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A slightly shameful endeavour

I’m not proud of this and on the scale of angling challenges it rates somewhere near the bottom. But curiosity got the better of me. We were visiting my sister, who owns a glorious 70 acre estate on the Suffolk/Essex border, a mix of pasture and woodland and with two lakes. One of the lakes […]

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River Seven, Yorkshire

A tale of two halves on the Seven

To the wild, top section of the Seven on Spaunton Moor on a chilly May morning but with no rain predicted. We’d had virtually non-stop rain two days ago but the water was eminently fishable, containing just a hint of copper. My plan was to give the spiders another outing, so I tackled up the […]

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Pickering Beck

Stewart’s black spider saves the day

A spot of unexpected sunshine, so after dropping number 1 daughter at Leeds Bradford airport for a hen do in Nice I sped across to Pickering to see if the fish were moving. The temperature had dropped, only about 11C, but the water looked bonny enough: I tackled up the Hardy Marquis 7ft 3wt with […]

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