Sea fishing off Staithes

Bagging up off Staithes

Not much water in the rivers at the moment, but thankfully still a fair bit in the sea. So it’s a 5am start and off up to Staithes on the North Yorkshire coast for a few hours in the boat fishing over rough ground and wrecks. The sun was shining and the sea was calm. […]

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Pickering Beck

First whirl with a furl

Up to Pickering Beck for a quick session. The main object of the exercise was to try, for the first time, a furled leader. I’ve read a lot about these and some class anglers swear by them, so thought I’d better give it a go. I was a little apprehensive on two counts. First whether […]

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River Seven, Yorkshire

Sacre bleu! It works!

For the past year or so I’ve been seeing a lot about so-called French nymphing, a mysterious Tenkara-ish system where you use a long, light rod, long leader with no need for fly line, and a heavy nymph with a dropper. You don’t cast the fly in the conventional way – you can’t because you […]

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