Teaching an old dog, new tricks…

Charles Jardine Trout Fishing

I have been utterly, comprehensively and unequivocally… corrupted. To be fair, I was easy prey. If you fish around young people enough, sooner or later, some of their natural exuberance and total lack of fear or prejudice, will, I assure you, rub off. So, with the season “waxing” into the start of the peaks of imitative fly fishing is there any reason to actually embrace the world of colour, prejudice, attraction and fly fishing perceived … Read More Teaching an old dog, new tricks…

Hardy’s reel sells for £55,000 during fundraising auction – Atlantic Salmon Trust

AST 50th Anniversary Auction

The Atlantic Salmon Trust is hoping to reverse a century of decline in wild salmon numbers by announcing a major new study into their movements. Often called the ‘aquatic canary’, Atlantic salmon are regarded as key indicators of the health of our waters as they are sensitive to changes within the environment. In recent years numbers have been dropping at an alarming rate and one major area of concern is the mortality of juvenile salmon … Read More Hardy’s reel sells for £55,000 during fundraising auction – Atlantic Salmon Trust

The New Zelda Salmon Flies

Zelda Salmon Flies

Kjartan Antonsson – or ‘KJ’ as he likes to be called – is the designer of our new Zelda Salmon flies that we’ve recently introduced into the range. Here’s been working alongside Peter Rippin for quite some time on the Icelandic rivers, both great anglers and clever salmon fly designers. Peter, one of the original founders of Fly Fishers Group, can fully vouch for the Zelda being an extremely productive salmon fly. Peter said to … Read More The New Zelda Salmon Flies

Pike Fishing on Chew Valley Reservoir with Ben Bangham

Pike Fishing

I have been fishing for pike on the fly since I was a child. I have really found a passion for pike fishing over the last few years though and have been fortunate enough to have some great results. It is a large part of my winter guiding as well, it’s evident that it’s a very fast growing area of our sport. What makes it even more exciting is that tackle companies have recognised this … Read More Pike Fishing on Chew Valley Reservoir with Ben Bangham

Serious Sea Trout Flies from Steffan Jones – New for 2017

Sea Trout Flies

I was extremely honoured to be approached by Fulling Mill to enhance and add to what is already an excellent portfolio of sea trout flies. I did so with pleasure, but stressed one caveat; there were no shortcuts when it came to quality control. I have seen too many sea trout flies dressed poorly; if patterns I introduced to Fulling Mill were to be copied and get my stamp of approval then they were to … Read More Serious Sea Trout Flies from Steffan Jones – New for 2017

Atlantic Salmon Trust online 50th Anniversary Auction – Now Live

AST 50th Anniversary Auction

Secure the first ever Hardy Reel with Serial No.0001 to be offered for sale, fish alongside Sir Ian Botham or Marina Gibson or simply win, truly exclusive fishing on the Spey, Gaula, Hofsa, Naver, Helmsdale, Orkla, Shin, Oykel, Laxa-a-Asum, Varzuga and many more by bidding in this one off 50th Anniversary, Atlantic Salmon Trust Gala Auction. With 99 Lots of varying value, there is something for everyone. Be it, a premium Hamper from the team … Read More Atlantic Salmon Trust online 50th Anniversary Auction – Now Live