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Gravel washing…The Video!

Jet washing salmonid spawning beds….

Rivers and Things

Fishing and more fishing, I had better write a little about work.

All sorts of corperate fishing avaliable, come up with an idea and I am sure we can do it….

The gang have been flat out this last month with pond and river work for various clients, gravel washing for the CEH kindly funded by the EA and this week a rather fine live willow revetment project for a client who’s property is on the river Piddle in Dorset.

A big thank you to Tony, Claire and Eliot for all your hard work….

Tony hard at it..

I love willow weaving…

Willow spilling, the best thing for river frontage….

Protect your garden….

Top Cat

The fishing out of Weymouth on Top Cat with Ivan Wellington just gets better and better.

We had one or two new faces today, it was slightly choppy, (slight south easterly) and the fishing was nothing short of fantastic.

Cod, Bass, Black Bream, Tope, Bull Huss, Turbot, Undulate Ray, Conger, Mackerel, Garfish, Dogfish, and Pout…..

Tony G had a Tope of around 35lb, I had a new PB Undulate ray of 16.9 and a 7lb Turbot, there was also a large amount of large fish hooked and lost…..

Look out fish…

Another one to cross off the list… my first Turbot…..

16lb 9oz Undulate Ray (returned)

Fish the dream

Scott and I managed to fit in a weeks fishing out in the Florida Keys with the company Fish the dream (check out their website

We picked up our hire car in Miami filled it up with fishing gear and sped off down to the Keys, the following morning we were up at stupid a clock fishing in the canal, when it got light we went to the tackle shop to stock up on chum more tackle and licences.

Not much later we were 25 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico attached to fish of frightening sizes, huge Grouper, and sharks, by tea time we had both released Bull sharks to over 300 pounds….

The weather was hot but slightly windy which prevented us getting off shore, into Bill fish country.

The Everglades were fantastic, we saw a Hamerhead that was about ten feet long in two feet of water, we witnessed complete carnage, Tarpon crashing, and massive Sharks feeding on Tarpon in the surf, trust me no place for a swim….

We caught loads of fish, crossed a few things off the fish to catch list and had a dammmmm good time, its a full hands on trip, no time for lounging about, fish till you drop!!!!

Our next trip is during prime Tarpon time, I cannot wait.

Don’t spend all your life talking about it, get on the phone to Fish the dream and book it up….

We flew over Portland on the way out.

I managed 4 of these on a 9wt…


Getting sorted…

A small Spinner…

A BIG thank you to Rodney and Helen for putting up with us…