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Grayling on the Yorkshire Dales

Monday, 21 November 2016 10:52
- By Alex Hathorn with images by Stuart Minnikin. My article is prompted by the insert from Andrew Apsley in the July 2016 edition about grayling caught in the River Avon in southern England. Some years ago, while living and working in London, I made the acquaintance of a Yorkshire…
In a recent discussion with Alan Hobson who guides from Somerset East on some of the exceptional trout dams in the area as well as at Sterkfontein Dam near Harrismith, he told me that some of his guests have only one way of fishing – double haul your fly as…
Says Jan, fly fishing guide and WildFly assistant, Nottingham Road: Here's my report from the opening day spent on the Bushman’s River in Giant’s Castle on Thursday last week, and a follow up, fishing the Mooi River up at Game Pass on Saturday.  I don’t think there is a greater…
 Gordon Van der Spuy writes on the programme and list of participants and events for the  ' South African Fly fishing and Fly Tying Expo 2016' -  Says Gordon vorganiser of the event: We would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who made this day possible. We…

Vrederus, April 2016

Monday, 23 May 2016 14:01
– Being an essay on discovering new and remote small stream fishing grounds, fishing small streams in testy conditions, and making the unexpected and surprising revelation that bamboo fly rods beat anything else on tiny waters. Text and images (unless otherwise stated) by Greg Carstens... With the recent spate of…
 “Why do trout seem to love the sunken ant? I don't think they see many in nature but the sub-surface lacquered ant has been a winner for centuries. Maybe the double-humped, multiple-legged imitation is a genetically imprinted search image independent of whether it sinks or floats.” From 'The Essential Ant' -…