England

Discussion in 'Trip Reports with Pics' started by South Fork, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. South Fork Active Member

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    Trondheim, Norway
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    A little different than the US, but got to fish the River Test while traveling through London. Very nice river.

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    Trip Insurance has its perks, might as well get some tweeds.

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    The Eye

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    Eats

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    Hopped on the Tube to Waterloo and then it was the Train to Basingstoke...

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    Met up with Dave Martin who guides in England. Leased the beat from Lord Cambridge for the day on the River Test. (Yeah, I will Hop Spot it)

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    7x always makes the day super special.

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    Within a couple casts, I was almost hooked up with this Trophy Swan.

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    This fish seemed to be on too.

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    All Upstream casts, mostly dries, and picky fish, overall a very good time.

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    The weather set in for a bit, had to pull out the tweed hat. Seems like the new fishing hat had built in luck.

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  2. Skysoldier Trout Hunter

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    Lost in the woods.....
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    Nothing short of awesome!
  3. miyawaki Active Member

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    Kent, Washington, USA.
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    Very nice pics. Says it all!

    Leland.
  4. cabezon Sculpin Enterprises

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    Olympia, WA
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    Nicely done. Great pictures. Thank you for sharing.

    Steve
  5. Kenneth Yong Member

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    Rome, Italy
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    Nice! I make the trip to London several times a year, that Orvis shop is almost always a stop since it's practically the closest one to Rome!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Kenneth
  6. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Walla Walla, WA
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    That's a great report, thanks for sharing.
  7. Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    out of state now
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    Great report, the pictures say it all.
  8. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Ansbach, Germany
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    Nice Brownies, I plan on heading to England when I get back to Germany.
  9. Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    Seattle, WA
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    Great pics! They really tell the story of classic British trout streams.
    D
  10. Robert Engleheart Robert

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    Lemoore, CA
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    I've a invitation through a family connection to fish the Nadder, a tributary of the River Avon, about 30 miles west of the Test. Seen both, albeit without rod or rights and there are some impressive trout in those little chalkstreams. As you said, very selective fish; what was the fly you were successful with? Nice report, thanks for posting
  11. Jordan Simpson Active Member

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    Tsawwassen, BC
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    If you don't mind, how much does it cost to fish the streams there? I've always wondered...
  12. Steve Call Active Member

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    Wetside, WA
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    thanks for sharing. Awesome photos.
  13. Patagonguy Active Member

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    Argentina
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    Classic and beautiful fish and scenery!
  14. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    nice report. my boss is english and has like 25 different forms of your new hat.
  15. Josh Stroud Active Member

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    WA
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    Beautiful pictures and fish.