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Monnow Social…3…2…1…GO!!!

Thank the Lord…it’s time. Four days off work. No computers. No Servers. No IT Support or listening to other peoples IT-related problems. In fact, there will be no work related anything! Instead…Lots of beer. Lots of fishing. Lots of relaxation. Off I go, to spend 3 days and 2 nights with 20 or so other […]

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Tying Flies Like a Madman

Images of a madman with unwashed, messy hair, hunched over a fly tying vice all the while laughing and rambling hysterics to himself; eyes bloodshot with a slightly crazed and deranged sparkle to them, tying the world’s most evil fly patterns…may (please) be dispelled. Instead, I’ve had a few lovely, relaxing nights, calmly restocking my […]

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25 Blokes in a Field…With Rods

The 2008 Monnow Social is right around the corner, and I’m starting to get a little worried! With 16 days to go, my 8’6 5wt rod is still with Sage due to the problems I experienced earlier in the month. I’m told that repairs/replacements can take up to three weeks. I have two weeks until […]

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Exhausted…Yet Relaxed

Is it possible to be totally exhausted and yet totally relaxed? I believe the words I’m looking for are ‘at peace’. After two long weekends (1 day in the office between them) trekking up and down Scotland and Mid Wales fishing, my body feels as if it never wants to be used again. And yet, […]

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Scotland, Mid-Wales & Exhaustion

Well, Scotland was awesome! After 1,180 miles now added to my car, a 9 and a half hour drive home, I’m absolutely shattered! I’m currently writing up the experience, although I’ll have a few photos of the trip up soon. Tonight though, I’ll be rattling together more flies ready for another busy weekend of fishing […]

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Scotland…and they're off!

So it is then that the adventure that is Scotland has finally come around. All gear is packed, tent’s checked for leaks, and enough flies have been tied to open a shop. Myself and Sam (who is joining me on the trip) are also behaving like a couple of excited kids at Christmas! Sam and […]

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Fishing, Fry-up's, and Beer

At last! This rain is beginning to get bored and move off! And with great timing too! Next weekend myself and regular fishing pal Sam are off to Scotland to try our hand at a couple of rivers, and hopefully, a loch. And boy am I getting excited! All accommodation is booked (campsites), most of […]

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Trout Trout Trout

Well, an awesome couple of weeks on the Taff, it’s been fishing its head off! The last three outings have seen my land 21 fish, all a mixture of 4” up to an amazing 12”. Why is it that people look at me as if I’ve got two heads when, in response to their questions, […]

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Gone Fishing!

Well, today it’s my birthday…the grand old age of 26…and what better way to spend it than with a weekend fishing and camping! Although according to a few people, I’m now getting old…and I’m not impressed by the fact that I’m supposedly now in my ‘late-twenties’. I seem to have packed more fishing gear than […]

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River Monnow Social

This weekend myself and around 10 or so other members of the Fly Fishing Forum will be meeting around the Abergavenny/Hereford area for a weekend fishing the river Monnow. Even at the expense of friends/family ridicule and jokes for taking part in said event, I honestly can’t wait. A full weekend of fishing, camping, no […]

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