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Upstream nymphing
Upstream nymphing transformed my fishing. When I first started out, I was so overwhelmed by all the different fly-fishing techniques out there. I spent hours using the wrong methods,...
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James with a brown trout caught from the upper wye
Early Season River Trout Fly Fishing
The river trout fly fishing season in Wales begins on March 3rd. If you’re anything like me, you will have been counting down the days with excitement and anticipation, itching to cast...
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March Brown Trout fly
Match the hatch
Matching the hatch is the process of matching an imitation fly to the natural flies the fish are feeding on. And frankly, insect identification and fly selection can be confusing to...
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Grayling caught from the river wye, wales.
How to catch grayling
Grayling Fly fishing in Wales provides great sport during the winter months when the Trout season is closed. And yes, river fishing can be daunting at the best of times, and especially...
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About me

I’m James, and my fly fishing journey began 12 years ago in the rugged landscape of mid-Wales, I would spend hours exploring waters such as the river Wye, Usk and upland lakes in pursuit of wild brown trout and grayling.

Navigating the world of fishing as a self-taught angler presented its challenges. Driven by my own experiences, I’ve created this website as an educational platform to share my knowledge and help anglers improve their fishing.

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I am fortunate to have started my career fly fishing in Wales. The country is criss-crossed with hundreds of miles of rivers and dotted with an abundance of wild lakes. Most support healthy populations of wild brown trout, and many rivers also hold grayling. The Welsh rivers I fish, such as the Wye, Usk, Irthon, Ithon and Elan, produce fish in prolific numbers and to specimen sizes each year. 

From high-altitude pocket water fishing to dry fly fishing in glassy glides, Wales has fly fishing to suit all tastes. With variety comes choice; no matter the weather conditions, it is normally always possible to find somewhere fishable in Wales. When rivers are in spate, the search for fishable water can take you to the headwaters of mighty Welsh rivers such as the Wye. This is where you can find some of the best and most undiscovered fly fishing for wild brown trout.

It is this variety in fishing that has developed my fly-fishing knowledge over the years. I hope you enjoy reading the articles on the site, and they encourage you to discover the joy of fly fishing in wild places.

James holding a large brown trout caught from the upper river wye