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Tuesday: Paul Arden
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FP Archive

Dick Kantner Revisited

Monday, 26 July 2021

Earlier this evening I was looking through the interviews section on the Sexyloops site, and noticed that the interview with Dick Kantner was missing. I have since forwarded this piece over to Paul to be published for the sites readers consumption.

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An information minefield

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

I had my second Sinovac shot last weekend and so apparently am back to being invincible. Just a bit tired at the moment. Hopefully Malaysia can vaccinate itself out of the current mess! And finally, after losing fish and otherwise making some very poor shots, I’ve managed to land Snakehead again and so I am back in the running again. It was strange being in a fishing slump and I’m delighted to have put fish in the boat again… now open the floodgates! There are both free-risers as well as adults/babies active. I’ve missed the free-risers!!

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Wednesday, 21 July 2021

During the past 15 month our homewaters have become quite important for many of us anglers. Due to all the Covid based restrictions in travelling abroad as well as travelling inside one's country many of us only were allowed to fish their homewaters.

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Thursday, 22 July 2021

Rainy season is finally over and things are starting to happen here; I heard my first cicada of the year the other day and when I was down the lake side for some casting practice the water was high but had cleared up nicely.

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Cooling down

Friday, 23 July 2021

Temperatures were dropping fast during last weekend. This week those have been staying low. Night temps has been not more than +5 celsius and daytime hardly +15 celsius. Waters are now around 18 even less, there has been some cold showers every day so water temps are going down all the time.

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New and returning trends

Saturday, 24 July 2021

I’ve been in this sport/game/hobby/life style for long enough to have seen trends come and go - and sometimes returns. This is of course not particular to the subject of fly fishing. I have spent my professional career in archaeology, so a repeat of history is certainly not new to me.

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Tan Lines

Sunday, 25 July 2021

The current weather here in Wales is great for sunbathing but not too good for fishing or casting. I went past the river in the week, on my return from a business meeting. The river was busy with people cooling off and generally enjoying themselves with all sorts of inflatables. Whether they should have been there is perhaps debateable, however I can’t really blame them given the near 30 degree C temperatures. I didn’t have the patience to wait until they left to fish though I suspect the fishing could have been quite good as darkness fell. I suspect for the remainder of the school holidays I’m going to head for the more out of the way beats just to make sure I don’t have to dodge kids riding blow-up white unicorns down the river.

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Ronan's Report

Saving My Sanity!

I never worry when the regular season ends because we have good winter fishing locally. That said, last winter was hard work, so I hoped for better fishing this winter. The winter season usually kicks off with a bang as some big rainbows move up river in May. This year saw very few fish move […]

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