Ten degrees, windy, rainy, more rain, dank and dismal…….Ohhh, it must be Flaming June !!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸŽ£πŸŸπŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ·σ ¬σ ³σ Ώ

What strange weather over the last ten days or so, with some evenings dipping well into single figures, and daytime weather forecasts really dismal for early June…. It’s been a case of making the most of things, with fishing the smaller, more intimate streams on the...

Mayfly madness, with Danica for dinner !!!! Dun or spinner, both are a winner ……..πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŸπŸŸπŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ·σ ¬σ ³σ Ώ

Wowser, what a week on the streams I’ve had. Just the best sport ever, combined with the immense variety of being fortunate enough to be able to fish so many different streams locally, with some on my Fishing Passport season permit, and others on the Rhayader and Elan...

A Stream ….. Secretive, sassy, sublime, and mine for the day !!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŸπŸŸπŸŸπŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ·σ ¬σ ³σ Ώ

Another busy week for me, with guiding and getting out on some of the wilder streams of the Wye and Usk Foundations Fishing Passport ….. Fortunately, mid week, we had a front come in, with masses of rain, and that Northerly wind…. An odd combination at this time of...

A day of rock, heather and Salmo Trutta !!! Sublime angling at the serene Nant-y-moch reservoir….. A proper red letter day !!!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŸπŸŸπŸŸπŸŸπŸŸπŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ·σ ¬σ ³σ ΏπŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ·σ ¬σ ³σ Ώ

Well, with the warmer weather certainly making fishing fun on the wild streams, particularly late afternoon…. I wanted to give one of the big wild waters a bash. It’s also a bit of a nice change from skulking about in the jungle of a wild stream, and casting your dry...

…… and as the sunset came beneath the evening on a hill, I told you I will always love you, wild stream I always will !!! πŸ˜‰πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŸπŸŸπŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ·σ ¬σ ³σ Ώ

Another superb week in the life of β€œEscape the Mainstream”….. Some serious leg work done, and many miles of exploring carried out, a lot of it of which has been on the secretive wild streams, which are my true love, followed very closely by the wild, heather clad...

A warm South Westerly wind, whipped the resident fish of Craig Goch into a feeding frenzy !!!! A hectic three hours was had on this delightful wild reservoir ….. πŸ˜‰πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŸπŸŸπŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ·σ ¬σ ³σ Ώ

Such strange weather we are having at the moment, it’s a Saturday evening and we are in a deep low, with Storm Kathleen battering the extreme parts of the west of Wales and some other westerly areas of Britain ….. The winds last night in Rhaeadr Gwy were pretty pokey...

With weather that’s wetter than an otters pocket, it’s nice to rely on the big wild waters of the Cwm Elan, early in the Season !!!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŸπŸŸπŸŸπŸŸπŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ·σ ¬σ ³σ Ώ

Well, well, as I’m writing this brief blog, its started raining again, here in Rhayader !!!! …. I was fortunate enough to grab three very sporting hours in the valley this morning, namely one of my early season favourites, Craig Goch reservoir. Wow, she was on fire,...