Best vintage fly tying books. Daniel's Rural Sports

The best vinatge fly tying books are not tomes that need to be dragged down from dusty shelves. These books may have been published in 1800 but are free to…

Beaver reintroduction. Could it spell disaster for our river?

Beaver reintroduction, like many schemes to reintroduce species, is a complicated subject. Species reintroduction has a significant element of ‘letting the genie out of the bottle’. Once decisions have been…

Catching a salmon on your own fly? Definitely on the fishing bucket list.

Megan Boyd became famous in her lifetime as a tyer of the most beautiful and effective salmon flies. She died at a nursing home in Golspie in 2001 but was…

Video: Spearfishing in Cornwall

Spearfishing is an unusual yet traditional way of catching one’s supper. The equipment might be modern, but the experience of hunting for the pot is ancient. Be inspired and try…

It seems that, every year, the boundaries of fly-fishing are being pushed back around the world. It may sound slightly daft to compare fly-fishing with, say, off-piste skiing, but it…