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August Eden

Published on August 24th, 2013 by

With water height perfect yesterday I visited the river and tried to ignore all the farm rubbish dumped there.  I’m glad I did because I immediately found fish rising to nondescript food-forms, which I think were midges, although I saw, increasingly through the afternoon, some caddis and even a few pale wateries.  As I set


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France 2013

Published on August 22nd, 2013 by

We have just returned from a trip to the Seven Valleys area of northern France, and frankly wishing we were back there.  This incredibly beautiful area being essentially an immense chalk plateau (actually, the largest chalk deposit in the world) is laced with trout streams among tranquil, wooded river valleys.  They are mostly small streams


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