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Busy May….

What a frantic May, lots of river work, getting all our beats up together prior to Mayfly, then off to the Florida Keys for what turned into the fishing holiday of a life time!

Scott Rice from Kingcombe Aquacare, myself and Henry Gilbey (check out his fab diary), flew out to Miami, collected our rather fine hire car and sped off down to Marathon Key to meet up with Rodney Goodship who runs the ultimate sport fishing company “Fish the Dream” within hours of arriving we found ourselves at the famous “Seven Mile Bridge” and shortly found myself connected to a 150lb TARPON a dream come true.

Tarpon taming tackle…

Better pop this one back….

Scott and Henry Permit spotting

Scott and Rodney with Scotts 100lb Tarpon, then back for breakfast….


We had five days fishing with Henry, what a blast we had, fish of a life time, times many!

This guys photography is second to none, as is his company…..

The rest of our stay was nothing short of excellent, we eventually got on top of the fish, including an 80lb Grouper on a fly rod, fantastic fishing, weather and company a massive thanks to all involved!!!!!! till next time………

A little light shopping before we left for the UK!


Back the UK a quick check of my beloved river Frome then off to the River Test for two days guiding for the superb company “Fishing Breaks“.

The River Test….


None stop, dinner for 10 Saturday night and out fishing on Top Cat on Sunday.

And relax…..


Please just give me a mower and a gentle day by the River…….