I was delighted that the Inari-Saariselka Tourism office in Finnish Lapland wanted to use my local salmon fishing story in their official tourism magazine. It starts on page 24 (Salmon Fishing By The Light of the Midnight Sun) but it is worth flicking through all the magazine to see what a visit to Finnish Lapland might have in store for you! I can highly recommend it and I will be going back as soon as I can for more fishing and wilderness adventures.
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Fly fishing my way around the beautiful Inari-Saariselka area of Finnish Lapland under the midnight sun with Ville Kaipennen of Lapland Safaris looking for Atlantic salmon - Santa central come the wintertime, and its close Norwegian neighbour of Finnmark.
In a county better known for the copper mining history of the Lake District, it was in fact the stunning golden-bellied brown trout of the wild Cumbrian rivers that had drawn me north from my home in Sussex in early May. I stayed at the wonderful Hole House Cottage courtesy of The Coppermines & Lakes Cottages and spent 2 days on the rivers with Paul Procter, fly fishing for large and superbly marked brown trout...
The 2016 Azores Airlines Big Game Fishing Tournament drew in teams from both sides of the Atlantic to these idyllic islands and the weather was much better than my last visit 2 years ago. Being on the winning boat meant I got to see and photograph the winning blue marlin for my article published in Saltwater Boat Angling magazine.
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Last week I was delighted to be back in Ponta Delgada on beautiful Sao Miguel island in the Azores for the Azores Airlines 2016 Big Game Fishing Tournament ...
Paul Sharman heads to Florida with his fly rod in his case in the March 2016 issue of Eat-Sleep-Fish magazine.
The Boca Grande Pass from the Gulf of Mexico into the protected waters of Charlotte Harbour beyond at Boca Grande in south west Florida is famous amongst specimen tarpon hunters. Triple digit fish arrive in the high season which peaks around June, feeding on crabs and baitfish being washed out of the bay. During this time the pass can become like a parking lot with dozens and dozens of drifting boats hoping to hook their anglers into a fish. While you could try a fly on quieter days it is really a bait fishery best suited to heavy gear in the strong currents. Save the fly fishing for hunting along the beaches for pods of fish and inside Charlotte Harbour itself. As much as I love tarpon, it is the other species that live in the bays, channels and flats of Charlotte Harbour and Pine Island Sound to the south that really get me excited and none more so than the bull of the flats, the redfish.
FlyMage Magazine #26 - February 2016 issue is available to view free online. This issue includes my own feature story and photos from a very successful first visit to Eagle Brae near Beauly in the beautiful Scottish highlands last September fishing for salmon and pike.
Great hosts, wonderful luxury log cabin accommodation and some spectacular fishing on two local rivers - what more can you ask for!?
Full contact details are included at the end of the feature.
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This very nice specimen barramundi I caught on the fly in Thailand back in May 2015 made the news section of the August/September edition of top French destination fishing magazine Voyages de Peche who I write for occasionally.
I book my fishing in Thailand through my good friend and expert angler Francois Helias who operates the very well-known Fishing Adventures Thailand - tell him I sent you!