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Mountain Stream Fishing. A Short Film by Rhys Lewis

My younger-slightly-more-attractive-rockstar bro created this rather nice video recently. Not too sure who the ugly bloke in the orange cap is though… All filming, composition, music and editing was completed by Rhys who, as well as being a full-time musician, also works as a freelance music composer for film, television, and interactive media. He’ll never think […]

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Difficult Roads Often Lead to Beautiful Places

I once heard the phrase ‘difficult roads often lead to beautiful places’. Could be more right. I participated in a rare event called a ‘four day weekend’ last weekend and, in between a fantastic amount of fly orders, I managed to get out onto the water a couple of times. Spring is well and truly […]

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Long Live Small Streams & The First of the Season

Sunday saw the first trip of the 2014 trout season. It’s a tradition of mine that each year starts on my local stream, situated at the foot of the beautiful Brecon Beacons, and home to the awe-inspiring Pen y Fan. The day saw a lot of water covered for, unfortunately, very few fish; in fact, […]

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Snow, Icy Grayling & BFFI 2013

It’s been a busy ol’ weekend. As a number of you know, I’m resident of the lovely Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales – which sits snugly at the top of the South Wales valleys and at the base of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Okay, so our snow levels are nowhere near the levels seen on the […]

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Frozen Rod Rings & One Weighty Lady

Today was a tough one. With temperatures plummeting yesterday we knew the grayling may not have acclimatised just yet and, as such, today would be a little tricky. Add to that the fact that they’re still pretty shoaled up and, well…we were right. Shoals apart, and with temperatures failing to rise above 0°C all day, […]

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Catchups, Wild Streams, and Photo Marathons

Wow, I can only say wow! 2012 started busy, and it just jeeps getting busier and better! The busy-ness, of course, is the reason for my lack of real posts lately, and my apologies for not updating the blog as often as I’d like. With some fantastic guided trips out this year (and plenty more booked […]

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Winter Gold

Today was a strange one; it was the first day in weeks where temperatures had broken above freezing, even jumping as high as 8°C here in South Wales…tropical temps considering the last few weeks have been absolutely freezing! Still though, the morning saw minus temperatures again and, after yesterday’s ‘thawing’ and last night’s freezing, Liam […]

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Monnow Rivers Association Auction 2011 – Happy Bidding!!!

In conjunction with the Fly Fishing Forums, the fantastic Monnow Rivers Association are holding their annual Monnow Auction, which sees lots presented from a host of riparian owners, fly fishing guides, instructors, fly tiers, as well as a bounty of other piscatorial goodies, and I’m proud to be donating two (2) lots which may interest […]

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Autumnal Beauty On The River Irfon

It still has the same effect. Staring at the ceiling, wide awake at 02:30, excitement in full swing because of a fishing trip the next day. I feel 10 years old again, as the next day holds a fishing trip with Dad. A lack of sleep maybe, but at 06:30 I couldn’t have felt more […]

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Hardy & Greys’ Fin & Fly Magazine: Small Stream Paradise

My biggest thanks to the guys over at Hardy Fly Fishing for publishing one of my articles in their fantastic on-line magazine, Fin & Fly, the August edition of which can be seen by clicking here. Hope you all enjoy both mine and the other contributor’s articles!

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