Beating the elements and cheating the chill

When I started fishing forty odd years ago fishing garments tended to consist of old clothes and at best outfits bought from the nearest Army Surplus store. Times have fortunately changed and angling clothing has come on a long way with specialist weather resistant clothing available that is both functional and smart. A couple of years ago my good friend Kevin Legge introduced me to a local North Devon company based in Braunton that provides bespoke clothing for use in demanding environments. Reed Chillcheater Ltd specialise in garments for use in water sports such as kayaking. Kevin’s logic was that ...
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A poem for the changing year

SEASONS Early days a season long, Yellow flowers, April showers, Silver salmon, Spotted trout, A line cast in frequent hope, Skies of blue with summer sun, Early dawns and evening shade, Sea trout leaping in the night, Refreshing rain, Summer spate, Silver tourists on their way, Fading season, Shorter days and mellow fruits, Salmon flanks with autumn hues, Through the season flows the stream, Ebbing flowing drifting by, The season’s come the seasons go, All I caught was a fleeting glimpse ...
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Angling Trust Wyvern Region Fisheries and Conservation Report

Angling Trust Wyvern Region Fisheries and Conservation Report by David Rowe. The report has been compiled from information obtained where I have a personal involvement and from the various information issued by DEFRA, the Devon & Severn IFCA and the Angling Trust Devon & Severn IFCA: - The Netting Byelaw Review has been completed and the proposed Byelaw is now in the hands of DEFRA and the Minister for a final decision. The time this part of the process has taken is unacceptable and to date, over nine months has passed between the submission of the completed review and a ...
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Contemplating days

The shortest day has been and gone and we have that interlude before the New Year gets underway; though nature has already turned the corner ahead of mans timelines. The last few days have seen benign weather; mild and damp with misty days. This passing of the year can be a time for contemplation and I often cast my mind back to winters of the past and in particular days and nights spent beside the water. My own fishing at this time of year has tended to be spent upon the shoreline-seeking specimens from the rocks as I have done ...
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