Sunday, 23 May 2010

Cumbria fishing festival.

This week the Cumbria fishing festival has been holding various events from saltwater, river, stillwater and salmon fly fishing.
Myself and good friend Paul proctor were hosting two stillwater events the first on Thursday at Bigland hall trout fishery where 18 anglers had possibly the best weather and fishing conditions of the week.
Anything small and black seemed to be proving most productive and i think everybody had fish.

Farleton view trout fishery was Saturday's venue where myself and Paul were asked to provide a masterclass on stillwater trout fishing.
Aimed at the more experienced angler we went in depth into equipment, leader design and knots, entomology and various casting/fishing techniques, finishing off with some fishing and one to one help and advice.
The festival once again seems to have been a big success and i thank all who were involved in it's organisation.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Diving in sharm el sheikh

Arrived home on the 14th from a fantastic holiday at Sharm el sheikh in Egypt.
Unfortunately there is no fishing allowed on the coral reefs of the red sea,
and this was the biggest reason my partner picked this destination.
Two week's with no fishing, what was i going to do? even the fishing books had been banned.

Fortunately for me the hotel she'd booked has one of the best snorkeling
and diving reefs in Sharm el sheikh,
so every day was spent in the sea, having the chance to observe
some of the fish in there own environment, such as, Barracuda, Giant trevally,
Tuna, Shark's, Grouper's and a mass of other fish that live around
the stunning reefs of the Red sea.

One of the reefs in Ras Mohamed national park.

Our hotel reef in sharks bay.

So after a great holiday all i need to do now is fish. A lot