• Guides' Corner by Sean Andrews

    To set the scene – Craig and I poured over the ordinance survey maps one evening and planned an exploratory trip to a small stream. I had often viewed this stream from the air but had never fished it. We waited with great excitement for the helicopter. Rods at the ready we set off upstream.

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    You can imagine my increasing concern as pool after beautiful pool and not even a sign of a fish. Finally – one and a half hours later, a beautiful pool and there in front of us a very large brown feeding veraciously. Craig’s first cast, accurate as usual and the fish was hooked and landed. To say I was ecstatic was an understatement!!  Much to my relief, from then on the fish were plentiful.

     
    There is always an element of risk exploring a new stream and I was very relieved the gamble paid off so comprehensively this time. The maps will be out again over the winter months and I can’t wait to check out more like this next season.

    Happy Days... Sean Andrews.

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