Flashback Friday: My Grandfather’s Fly Rod

This week, I figured for our regular look back at fly fishing history, I’d share this great video from Suffering Outdoors. The man behind this YouTube channel restores and fishes his grandfather’s old bamboo fly rod, which was originally built in the 1940s. It’s a well-done video, and a reminder of the simplicity that got […]

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Podcast: The Fly Culture with Steve Cullen

In the most recent episode of The Fly Culture podcast, host Pete Tyjas sits down with Steve Cullen, a British angler and guide. The conversation between Cullen and Tyjas is a wonderful insight into fly fishing across the pond. Give the episode a listen here. The post Podcast: The Fly Culture with Steve Cullen appeared […]

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Top catfish called Boris

IF the UK Prime Minister was a fish, he just might be this one…. Catfish ace Dan Winston was thrilled to break the ‘ton’ barrier for the first time with this 103 lb 8 oz giant, which he has named Boris. That’s right, he named it after Prime Minister Boris Johnson for allowing English fishing […]

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Tackle shops reopen and river season starts at angling’s ‘new normal’ marches on

TACKLE shops across the country have just reopened, and the river season has begun… putting angling fully into its ‘new normal’. Tackle shops open – after weeks of waiting, customers can go into tackle shops again. Most tackle shops put measures in place to be able to re-open their doors to customers on June 15. […]

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It’s ‘absolutely banging’ to be back fishing again

CARPER Bret Barlow summed up the feelings of anglers all over Britain as they enjoyed their days back by the water, fishing again Depsite being carp-focused Brett doesn’t mind catching occasional big bream, and he came close to his PB of 14 lb 4 oz when he landed this 12 lb specimen from a local […]

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Tench season starts late – with brilliant action!

MANY anglers managed to start their spring fishing belatedly with tench action, making up for lost time. Amongst those anglers targeting with tench as lockdown rules eased, Ryan Hayden came within a whisker of his PB when he matted this fantastic 9 lb 10 oz tinca. Tackling a secret gravel pit, Ryan, 27, from Brackley, […]

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Tackle theft memories fade… in favour of great bars of gold

ONE of the country’s top specimen anglers has put the heartbreak of having his tackle stolen behind him and got back on the trail of quality fish. Matthew Fernandez took his four-year-old daughter, River, fishing as soon as anglers were allowed to travel to fish again. As you can see from the picture above, they caught […]

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Lockdown latest round-up: venues reopen, match fishing can restart and tackle shops prepare for June 15

LOCKDOWN measures have been modified – and it was the positive news so many have been waiting for. In England only, Wednesday, May 13 signalled the start of people being  allowed to take unlimited exercise outdoors. People in England were able to enjoy parks and public spaces without having to exercise. Angling got the green […]

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Angling Trust push case for fishing to resume after lockdown rules are relaxed

The national governing body for recreational fishing is pushing the case to Government for the pursuit we love to be allowed before too long. Most keen anglers, aside from staying safe, have been wondering ‘when will fishing start again in the UK?’ Finally news has emerged about what is being said at a high level. […]

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A trek from poverty through a war zone they knew nothing about

(CNN)In small groups they trudge along the desolate desert road, young men and some women, from Somalia and Ethiopia. Some carry plastic bags with snacks, plastic water bottles, an extra scrap of clothing. In one of the small fishing villages from which human traffickers operate, two men lounge in their long, thin white boat, still […]

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