River Seven, Yorkshire

Oh dear, that didn’t last long.

Well, my little run of doubling the tally on each outing came to a somewhat abrupt end on the lower part of the Seven today. To be fair the portents weren’t that great. Summer seems to have disappeared as quickly as it arrived; a nasty wind (albeit behind me for most part – thank you […]

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Pickering Beck

And all of a sudden it’s summer!

What a turnaround in the weather. A miserable start to the spring then all of a sudden the sun decides to get its act together and we’re basking in temperatures of 20C. I’m not complaining. Up to the Duchy stretch of the Pickering Beck first to do the regular invertebrate sampling then to have a […]

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Pickering Beck

Wake up trouty, spring’s here! (sort of)

Glory be, the first outing of the new season. The omens were good: the water had come down and there was a break in the grim weather we’d been having lately. The sun was out and the temperature rising – albeit from a brisky 7C, leaving faint steam on the breath. So it was up […]

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Lower Derwent fishing

An unexpected bonus

The fishing has been pretty hopeless in the past few weeks. The water is up everywhere and the temperatures down. I’d been to the river at the bottom of the field twice in the last few days, legering maggots to no avail. The rain had stayed away for a while and the levels had dropped […]

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River Seven, Yorkshire

Just the tonic for Aussie flu

Bloody Aussies! Not content with humiliating us at cricket, they send over some evil little virus to paralyse half the nation. I got the blummin thing just before New Year (cheers Bruce!) and am only now just about shaking it off. With nice timing my recovery (ish) coincided with a receding of the local waters […]

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