River Seven, Yorkshire

Tamed by the tamer beat of the Seven

Most of my attention on the River Seven lately has been on the new stretch, a tumbling, boulder-strewn frenetic moorland river. Time therefore to see how the lower beat is faring – a more sedate section of the river, in keeping with the gentler contours of the surrounding farmland. The day had a faint nip […]

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Small stream fishing

How to irritate the Gods of Angling

Boy, the Gods of Angling had some fun with me today. I suppose it was largely my fault and that I should have known better. Here’s the story. I was off to a small stream known to hold some meaty trout, both browns and rainbows (the latter being refugees from a number of nearby trout […]

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Small stillwater fishing

Messing about in boats

Time for a gentle diversion from the serious business of trying to catch wild brown trout. The club has a couple of very pretty ponds in the Dalby Forest close to the North York Moors and I head up to one of them with my young chum Alex, a relative novice. (Having said that, Alex […]

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River Seven, Yorkshire

Nymph-mania on the wild Seven

The opportunities for new fishing are relatively few and far between, so when I was given the chance to fish some pristine water on the upper reaches of the River Seven I leapt at the chance. This part of the river runs straight off the North York Moors and is a true moorland trout stream: […]

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Sea fishing

A load of old pollocks (well, one anyway)

Up to Staithes, a ridiculously pretty fishing village nestling between the cliffs of the North Yorkshire coast: My pal Rob and I are off for a six-hour boat trip bouncing lead of the bottom of the North Sea in the hope of picking up a fish or three for the plate. If fly fishing is […]

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