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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Lower Derwent fishing

Coarsening the tone

My fishing week did not get off to an auspicious start. On Monday I headed off on the 50 minute trip to have a go at the Seven just west of Pickering in North Yorkshire. Ten minutes from my destination I suddenly realised I forgotten to put my flipping waders in the car. Cue Homer […]

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