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Thursday, 26 May 2011

River cams

You can get some great information about river levels from the E.A. website
but sometimes its good to be able to have a ganders and see the level for yourself and maybe even get an basic view of the colour. This website has a growing list of web cams - click here that can be useful.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Beginner's tips

Really having some great lessons lately like the one today with Alan from Thornton Cleveleys and Jim from Pilling.

When it comes to actually fishing you can increase your opportunities to catch by following some very basic rules:
  1. Always start with a leader at least the length of your rod - never any shorter.  This will allow you to get good turnover with your fly and reach a little bit of depth if fishing sub-surface.
  2. If you don't hit fish immediately (and who does?) then keep changing things around - alter the depth,  change your fly, alter the type and speed of retrieve and if none of these work then you MUST MOVE and keep moving!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Great lessons

I have quite a full diary at the moment which is great, of course but what makes it brilliant is meeting loads of new guys to fly fishing and seeing how enthusiastic they are about wanting to learn.
Over the last few days I have meet up with Graham from Accrington,  Peter from Ramsbottom,  Paul from Preston and Tony from Atherton. All of these guys were complete beginners or in Peter's case an improver.

All of them got to grips with the basics really well and am sure will go onto become good fly fishers and make progress with their techniques.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Fawcetts of Lancaster Open Day

I will be representing
Hardy/Greys at Fawcetts Open day
 Sunday 15th May

The venue is on the River Lune at Kirkby Lonsdale.
Come off the M6 at Junction 36 and follow the signs for Kirkby Lonsdale till you reach a roundabout with Booths Supermarket.
From here follow the "casting day signs" all the way to the river 

Sunday, 8 May 2011

New Instructors

Pleased to announce two of my trainees were successful over the weekend, at the GAIA meeting in Wales.

Pat Stevens  passed his APGAI single handed assessment and Bernie Ratcliffe got his GAIC in single handed.

Big congratulations to both of them on a job well done - just rewards for the hard work they have put in over the least months.
Great weekend as always meeting up with some of the best Instructors and fly casters in Britain.

On another note the mighty Chorley FC managed to get promoted - the only down note was that because I was in Wales I couldn't get to the final play-off but was updated regularly by mobile!

A full week of teaching coming up and another of my river trips on Tuesday, this time to the River Wharfe.

Sunday, 1 May 2011



Just listened to a recent podcast I did with Phil Williams from Fishing Films and Facts.

You can listen to it here

and look at Phil's website for more fishing stuff here

I will be doing some filming with Phil very soon on one of my favorite subjects - "Float Tubing"