A couple of Grilse on Gledfield beat


I fished three short spells on Gledfield beat Monday Tuesday and Wednesday and managed a couple of Grilse at 6lbs & 3lbs From Raven and Little falls pools

“Big Patrick”


I was contacted on 9th August by Paul Norman and Jonny Flower two good pals who come up and fish Cornhill in the Spring, they e mailed to let me know Patrick Joynson had passed away the previous day I am really really sorry to hear about Patrick he has put up with so much, and i remember how he struggled with his pain and mobility to get to the river for a couple of hours fishing.  In the short time i knew him and the instances i met him on the river his outlook was nothing short of incredible. I was genuinely delighted to help get him into his salmon in the Clump pool at Cornhill and i remember the morning well and how absolutely delighted Patrick was, and i was reminded  of this when i looked at the photo again as anyone can see in the photo his sheer delight. He was a lovely big guy, big in stature and even bigger in personality someone i would always have enjoyed the company of on the riverbank. I am sure he will be sadly missed by you guys  his mates and all who knew him. Thoughts and best wishes to his wife and young family.

News August 9th


                                                 River Langa Iceland

I had an e mail from friend David Theaker who is just back from the River Langa in Iceland David said the river was low and hot, up to 20 degrees one afternoon and that obviously had a detrimental  effect on the fishing and put catch numbers down, but accelerated the anticipation ! David said as always the Icelanders looked after us very well and the lodge echoed with laughter and singing.

                                                   Allan back fishing again   

I did not wet a line for almost six weeks i was busy painting the outside of our house so it was a big job and was held up and took a little longer than i was hoping with the changeable unpredictable weather. Immediately beforehand I was delighted with the fantastic bit of sport i had back over the last couple of days of May and for the next 14 fishing days when i landed 27 salmon.  I got back into the swing of things by fishing an evening on the Gledfield  beat on August 1st and landing a 4lb Grilse in the Oystercatcher pool.