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Great Day on the River – Pike Day

The river had finally settled down yesterday and was in good condition. I don’t think I will have a better session before Saturday so will probably call time on the season. Had these four and encounters with four more (Pike).

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From a Washout to Peace and Tranquility

Nature never ceases to amaze me. Two weeks ago the river was everywhere except in its banks. Today I found four fresh redds cut. The keeper always reckons they start on the shortest day so the brownies aren’t far out! The pictures aren’t great but the light patches of gravel are the giveaway. It is also Christmas time for the herons.

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Great Brown Trout From Last week

A beautiful trout caught last week.

Had a great day on my stretch of river in the fen. This week I managed to fluke out five pike, or perhaps I should say Jacks, and didn’t lose any this time and that must be a first! Well, one did come off but a quick recast had the fish turn and take the fly again. Must have been very hungry. Despite the invasive Pennywort, there were pike hiding underneath it that occasionally shot

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Welcome to Castwell Flyfishing

Welcome to Castwell Flyfishing at My name is John Reynolds and I have been fly fishing for over fifty years. I am a qualified APGAI fly fishing and fly casting instructor, a British Fly Casting Club instructor, an Anglian Water instructor, a fishing guide, and tournament caster. I am based in Cambridge England and have been lucky enough to have fly fished all over the world. I can also provide fly fishing for predator

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