I fly fish
I have been fly fishing since being introduced to the sport in 1992 by Ronnie Christie who remains a good friend to this day. I, like many anglers who start to fly fish, learned on small still waters. I had never done any other type of fishing so was a blank canvas so to speak.
Having learned to cast a line, I was taken to Sweethope in Nothumberland to learn how to fish from a boat. After that I had my first trip to Rutland Water, where I am still a regular visitor. I have fished in the English Loch Style team three times and attended the National final on eight occasions. I still fish for the Soldier Palmers when selected and enjoy the banter of team fishing.
Graham Lumsdon got me into river fishing and although I am still learning, it gives me great enjoyment. I have been lucky and been able to fish around Europe, I have visited Slovenia, South of France and the Czech Republic in order to improve my skills on the river. Some of the scenery I have encountered is breath taking. A trip this year with some good freinds to Slovenia has taken place and you can read all about it in my blog. I am going to try my hand at some pike fishing next winter and have already started tying some flies to that end.
I am a keen photographer and enjoy landscape photography mostly, I have also turned my hand to macro photography in order to display some of my fly tying efforts. There are various articles on the site please take some time and have a look around.