At Last! The first river trip of the season

Saturday morning saw me rise bright and early in great anticipation of the first day of the trout season. Waking up to the pitter patter of rain on the kitchen roof put some doubts in my mind to whether the river would be fishable or not, sometimes these small freestone rivers can colour up pretty quickly, but a short strole across the road to check the … Continue reading At Last! The first river trip of the season

The perfect fly patch?

I’ve never been one to have a boatseat which bothes a accessories tray, i’ve seen many tackle items being caught by the fly line and ‘flung’ into the water. It’s always seemed that it is more of a hindrance than an asset. Although, I like the idea of having a fly patch right in front of you, I guess it can sometimes give you inspiration with what to … Continue reading The perfect fly patch?

6lb of Farmoor Muscle

The trout season is just only around the corner at just 6 full weeks away… tying has commenced with booby eyes being perfectly rounded, lashed onto hooks and awaiting the arrival of its fluffy tail, slim bodies and pronounced wings. To get us back into the swing of things we take a few needed trips to Farmoor reservoir, where the casting cobwebs can be blow … Continue reading 6lb of Farmoor Muscle