At last it's the new year is here. The busy Christmas period means that this angler gets out on the river less than any other time of year but as soon as the festive period is out of the way, I look forward to where I'll be fishing and which pals will join me on the way. Tomorrow I'm hoping to embark on my first day's fishing in 2011, I'm hoping to pop over to the Wye for a couple of hours in search of some silvery ladies. I'm looking forward to fishing a wide variety of waters this coming season. I'll retain my Leek and Moorlands ticket so that I can fish the upper section at Eaton Dovedale and the Derby Railway ticket so that I can fish the lower section at Eaton Dovedale plus the excellent stretch of the Dove at Ellastone.
This year I'm looking forward to fishing the Wye quite regularly along with many of the lads I've fished with previously on the Leek and District ticket at Dovedale and on the Churnet in Alton. I've renewed with Leek and District too, I was reluctant to waste my joining fee and the proximity of the waters to where I live make the ideal short fishing outing....Pointon, Squire and I acquired the tag of 'pop along possy' a couple of seasons ago because of how easy we could get to our waters.
I'm hoping to take a few more anglers up to the Isle of Islay this year. I'm fully booked for the week of the Islay Festival of Malt and Music 12 of us are travelling to the magical isle to once again stay in Finlaggan House and to fish all the nearby lochs specifically Loch Gorm, Loch Ballygrant, Loch Inver on Jura and Loch Finlaggan itself. I'm hoping to arrange a trip in the early part of the season too so if you are interested in joining me on an angling adventure to the western isles with a few drams thrown in please get in touch ASAP.
I'm a keen angler and whisky enthusiast. I'm lucky enough to have lived and worked on the Isle of Islay in the Scottish Hebrides, angling and dramming paradise! I fish for wild brown trout and sea trout whilst up North, back in Leek in the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands I like to meet up with my pals and fish for wild brown trout, grayling and other river species in the Dane, Dove, Churnet, Manifold and Wye.
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