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Casting Shadows: Fish and Fishing in Britain by Tom Fort

A fascinating interview from Daire Whelan—of podcast Ireland on the Fly—with Tom Fort about his new book, and memories of fly fishing in Ireland with Niall Fallon. (This takes you to an external site–don’t forget to come back.) Listen by clicking here:  And purchase a copy of the book here: A full review of Casting …

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Adventures in the Lea Valley by Polly Braden and David Campany

(Hoxton Mini Press, 2016) The river Lea only flows for 42 miles but it encounters a landscape that chops and changes from the soft Hertfordshire meadows and villages to urban sprawl, inner city wasteland, and now towards its final run; the Olympic Park. The water of the Lea has a short life but a varied …

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Fallon’s Angler issue 11: the last tench of Summer

Kevin Parr finishes the season on the Pevensey Levels and Wallers Haven “The Pevensey Levels are well used by departing migrants, and I watched a steady stream of martins and swallows working their way downstream, feeding hard before a long journey south. As they passed, a couple of swallows dropped to the water’s surface and …

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Parr’s Diary – September 2017. Back on the Dorset Stour…

Growing up among the chalk stream sparkle of central Hampshire left me with a slightly distorted view of river life. The Itchen and her tributaries changed little across the seasons. They would invariably run clear, the weedbeds seemed rarely to thin and the trout could always be found in their usual lies. On rare occasions …

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