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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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New Members

Well brothers and the sisters of the angle, we have a new member in our ranks, one who persevered through rain and high winds during his first ever fly fishing trip. Earlier today I took Ben (Mrs FFISW’s 12 year old brother) for his first ever outing, and what better place to go than to […]

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Valentine’s Day Rambling

‘Happy Valentine’s Day darling, how about a nice romantic walk? What? You want to bring Murphy along? The dog formally known as the Dark Destroyer?! Uh…sure.’ I may as well cater for these requests now, as trout season is only 14 days away, and I want as many brownie points as possible. Needless to say […]

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The Tale of Rains, Gales, and the Two Reservoirs

I awoke to the rain as it remorselessly battered my sky-light at 6am (15 minutes before my alarm was set to wake me up I may add). It was still dark out, and a tired peak through the window told me the weather was miserable, cold, and very wet…and it looked to be getting worse. […]

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Gale is Visiting…

Yup. Gale. Our wonderful friend who likes to blow the crap out of us once in a while has been visiting since late last week…and she’s making the fishing hard. Last night I popped out in the car to be assaulted by a swarm of plastic bags, hammering rain, and winds that could blow your […]

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A Talybont Morning

The weather was clear and warm on Saturday (tremendous); however, the river was still high, coloured, and moving at a rather alarming speed (not tremendous). Passing it on the way to work today looks like I may be able to have some fun this evening (but it’s still not ideal). So with the change in […]

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Rain, Brownies, and Fishing Trips

It’s funny; as I look back at my blog entries from this time last year I find that most of the entries have me moaning in some way or another at the lack of rain and amount of hot, humid weather. The current weather situation however, is the complete opposite! The route I take when […]

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Easter at the Upper Neuadd

I kind of have this obsession that has slowly taken over my life; fly fishing on rivers. I usually find my mind casually wandering into the realms of rippled streams, calm pools and beautiful river banks lazily overhung by green green trees where a wild brown trout or two lie. This can happen whether I’m […]

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Surely Nothing ELSE Can Go Wrong!!??

Yesterday saw myself and my friend Sam making a last minute decision to fish Llandegfedd reservoir near Pontypool in South East Wales. Arrived at the reservoir at around 7:30am, purchased tickets tackled up and arranged our gear neatly in the boat…then it all went wrong! Nightmare #1… Now, my nautical skills aren’t the best, and […]

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FIRST DAY FISHING IN 2007!!!

Well, it’s finally here! Season 2007! This morning saw two very excited and anxious people (myself and Sam, with new rod’s in tow!) on the road at 7:00am headed for Usk Reservoir for the open-day, which literally had us buzzing with anticipation! (This I find is an angler’s worst enemy!) I’ve been waiting for this […]

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