Why ?

Readers will know that my first experience of fly fishing was at school at Christ College in Brecon, which is probably why, and to this day, the river Usk remains my favourite trout stream. I have fished it on numerous beats from way down in the town of Usk, and all the way upstream to close to Sennybridge. I have been lucky enough to catch many wild trout in Powys.

En route to Cardiff for a board meeting in the ‘noughties’ I stopped off overnight at the Bell in Skenfrith, and landed half a dozen fish in the early evening from their beat on the Monnow, so ‘netted’ Monmouthshire.

And last year, in the then S&TA, Annual Auction, I ‘won’ a season’s membership of the Merthyr Tydfil AA, and fished their lovely waters with Gareth Lewis and Daniel Popp, to capture the county of Merthyr Tydfil, too.

So surely the logical extension of this is to…well, of course it is!!!

There are twenty two (22) counties in Wales, and I have caught wild trout in just three of them, so in 2016, I hope to add to this number.

I will target South Wales, and the plotting and planning begins NOW!

Any help and tips will be more than welcome!!



2 thoughts on “Why ?

  1. Hi, it’s Dave here from Fish4Flies.com

    I am trying to have some of our patterns reviewed by experienced fly fishermen and was wondering if you would consider taking part?

    If interested we will send you some patterns that interest you, or some of our top sellers for you to try and include in a blog article. We are looking for mentions and links to the patterns on our site, however we would like it to remain in your natural style. ie. the blog post doesn’t have to be a dedicated review about the patterns, but built into a post you are writing to talk about it’s particular strengths or techniques you use. No mention of the Fish4Flies brand is required, just the patterns name and direct link.

    In return we will give you a credit on Fish4Flies as well as a lifetime discount, priority over new pattern suggestions, and a mention to your blog within our newsletters.

    I hope this appeals to you and you would consider this by replying or calling for more info.

    Dave – Fish4Flies

    07930 819879


    • Hello Dave…I am flattered but am not sure that my Blogs have the influence you think they might !
      I don’t know your flies. I tend to buy mine from successful fishermen who tie their own, and which work for them, and therefore hopefully will, for me, too! I would be happy to work with you and prompt readers of my Blog to consider yours…why not?
      If that works, send me just a few emerger patterns…my address is – E1 Montevetro, 100 Battersea Church Road, London SW11 3YL
      Cheers, and thanks for finding me


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