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Fishing on the Frontier Part 58 - The Personal Frontier

In the latest instalment of his series Jeremy Lucas looks at the ‘Personal Frontier’ and the debate regarding what is 'right' and 'wrong' to fly fish with. ... Full story

Mick Lunn 1926-2014

Simon Cooper takes a look back at the life of the former head keeper of the Houghton Club, with an impressive Daily Telegraph obituary to hand. ... Full story

Beavers: Good or Bad?

Simon Cooper comments on the recent announcement that Natural England have issued a licence to Devon Wildlife Trust for the managed release of beavers into the River Otter. ... Full story

Is it Really 25 Years?

Simon Cooper reflects upon a quarter of a century of Fishing Breaks ... Full story

The Peaks River Diaries - January Grayling

January may be one of the toughest months in the angling calendar – but David Johnson loves it! ... Full story

Urbantrout Diaries 7: A Year of Mending Urban Rivers: Part 1

Theo Pike is back with a three-part look at some river restoration and conservation projects. ... Full story

Just How Smart are Fish?

Having been outwitted by trout on more occasions than he cares to remember Simon Cooper ponders just how clever fish really are ... Full story

Chalkstreams – It’s Looking Good!

The recent Wild Trout Trust Awards brought it home to Simon Cooper that here is some really great stuff happening on our chalkstreams. ... Full story

The Peaks Fly Fishing Diaries - Hot Soup and Grayling

Autumn has arrived and David Johnson has hot soup grayling on his mind… ... Full story

Chub - Fly vs Lure

Casting artificial lures or flies is an intimate, exciting way to target autumn chub and 'Fly Fishing for Coarse Fish' author Dominic Garnett recently pitted his arsenal of fur and feathers against the lure expertise of Bob James. ... Full story

The Peaks River Diaries - Sitting and Looking

In his latest Peaks River Diary entry David Johnson is just sitting and looking... ... Full story

Canoeists v Anglers - Whose Freedom Will Win?

In his latest piece Simon Cooper is looking at a looming court confrontation and pondering just whose freedom will win. ... Full story

How Many Rods in Your Bag?

In his latest offering Simon Cooper admits to being ‘beyond hope’ when it comes to rods. ... Full story

The Peaks River Diaries – Cricket Weather

In his latest diary entry David is contemplating one of his other passions – cricket - and finding it not too dissimilar to fly fishing... ... Full story

My Life as a Super Model

Simon Cooper really feels for Naomi Campbell as he dons his waders before first light and prepares to cast – upstream! ... Full story

Summer Sea Trout Fishing

We are just coming into the summer sea trout fishing season and Allan Shephard takes a look at how to make the most of your fishing. ... Full story

Doing Mr. Halford Proud

A day of torrential rain doesn’t dampen the spirits of those fishing the 2014 River Test One Fly, as Simon Cooper recounts. ... Full story

Timsbury Fishery – Rods Available!

Contrary to popular belief the winter flooding has, in fact, done much to improve the quality of fish and fly life on the chalkstreams – and we’ve got some exclusive rod availability on four cracking beats of the River Test. ... Full story

Fish and Fly are the Winners!

After the severe flooding of the winter of 2013 / 14 Simon Cooper reckons that, on balance, the fish and flies have actually come out on top. ... Full story

Urbantrout Diaries 6: Taking the Fight to Invasive Non-native Species

This month our intrepid urban angler has taken the gloves off (or rather put them on...) and is fighting back against the aliens... ... Full story

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