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Happiness In Silence & Wild Stream Synergy

At 10am I was heading east, the heat already dancing above the tarmac looked mesmerising as I drove to my secluded and peaceful destination. Twenty minutes later and I’d parked, ever eager to begin the hike to my streamy objective, far below me and at the bottom of this sharp and steep sided valley. This […]

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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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The River Usk Before The Rains Came…

Saturday saw a great visit to the River Usk and, at times, you’d find yourself so immersed in casting to rising fish that you’d forget about the threatening approach of very dark rain clouds… A great few hours of fun, ended a little depressingly by a vanguard of howling winds before the eventual arrival of […]

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They Say “He Who Dares…”

They say he who dares wins. For once the ground is wet, results of the heavy drizzle that’s been miserably rolling its way north and up into the valley all of yesterday evening and this morning. The winds are high, and so my hopes of catching very many trout are low, but once into the […]

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Bank Holiday Fishing & The Best Office In The World

It’s been a fantastic Easter/May Bank Holiday break, albeit, the majority of which I’ve spent ‘working’. My regular ‘office’ has happily been replaced by that of the banks of the rivers Usk and Taff with guided trips and casting lessons, and yet I still have a few more fantastic lessons booked before my return to […]

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A Small Stream Afternoon…in Pictures

A busier than usual schedule has meant little time for blog posts recently; fishing and casting have been forced aside and the thrills of IT asset management, Windows Server migration, and the roll-out of a new IT helpdesk ticketing system have pushed their way to the fore. However, here is one special afternoon, albeit in […]

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Summer’s Coming

Friday afternoon saw a quick visit to ‘The Home Stream’, complete with rolled up shirt sleeves, sunny skies and warm temperatures. I could’ve closed my eyes and thought it was summer. Sadly, our trouty inhabitants are yet to play ball with the same reckless abandon which becomes second nature in a mere few months from […]

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New Beginnings, Secret Streams, And The First Brown Trout of 2011

The weekend started rather well, exactly the way it ended. A bacon sandwich and a good coffee to start any Saturday morning is a rather good Saturday morning indeed by my book. A short while later and I was shaking hands with my client for the next two hours who’d booked a casting lesson; happily […]

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Brown Trout, Schliske Bamboo, Punk Rock, and Beer. Sweet!

The above title = ‘Nuff said. Check out the reel-scream at 01:48! Go see Matt’s amazing rod builds at www.bamboo-fisher.com. Like I said, sweet!

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Early Spring Beauty (or Damn, That Was A Big Fish!)

I fished today with Rob, who I’ve been meaning to fish with for a long time and, after a year or so of planning, we finally managed to get out for a little time on the water. The plan was to get out onto the lower reaches now that the trout season is in full […]

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