October 12, 2014

My Flypad life had just begun as the rivers warmed, insects emerged and fishing started in earnest eight months ago. A full season on, I’m better placed to elaborate on the joys and challenges this novel approach to storing flies provides.

August 31, 2014

It was always going to be an epic journey fishing for trout, char and salmon in Sweden. Add two Dutchmen, an accountant and a sporting photographer to the mix and epic becomes three parts legend and one part surreal.

August 17, 2014

Sewin, herling, finnock, whitling, sprod, peal or truff, whatever name you know them by, we’re smack dab in the middle of sea trout season. For those of you unfamiliar with them or for anyone reading from America (outside Europe and the native range of Salmo trutta), these are sea run brown trout.

February 12, 2014

Every sportsperson, whether elite athlete or weekend warrior, knows that having the right kit is critical to performance and enjoyment. I’m constantly on the lookout to perfect my assemblage of must-have gear while paring down kit to the essentials (or so I keep reassuring No.2). And I’m more than happy to share my achieved wisdom […]

February 9, 2014

Wherever fieldsports are practiced, they’re celebrated with fairs, shows and exhibitions. These out of season attractions are a terrific place to compare and purchase kit, discover new venues, and meet new and old companions in the field.

January 8, 2014

The winter of 2013/14 will be remembered for fierce storms and incredible flooding (unless February and March hold more crazy weather)…

January 6, 2014

Eagle-eyed blog visitors and regular users may have noticed (and lets face it, it would have been hard not to) a conspicuous absence from the www world and uncharacteristic silence over the past five months.