Year: 2008

Plan B

We had an awesome family Christmas Day, Andrea and I spoilt our guests with the best local Dorset produce. Picture by Mr John Hallett, top Grandad. Boxing day began with a much needed river walk and a bit of a family get together in the evening. Yesterday, Ben A and I took the girls to …

Christmas eve Grayling

For some reason I found myself in the kitchen at 6am this morning, prepping for the big day ahead, watching Tarpon video clips (burning breakfast), cooking a game pie, and simmering a little bit of Pike for the cat, and it didn’t get light until 8am, roll on BST. After lunch, the girls headed off …

Grayling on a dry fly

A grey chilly, pre Christmas get together by Adrian’s kind invitation, to once again fish on the famous Wilton estate. John, Glyn and I arrived to meet Adrian the River keeper for a quick cup of coffee and a pre fish chat around 9 ish. Our mornings fishing was spent on different beats, I headed …

Another day on the river

With christmas rapidly approaching, we have been busy getting all our chores up to date for some of our chalk stream clients, hatchery boxes, tree work, fencing, trying to lighten the load for the new year………..which is already looking busy! Lots of Brown Trout eggs into one of our egg boxes…. We have spent the …

Top Cat skipper

Not only is Ivan Wellington a top skipper on his boat Top Cat out of Weymouth (see links) but he is also leading the way in still water Trout fishing on the fly, or was he using a storm shad on a portland rig? we look on with a little envy…… The new alloy landing …

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