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Russell on ‘Test’

The excited angler left for Lyndhurst on Tuesday afternoon, the 7th of September for an overnight stay in readiness for the Wednesday on the “Test”.       After a restless night, far too excited to sleep, a hearty breakfast was enjoyed before departing for the famous Broadlands beat on the Test. On arriving, it was every […]

Farmoor 1 reservoir

On a chilly Sunday morning Tony Woods and I ventured forth to a new water to both of us – Farmoor 1 – the catch and release lake. Impressed instantly by the size of the venue, we might have been stumped as to where to start on a large concrete bowl. The brisk wind made […]

River Dee Trip

The team of intrepid travellers consisted of Russell Heath, Martin Smith, Dave Blackbourn and the Hon.Sec. and the venue was the Maelor A.C. water below Llangollen. We were really pumped up having received photographs and reports of two huge grayling coming off the stretch recently on fly, 48cm and 55.3cm – Wow! (see photo below) […]

The Fly Dressers Guild Accreditation scheme

This is a very recently introduced initiative previously piloted by several branches of the Guild and which is now nationally adopted as a system of recognition of a member reaching certain standards of fly-tying and for which awards at Bronze, Silver and Gold may be attained. These awards will be in the form of Badges […]

Young Countryside Day

The Countryside Alliance Foundation is pleased to be hosting the fifth Young Countryside Day at Throckmorton Clay Shooting Club, Near Pershore on Tuesday 26 October.  The day is an opportunity for youngsters aged 10 – 16 to enjoy the ‘great outdoors’ and learn about the rural way of life.  For more details click here>> Contact/Comments: […]