At last the weather (dare I say it?) appears to have taken a turn for the better, and we have now enjoyed three or four days of calm, cold and sunny conditions. Despite this however the meadows are all either still flooded or at best sodden, and coloured water is running into the Nene from […]
After a very hard week fishing together for salmon on the River Lyon in Perthshire, my pal Andy Blyth and I decided to have a few casts on a stretch of the River Tyne on our way back south. It was great to see a few fish running in a river that was once so polluted, and even better to catch a lovely one like this!
Seeing as the weather is so awful, here’s a story I’ve had saved for a while… It was late spring in 2012 and Bob (Church) had fished in a friendly match at Pitsford earlier that week, boating seven large rainbows. Graham Pearson, Bob’s boat partner and semi-professional trout match fisherman, had caught even […]
After yesterday’s nice double it was inevitable that I should have another look at the river today. First glance however told me that unfortunately there was a bit of increased colour evident – not good news! I have agreed to take several people fly-piking who have paid in auction to a cancer charity, and am […]