You are going to Venezuela? Really? I didn’t think it was very safe down there?
These and many other questions were posed to me in the run up to a return trip to Los Roques and whilst I was more than confident in the operation and was looking forward to the trip, I had no idea just how good it was going to be.
The West Ranga is the most prolific river in Iceland – sounds straightforward when you read it but it is when conditions are at their toughest that this fact really comes into its own.
Having just recently returned from a two week visit to Iceland where I visited seven different rivers, I can report that the water levels were good on the west coast after a winter of plentiful snow and a cool and wet summer. It was somewhat of a relief to have left the UK in scorching temperatures and to arrive in Iceland where the temperatures were 14C and overcast. Ideal fishing weather of course!
The Countryside Alliance Foundation is running the Ultimate Fly Fishing Draw to raise funds for their charity, Fishing for Schools.
Fishing for Schools is one of the few projects which goes into schools to help disadvantaged children develop their confidence, education and skills through fishing.
The website to buy tickets is https://www.raffleplayer.com/theultimateflyfishingdraw/play
Previously known as the Anglers Conservation Association, Fish Legal is a non-profit organisation that uses the law to protect the water environment, taking action against polluters and regulators that fail to live up to their responsibility.
Do take a look at the new Fish Legal film below.
With recent events we have taken the decision not to run our 2022 season on both the Varzuga and Yokanga in Russia.
This is of course a blow to all of our clients but also to our great friends and partners in Russia who have no influence on worldwide politics.
We can only hope that things change and we can be on the river in 2023 - it has been far too long since we were there and we look forward to a long overdue reunion.
Thanks to Philip Donetti for your kind words about your trip to La Villa Maria Behety.
It was so good to be back on the Rio Grande after two years. I managed 29 fish, six of which were in the ‘book’ - 15lbs or more. The elusive No Blank Club, where you need to catch a fish in every session, eluded me by one zone which produced a 2lb sea trout. Only fish of 3lb or more are counted!
Well it was another great week at La Villa Maria Behety for our team of Roxtons clients with three of the six rods catching more than 30 seatrout each. The final tally was 130 for the week with an average weight of 9lbs. 20 were over the 15lb mark and there were 2 over 20lbs with the largest weighing in at 24lbs.
The season is progressing well on the Rio Grande and the river is now filling up with sea trout! 128 sea trout were landed to the six rods at La Villa Maria Behety with an impressive average weight of 9.3lbs. 25 were over the 15lb mark and there were 2 over 20lbs.