Sunday, 22 August 2010

The Bala Country Fair was a great success with loads of people and great crowds for the demo's so if you came and watched thank you for your support.
It was then off to Plas Tan y Bwlch for a weeks residential fishing course. Day one we were at a small fishery and had great sport with everybody catching fish- then we fished Morwynion a mountain lake above Blaenau and boy it was tough.
We then fished Trawsfynydd and again it was hard- the fish had gorged themselves on Ants a few days earlier and were not in the mood to feed.
We spent the last 2 days fishing the Maelor stretch of the Dee and had great sport with good grayling being caught of dries. We had a young lad Jamie who was 16 and it was a great pleasure to watch him learn and mix with the group. Good luck yo him in September as he will be fishing the Welsh trials for next years Youth team.
After that it was home for a 3 hour stop to unload a load again to go to Gallaway Country fair. We finally got there at 1am.
The show was very busy and I taught a lot of people on both days but the highlight for me was seeing Tanya my youngest cast a 12ft6in Salmon rod in the main arena for the first time " That's my girl"
Its a few days at home now with the kids then off to the Fenland Fair ocer the bank holiday- might even take the girls fishing.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Well filming has finished and what a few days. After coming home very early Monday morning it was off to the Dee to fish with Jane who had a great day catching loads of fish but all the grayling kept falling off- more superglue on the hook me thinks.
Then it was off to Manchester to pick up Ant Glascow Pike specialist and off to Estwait lake. We had 3 days full of fun and had great fish for camera 3 double figure fish- but boy the one that followed Ant's lure was a monster he reckoned around 30lb I think we will go back later in the year to see if we can catch her!!!.
I caught my biggest fly caught fish 15lb and what a great fish
Drove Ant home only to be stuck in traffic in Manchester Oh the joy to traffic!!!!
Just packing now to go to the North Wales Fly Fair and on on Welsh TV tonight talking about the fair. Then its off to Plas Tan Y Bwlch to teach all week in North Wales. Lets hope the ewather is good.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

The Lakes hold some big hunters!

Top Secret filming going on in the Lakes next week. I am filming with the guys from again and I'm really looking forward to it.
This DVD is going to be something a little different and a whole load of fun.
Time for the teacher to become the student.

Ssshhhh we are hunting some big predators and you will be able to follow us as we do right here on the blog, twitter and on facebook....

I will try to secretly film us filming this top secret programme and I might leak some behind the scenes footage just for you guys.
Wish me luck...

Monday, 2 August 2010

This week it was Yasmin's birthday and she wanted to go to Oakwood theme park so I spent the day going on all the rides with Tanya. We went on Virtigo where they suspend you in a harness attached to a long wire then pull you up high and let you swing and she was not scared- I was but could not show my 5 year old that her dad was scared. !!!!!
Then it was off to Melton Hall Game and Country Fair near Kettering. A good show but not a lot of people attended which is a pity as a lot of work had gone into organizing the event. Early start on Saturday 4am then slept in a tent on Saturday night thank god the weather was kind.
Getting stuff ready to go to Norway now for a show in Elverum over the weekend.