

SERIES 4, EPISODE 2 Well, of course, bream were the species advertised, but they were a complete no-show, to...

A Norfolk Memory

I saw in yesterday’s Sunday Times (5th September 2021) that Lyng Mill, in Lyng, Norfolk, has come on the market, priced in excess of...

Edward Barder Bernard Venables Fly Rod

I see that Thomas Turner is selling an Edward Barder Ltd Edition Bernard Venables 8’6” bamboo fly rod. It was ordered on...

Passion for… A Cleaned Up Wye

As we have written before, simply because the hot weather has receded that does not mean that all is well with the...

Passion for… Carved Fish

The heyday of the carved fish, generally Atlantic salmon, ran from the later Victorian period until World War II. In part, this...

Gone Fishing: The Consultant’s View – North Uist

SERIES 4, EPISODE 1 Some of you will love the programme, and will have watched BBC2 on Sunday 29th...

Passion for… Stones

The photos say it all really. How to create a weight for river barbel and chub (and stillwater fish come to that)...

Passion for Barbel… Random Thoughts

Quite a few musings here, so I hope you’ll forgive my scattered thoughts. In fact, so scattered are they that I have...
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