River Esk, North Yorkshire

Tiddlers reign on the Esk

After twenty years of telling myself I really should nip up to Danby and fish the Esk, today I finally got round to it. A glorious last day of May, sun beating down and little breeze. Had picked up a day ticket from the pub in Danby the day before (fiver) and parked up opposite […]

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Pickering Beck

Hard work under a hot sun

A quick trip up to Pickering Beck before the bank holiday comes round and the A64 towards the coast and North York Moors becomes gridlocked. A mightily hot day, blazing sun and a pesky breeze blowing in my face. Tackled up with a Hardy Marquis 7 ft with 3 wt floating line and trusty emerger: […]

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Thornton Beck

Thornton Beck – top-notch small-stream fly fishing

Off to Thornton Beck, a superb little stream running close to the Dalby Forest in North Yorkshire. It’s a Pickering Fishery Association water, and for many years was largely neglected. But a team of members of the club has recently rejuvenated the water fantastically, opening it up and installing features to improve the flow patterns. […]

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