Hardy Fin & Fly

February 2014

  • How Bad Can This Weather Get by Chris Ogborne OK so the weather has always been a national preoccupation in Britain. Our island status coupled with our proximity to the Gulf Stream means that we get more variety in our weather patterns than any other European country. Beyond that it seems this winter is likely to re-write some of the record books with phenomenal rainfall and wind speeds. Read More
  • Some Big Boots To Fill by Howard Taylor We consider ourselves very lucky to be the stewards of one of England's most historic Salmon Trout and Sea Trout fisheries situated on the lower reaches of the famous river Test in Hampshire. The fly fishing history at Testwood and Nursling runs as deep as the chalk bedrock from which the river springs. Read More
  • Fly Fishing In Slovenia by Stuart Minnikin We discussed our plans for the next day's fishing over dinner at Tilnik Farm. A few ideas were thrown about but the clincher was when Brett told us that Gregor (his friend and local guide) was free and willing to spend another day with us. We were all so impressed with his professionalism and knowledge on our first day that we voted unanimously in favour of spending another day with him. Read More
  • Wild Trout Trust Auction 2014 by Denise Ashton We discussed our plans for the next day's fishing over dinner at Tilnik Farm. A few ideas were thrown about but the clincher was when Brett told us that Gregor (his friend and local guide) was free and willing to spend another day with us. We were all so impressed with his professionalism and knowledge on our first day that we voted unanimously in favour of spending another day with him. Read More
  • The Grayling Mega Weeks Are Here by John Bailey If we look at a big majority of record lists that concern themselves with very large Grayling then we will all notice that a lot of these fish came in the months of February and March right up to the end of the coarse season on the 14th. The next month is mega time for big Grayling with no doubt whatsoever and there is barely a finer wilder fish that swims in any of our rivers. Read More