Upstream Part 9

Upstream Part 9

A six month season seems like a reasonable span, stretching from around Easter to the end of September, but it just whistled past, and as the days get shorter and autumn turns to winter, one is immediately thinking about  next Spring. Having well-defined seasons is one of the joys of...

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From The Riverbank: Part 7

From The Riverbank: Part 7

Although there are now few UK rivers, certainly less than 15%, for which the flow regime can be considered natural, the rivers and streams have basically followed the same course since the last Ice Age, around 12,000 years ago. The need to drain land, to protect it from flooding, to...

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From the Riverbank. Part 6

From the Riverbank. Part 6

By Don Grant   Everything was perfect for a day’s fishing. It was warm without being too hot; there was some wispy ‘cirrostratus’ to take the edge off the summer sun; the water was, if not gin-clear, certainly ginger beer clear; there were some mayfly coming off the water virtually...

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From the Riverbank

From the Riverbank

Three of my most treasured joys all came together one glorious summer‘s day in June, with the sun splattering through the beech trees and dancing on the bonnet of the little Morris convertible as we drove from the cottage in Sussex down to a riverbank, some 40 miles away. With...

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