Well they say a change is a good as a rest.. so I decided to try fly fishing ! Not really ever done it apart from a few times at school and wow it is hard. My lovely wife managed to arrange a gentleman ( Patrick Trotter) in in Maguires Bridge in Northern Ireland to give me some training on the Colebrooke River. If you are in Northern Ireland and want some tuition / guiding for a day he is the man. After 15 mins he had me casting well enough to be able to tackle a small river and boy was it fun. If you want to get in contact drop me a mail and I will pass on your details.
If you are getting jaded with your carp fishing, give it a go. Even the casting is really really hard. I consider myself a competent caster with a lure rod but a fly rod is a complely different kettle of fish.
Oh and by the way, all this rubbish about fly fishing being an elitist sport, well I couldnt have been made to feel more welcome and I even managed to catch a fish on the dry fly as well.
If you want to experinece some of the best wild trout fishing N Ireland has to offer give Packie a call on +44 7821538548 and he will sort you out.