River Seven, Yorkshire

Amazing what a bit of water will do

To the upper reaches of the Seven at Spaunton Moor on a sunny but not blistering hot late-August morning. The heavens are predicted to open tomorrow so best make hay while the sun shines, as it were. I’m starting to think that for me there are essentially two ways to catch fish on this water […]

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Thornton Beck

Plan B fails as well…

So last time I was out on the Thornton Beck, a tiny squiggle of a stream that wends its way through the Dalby Forest just this side of Pickering, I’d decided that a mini-French-leader set-up on a 7ft rod should do the trick nicely. But it didn’t and I reverted to the old emerger to […]

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Thornton Beck

Plan A fails on tiny beck

Well, that was a bit disappointing. I made my way up to Thornton Beck, a tiny stream that winds its way through the Dalby Forest up in North Yorkshire with a clever plan in mind. I’ve generally struggled here; the fish are small and highly skittish. They don’t rise freely, see you coming and are […]

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