A Modest Angler's Experiences

You don't get to my age without picking up a few things along the way; an extremely patient family*, a distressing complex about the size of your ears, debts...that sort of thing. But as a self-deprecating angler with an obscenely optimistic streak, you also pick up stories, emotional scars and just a smidgeon of actually useful knowledge. And the odd fish too, of course.

* PS. The family are mine. I didn't just find them at a bus station. 


Life On The Edge

There may be no need to stress about how far out to sea you can throw a fly... Look for life on the edge - what you find may amaze you!

Portuguese Pescaria

Portugal doesn't seem to feature as a worthy saltwater flyfishing destination...it should!

Cuba's Cayo Cornucopia

the consequence of so few boats plying the waters of Cuba for so many decades? Well, for the visiting angler, the fishing is utterly epic!

Joe & The Coho

As Pacific salmon species go, this is the one with serious anger management issues that tends to go off like a small thermonuclear device...

The Great (Sushi) Escape

"this was a challenge that put fighting a nuclear-powered 60lb Chinook on an 8wt rod on a footing with scooping leaves out of a pond..."

The Lob Of Faith

I couldn’t quite believe what I was being told to do, especially as the Javelin had never been a strong track & field event for me at school

Cuba Libre

I struck into a fish which turned out to be a 2-3lb jack, but as I started to retrieve the line, a 7ft shark suddenly burst onto the scene

Venture to Fuerteventura

it was Fuerteventura’s stunning, silver-blue, jet black-finned Palometa that gave me a flyfishing fun experience to rival any tropical flats


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