This Vlog episode sees me at a very local to me Weston Lake on the Albury Estate near Guilford. It is only a short 40 minute drive for me, a big bonus!
In this episode of the Vlog I concentrate my efforts on fishing the Nymph using the popular Euro Nymphing technique in the video I explain My tackle and how I have set up.
Long before I had any interest in running water this is where I spent many an hour often in conditions not as nice as this. I had not visited Rutland Water for more than 15 months and could hardly sleep the night before in anticipation.
The Manningford stretch of the Hampshire Avon runs right past the very popular Manningford Trout Fishery. https://www.manningfordtroutfishery.c... The Salisbury & District Club ticket allows you to fish a fair old stretch of this beat.
One of my subscribers suggested that it would be cool to film a days fishing on the river, so here it is! It's worts and all, I learned a few things along the way.
I do count myself fortunate in these unprecedented times that I am lucky enough to get out and still do what I love. I am also really lucky to have numerous good friends that invite me to their venues to have a go.
There is no doubt the last seven week have been tough for the majority of folks. I count myself lucky that my family still have two wages coming in and we have managed not to kill each other during the close confinement.
Okey dokey, part two! You have messed around with the phone camera but you are still not getting the detail that you desire. You have to up your game, get serious and dig deep, into your pockets that is.
One of the questions I am most asked is what camera am I using to take photographs of my flies?
Well, it’s been a long winter not even had the solace of a few days on the Grayling the weather for want of a better word has been shit!
The Veterans assembled on the Wednesday night at our digs and as ever there was a few Whiskies to try…..and yes it got messy!
The blog has been a little thin these last few months, but the truth is I have just not been able to get out fishing. Even when I have the river has been in a bit of a state.
I’m fortunate to have a job that takes me around the world, and I always pack a rod and reel on the off chance I get a free day or two.
This is an annual event that I very much look forward to, the river at Broadlands is an absolute peach of a place.
I don’t think anyone will argue that we have had some fairly heavy rain the last few weeks and this amongst other things has kept me from getting out to fish.
Frantisek Hanak needs no introduction many of you will have no doubt used at one time or another a 'Hanak' product. Arguably the Czech fishing team are one of, if not the best fishing team in the world.
The river angler however is faced with a whole different set of problems not the least of which is the strength of flow and the proximity to the fish.
Back at the car we discussed our options it was a little early for lunch so we opted to walk downstream a bit to some pocket water.
With the River Masters competition cancelled and The Veterans accommodation booked and paid for it would have been a real shame to let it go to waste. Graham Lumsdon and Del Spry my team mates for this event were more than happy to .........
I am as guilty as the next man! Yes guilty, I turn up at the same river walk to the same runs and catch the same fish. The same goes for many of us who are short on time and keen to get that fishing fix!
For reasons I won’t go into here I have found myself in Leeds for the week. I am busy but a small window on the Sunday presented itself and with lots of options in the area it was a tough choice on where to go.
Where to start? Scott Nellins put a huge amount of effort into organising a pegged river competition on the River Tees. Many have shouted about it and a lot of three-man teams verbally committed to fish the match.
The fishery was once a roaring success but had been a little neglected over the previous few years. David though knew the potential of the fishery and has worked incredibly hard to bring it up to what it is today.
I did wonder if I would get to Greenland after months of prior preparation, to seek out Arctic Sea Run Char where I had heard they fought like dogs.
Its incredibly difficult to write a fishing blog when you don’t catch any fish and I should know it’s becoming a regular occurrence! Having blanked on my last outing to Farmoor golf is becoming a real interesting option.