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Happy Fathers Day!

Myself and the younger bro treated Dad to a spot of fishing this morning on a wild, upland reservoir, nestled lovingly at the foot of mighty Pen y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales, and situated within the Brecon Beacons National Park. Our reservoir for the morning was to be the Upper Neuadd; conditions […]

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Welsh Fly Fair – April 23rd & 24th

Join us at the second annual Welsh Fly Fair for a fantastic range of fly tiers, suppliers, and demonstrations at Pontardawe Leisure Center, nr Swansea. I shall be there with the Game Angling Instructors’ Association, where we’ll be offering fly casting demos and clinics over the course of the weekend, and I’m hopefully see some […]

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S&TA Event – An Evening For Game Anglers

A last minute call-up sees me added as a potential fly tier to tomorrow evening’s Salmon & Trout Association event, run by their Cardiff branch, and entitled ‘An Evening For Game Anglers’ event. Admission to the evening is free (S&TA membership not required) and will take place at Churchill’s Hotel, Cardiff (No.3 Llandaff Place, Cardiff […]

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Gwent Angling Society Mentoring Day (03/04/2011)

The Gwent Angling Society will be running their annual Mentoring Day on the River Usk on Sunday 3rd April 2011, and will cater for both single and double-handed casting/fishing for both beginners and seasoned veterans. This fantastic event is run by fully insured and professional qualified game angling instructors of the Game Angling Instructors Association, […]

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Fly Tying Fun At The Gwent Angling Society Demo Day

Another outstanding Gwent Angling Society event with a load of great tiers at Ponthir Village Hall took place on Sunday 6th March. A huge thanks to all who attended to support GAS, all monies of which will be funding this summer’s Annual Junior Academy, a weekend-long event which helps to introduce juniors to the wonderful […]

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REMINDER: Gwent Angling Society Fly Tying Demo This Sunday! Don’t Miss Out!

Just a reminder for those of you planning on visiting the Gwent Angling Society’s annual fly tying demo this Sunday. All details are below, including directions. Tiers include Louis Noble, Gwilym Hughes, Alun Rees, Jonathan Davies, Sean Jones, Keith Passant, Chris Price, Dai Jones, myself and Mark Roberts. The day will see a wide range […]

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GAIA (South Wales) Mentoring Day

Saturday saw the gathering of a number of instructors from the South Wales area, as well as a great number of our instructor-cousins from across the border in England, at the Gwent Angling Society waters of Ty Mawr. The day was open to any/all GAIA members who wished to further their personal development and understanding […]

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Busy Days & Busy Nights – A Weekly Round-Up

It’s been a good two weeks; busy but good. The acquisition of additional committee responsibilities, fly tying demonstrations, viewing a new venue suitable for my clients’ fly casting instruction, my own casting practice, and I even managed to fit in a little fishing. Busy? Me? Not much! MTAA Annual Presentation Night Last Wednesday evening saw […]

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CLA Game Fair 2011

Well, it’s a go! Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire is set to be this year’s host to the mighty fly fishing event of the year, the CLA Game Fair (July 22nd-24th). I’ll be there relaxing and enjoying the sights working with GAIA again this year, so if you’re planning on attending the fair over any of it’s […]

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Wild Trout Trust Annual Gathering (16th & 17th April 2011)

The Wild Trout Trust have great plans laid for this year’s annual gathering, to be held on the banks of the Monnow on the English/Welsh border. Saturday 16th April sees a morning of talks on: WTT: What Was & What’s To Come;  Shaun Leonard, WTT EA’s future Landscape; Ian Johnson, EA A Catchment Approach To […]

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