Tag Archives | brown trout

Hills

Trout from the Hills by Ian Niall

(Cassell Illustrated, 1991) With over 30 books to his name, amongst them evocative, pastoral titles such as The Poacher’s Handbook, Fresh Woods and The Idler’s Companion, it would seem wholly natural that somewhere, within the bibliography of John Kincaid McNeillie, there would be a work dedicated to angling. Published in 1961 and written under the […]

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Renaissance man

The sound of the line unfurling through the air cut through the distant  thrum of the rapids, bird song penetrating the backdrop like needles, sunlight dappling through the boughs of hornbeam, birch, and willow, splinters of shine, bouncing and carrying on the riffles of current. Then a step or two, the push of water as […]

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Film: the girl who never came home

Peta Brabner left Co Cork, Ireland for England as a young woman and after a chance meeting ended up staying at the Gliffaes Country Hotel for a lifetime. This film tells her story and her love of the hotel, her family, and being drawn to the river Usk and the salmon and trout fishing. A […]

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Falcon and Fly

    In pursuit of trout, by Chris Yates. It was 51 years ago when I acquired my first fly rod. At that time, when I was 16 and living near Epsom, Surrey, there was no local trout fishing available to me, but there were plenty of dace and chub on the nearby River Mole, […]

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Parr’s Diary – January 2017

It was great to see Mark Walsingham (Skeff) on CountryFile earlier this month. He was with Dave Webb of the UK Wild Otter Trust to explain the new otter trapping licence, and the two of them featured in a segment focused on the current otter ‘debate’. Much of the piece was filmed at Ashmead, Skeff’s […]

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Swallows and amadans

By Maurice Neill THERE are more words for a fool in Irish than in any other language and it takes a particular type of angling amadan to venture into the Galway Gaeltacht and onto Lough Mask when the forecast is for bad weather. It is a beautiful, vast and dangerous piece of water where squalls […]

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First casts of a dry fly

“It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.”  John Steinbeck No matter how great we think we are, we are quickly brought back down to earth by those finned creatures that swim and attract our longing. I have caught a few […]

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