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Merry Christmas and a Happy and Peaceful New Year

Well it is that time of year when all is safely gathered in, the wood shed is more or less full, and the post man is weary. The boats are off the water, apart from the Doghouse waiting on Grasmere in case we have a mild spell tempting me out to scratch the fishing itch over the festive period, and it is the time for sitting and writing as sleet lashes the windows as the fells turn white, and …

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Back down to the big pond

It is the time of year where I leave the perch to their deep water devices, put the salmon rods away till next season, and return to Windermere for a few weeks of Autumn pike fishing. Historically this is where we meet some of the biggest of the Lake District pike and although dead bait fishing is the usual option in the Autumn, providing the water has not cooled right down we still get more…

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Salmon chanting evening.... (in the key of E minor)

For far too many years now I have been afflicted with yet another seasonal distraction that somehow takes over and dominates my thinking for a few weeks. In spite of mustering as much common sense as I can, and all the realistic arguments against the affliction I still get weirdly excited about the possiblity of salmon fishing. Mostly, I enjoy the physicality of spey casting on a wild ri…

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Yes it is Perching time again

Well here we are at the end of another glorious summer and as the nights begin the slow draw down towards real Autumn weather I still wonder where our summer days escaped to. Funny how the things you look forwards to often fail to materialise or is it just me having a temporary run of bad luck!! Still, whatever the weather, as the days shorten and our swallows pack their bags for an…

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Well the Met. office says it is summer!!

Yes the weather forecasting community tell us we are still in meteorlogical summer, but no-one seems to have told the actual weather. Unless of course you have been tucked away in some micro-climatic corner of Britain, you will not need me to remind you that this years summer has been awful.! But, even though there have been lots of times when industrial waterproofs have been required, there ha…

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