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    BEYOND THE BRIDGE: A celebration of a year on my home river.

    Absolute quality , im now feeling so chilled after immersing myself in that , thanks for sharing . I should be on the Neath this year as im right by it , but would like to hop over for a look at the Taff some time . Lovely poem too ...cheers .
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    Net question

    Great stuff , got an awfull lot to consider now ! Net size a real dilemma for me on my river im now thinking , as i heard of a 6lb brown trout the other day , and as mentioned a sea trout is not impossible around here even if not targetting them . Not sure how big a fish could be fit into a...
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    Net question

    Thankyou gents for the response , some informative and varied solutions for me to consider .
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    Net question

    Really appreciate the promptly given advice thankyou . I saw in Sportfish catalogue theres a Smith Creek net holster that fits on your wading belt , looks a neat idea but pricey gadgets i will not get into until i find my feet a bit and what works for me .
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    Net question

    Great thankyou , im assuming rubberised mesh is the way to go then ?
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    Net question

    So im getting everything together ready for a go at the trout on the river , complete newbie to it all and its going to be a big dose of trial and error . Anyone recommend a functional net and best way to carry it ? Im intending wearing my chesties and a small back pack , as i will be doing a...
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    New challenge

    Ah yes i noticed that track with padlocked gate across it , im guessing then that angling club members would have access up there . I went up the canal and took a path off right and through the trees back to the river , followed it all the way up to the road bridge . Good to explore a bit first...
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    New challenge

    Most helpful indeed , much appreciated . Funnily enough i pulled into that very car park today for a look and a wander ! Also had a walk around the lakes the other evening on our dog walk , stumbled across the river there to . Seems that much of the Neath is tricky to access , no manicured...
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    New challenge

    Thanks for the reply taffy , very useful info there . Im catching tantalising glimpses of the river from the heads of the valleys road , think i need to contact a club and get heads up on exactly whats what . Im looking at the stretch from Glyyneath down to Resolven . Can anyone offer any...
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    Getting started South Wales

    Thankyou for the welcome gents , most kind .
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    New challenge

    Hi all Having recently relocated to Vale of Neath in South Wales im really getting the itch to try the river on the fly . Fished all my life , course , carp , beach casting and then the last 7 or so years have been exclusively bass lure fishing . I have the river Neath on my doorstep and with...
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    Getting started South Wales

    Good evening all Been fishing most of my life ( 51 now ) , coarse and carp in my younger years , many years beach casting and the last 7 yrs have been totally bass lure fishing . Recently relocated to Vale of Neath and im seriousely getting the itch to try river fly fishing . Completely new...
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