Thanks for visiting my half arsed attempt at a north east fly fishing blog. To be honest, if I had the choice between fishing and keeping this thing up to date the fishing would win hands down.

However, you’re in luck. Due to the awful weather we’ve had, and still seem to be getting regularly to make sure we’ve not forgotten what rain is, I’ve plenty of time to tinker and dabble with the blog.

If you’d like to follow my exploits north east fly fishing ‘as they happen’ then please take a look at my @neflyfisherman Twitter feed – I often try and drop my phone in the river whilst taking pictures of the tiny trout I catch, you’ll be able to enjoy them in near real time live action!

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The recent posts

  • Pandemic piscatus – or first day fishing during lockdown

  • After missing the start of the season, and then having fishing banned as part of the lockdown, it was a very welcome first trip out for me this week!

  • Hardy Bouglé Baby review, less is more

  • A Hardy Bouglé is not a reel you buy for tangible improvements to your fishing, it’s a reel that makes you feel happy every time you use it.

  • Old(er) age eyesight and fishing

  • Troubled by poor eyesight, have the text on your phone tuned up to huge just so you can read it, struggling to tie even the largest daddy long legs on your 15lb mono? This post has some top tips to bring back the good old days of being able to see what you’re doing!