Well, I was planning to do a review of last year and that may well still happen. The choice was simple stay in on the laptop or go fishing……no choice really.
The Grayling Festival needs no introduction if you fish for Grayling you will most certainly have heard of this competition.
I ran a small lot on Ebay (a guided day on the river Test at Broadlands) to raise money for the Royal British Legion, there are many worthy causes out there but this one is very close to my heart.
Del and I got home to mine where we found Jayne with her newly acquired crutches from A&E after going over on her ankle and getting a nasty sprain. So, it was a chippy tea and a few more drams before bed.
The Grayling Classic is still in its infancy, this being the third year it has run. A good format is employed for this competition which sees you fish with your buddy you hopefully catch and measure your first fish.
We are a bit more fortunate than most as on the Avon the Trout season does not finish until the 15 Oct. Seems a waste not to take advantage, as well as this there were a few Perch I fancied a chuck at.
It was my birthday last week the kids got a dog and I got the runs, let me elaborate. New dog on the eve of my birthday its first night down stairs on its own.
We decided to visit a different river on the Friday the Van Grofta.
The title is a bit misleading as we had Andrew Croucher in our party, Andy has lived and worked in Norway for some years and is fluent in the language both verbal and written.
I had arranged an afternoon session on the river Avon with Adam Sinclair so after work I hot footed it down to the Avon. That should read I crawled along the M3 mostly in 2ndgear probably the same as every other poor sod......
Alan and I started making this film early last month, you can check out the blog entry for that here. What a difference a month makes, the first thing that strikes you is the complete lack of anglers!
It was my good wife’s birthday yesterday so after taking my family for the most expensive cuppa ever they were off into London to go and see Hamilton. I would rather poke myself in the eye with a fork!
Well, in the absence of Steven Spielberg, Guy Richie or John Woo I got Alan Ward to come along for a day on the Avon to make a short film about the Mayfly.
Its Mayfly time, Duffers fortnight they call it! I try to avoid going to the river at this time of year to be honest.
I took a day’s holiday to head down to Taunton to visit Toby Merigan at Funky Fly Tying. It’s a bit of an epic trek but the sun was shining and the traffic was light.
It was with great pleasure that I accepted Ian Pinders invitation to join him on the river Avon, my first visit to the river this season.
First post, new site layout and format, and a new river - for me anyway. The fly-tying season has been going great guns, the fishing not so much.