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The Gwent Angling Society 2011 Fly Tying Demo

Click the above image to download flyer. After attending the 2010 Gwent Angling Society Annual Fly Tying Demonstration as a guest tier, I am very happy and excited to have been invited back to the 2011 event on Sunday March 6th, and I will be re-joining a fantastic bunch of fly tiers, featuring Louis Noble, […]

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Hello 2011!!! (or, “Jeez! 2010 Was One Hell Of A Busy Year!”)

Before I begin my re-cap of 2010, I’d just like to wish you guys, the readers of FFISW.com, a wonderful and happy New Year! May all your lines be tight in 2011! What a year here at Fly Fishing in South Wales, and it’s simply flown by! I’ve also, somehow, managed to neglect my fishing […]

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GAIA Intake Breaking Records

I’m happy to announce that the Game Angling Instructors Association are hitting the headlines with their latest bi-annual Assessment, CPPD and AGM weekend which took place at Caer Beris Manor, Builth Wells from the 10th-14th November 2010. To read the full story detailing this fantatsic weekend, including the list of successfull assessees, see the Fish […]

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BFFI 2010 – Be There Or…Err…Don’t…

It’s that time of year again, the time of year which sees thousands of fly fishing obsessed weirdos headed on their pilgrimage to their proverbial fly-tying Mecca (or in this case, Stoke-on-Trent) for the annual event that is British Fly Fair International; by far the best fly tying event of the year. However, the show […]

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Fly Fishing Instruction at The Big Skill 2010

More coaching and instruction this past weekend and, this time, saw me with my home fishing club (Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association) at Penpont Estate, nr Brecon, for the first year’s Big Skill weekend. This show was a slightly quieter affair in comparison to CLA’s behemoth of an offering, but much fun was had by all […]

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North Wales Country Fair

Wa! Bala!…I’m still not quite sure what that means… Another weekend, another game fair and, this time, the game fair world saw the Game Angling Instructors Association at the North Wales Country Fair in Bala, North Wales where we ran a casting workshop for both experienced anglers and for those new to the sport. As […]

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Gwent Angling Society to Host Junior Academy

My good friends at the Gwent Angling Society will be running their annual Junior Academy at Cefn Mably Lakes on the 28th and 29th August. The course is designed for young people aged 10-16 who are new to the sport, or would like to seek further understanding of the most participated sport in the UK, […]

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CLA Here We Come! [UPDATE]

It’s finally here; the UK’s biggest and bestest game fair opens it’s doors this Friday and is set to pull in approximately 140,000 visitors…it’s going to be a busy one! I’ll be there working, so if you happen to pass by, feel free to say hello! Report and photos too follow but, for those wishing […]

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The Monnow Marathon (with WTT & Just Giving)

Regular readers of Fly Fishing in South Wales will, on multiple occasions, have heard me talking about the Monnow catchment and that of the Monnow Fisheries Association. I’ve long tried to convey the truly inspirational passion that these guys have for their river system and the huge amount of unrelenting hard work that they put […]

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Monnow Social 2010 – The Aftermath

For anyone yet to hear of an event I’ve attended for a fourth year, and known simply as ‘The Monnow Social’, it’s somewhat of a mystical, starry-eyed affair spanning two full days and including a ton of fishing and (usually) two nights of extreme drinking socialising with other like minded fishing-obsessed weirdos gentlemen. As is […]

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