Scott Winstanley

FullSizeRender-1Scott moved to the English Lake District seven years ago to be closer to the mountains, their tarns, their becks and the wild trout that swim there.

A self-admitted trout bum, Scott is also a true lover of the wild, and enjoys nothing more than hiking into the fells with a light fly rod and a pioneering spirit.

Scott is a hugely talented artist, and teaches the subject to the youth of Carlisle. He enjoys painting and drawing his captures and exploring and comparing the different colouring and patterns of the trout of Cumbria. He is also pretty nifty with a penknife, and whittles with a skill that is the envy of Fishpool.

Scott also writes, and has already featured in a couple of issues of Fallon’s Angler. His words and photography demonstrate perfectly the beauty of the landscape in which he feels most at home. In Issue 5, Scott fishes in the footsteps of Withnail and I, as he angles beneath Crow Crag and looks for trout that may have avoided the blast from Withnail’s shotgun. It’s a brilliant read.

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