I’ve been very busy lately with casting tuition and guiding. There is a good run of salmon at the moment but most of my guiding has been for wild river trout and a day or two on stillwaters. The reservoirs have been fishing really well.
The hard fighting rainbows give a great battle.
Still there is something about wild river browns that makes them special regardless of size.
Although when you hook up into a good one the heart races. One of my clients from Atlanta lost an 18inch brown at the net on the River Blackwater the other day. His face said it all!!
There is a lot more trout food in that river than some people realise.
I have been hearing a lot of talk lately about getting more youth involved in fishing and fly fishing. I know my local club has a youth day coming up and despite a hectic guiding schedule that weekend I will be there to help out. But there is no point talking about it, you have to get out there and do it!
This weekend I’m one of the experts at the Northwest Angling Fair in Strabane. I’m looking forward to it a lot. I’m demonstrating and giving casting advice on the Suir next weekend and on a stillwater the weekend after. And Ken Whelan and I have Seatrout fishing courses coming up in July and August. I think the August one will be a cracker so watch this space!!