Monthly Archives: September 2009

7lb 8oz Rainbow Trout caught at Bewl Water

7lb 8oz Rainbow trout

I caught this fish on a small black booby it was the point fly of a team of nymphs that were fished on a washing line setup.

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Blandford Flyer (an Interesting beer)

Blandford Flyer

I was wandering around Sainsbury’s the other day when as a keen fly fisherman my attention was automatically drawn to a bottle of beer called Blandford Flyer. I purchased a couple of bottles out of curiosity and was pleasantly surprised with its taste, if you like whisky and ginger ale then you will probably like this. It has a subtle warm ginger flavour with an element of maple syrup sweetness.

The beer is brewed by Badger to celebrate the infamous biting insect of Dorset’s River Stour; folklore claims the inspired inclusion of ginger was a remedy to the fly bite.

Pheasant Tail Nymph

PHEASANT TAIL NYMPH

Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear

GOLD RIBBED HARE'S EAR

Hopper

HOPPER

Diawl Bach

DIAWL BACH

Cat’s Whisker

CAT'S WHISKER