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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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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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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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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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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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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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