New Guided Trip Dates Available

Guided Trip Days

Due to a cancellation, the following dates are now available for guided trips. If you’re interested in experiencing a new water or enhancing your skills, simply get in touch. (more…)

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David Collins’ Grannom Emerger


I love this time of year (and caddis)! Instead of the usual generic nymphs of winter, we finally get to target specific invertebrates, and one of the first is…yup…a caddis pattern; the Grannom. The first major hatch of the trout season, we see these invertebrates breaking surface and swirling in clouds around mid-April. 2014 was a […]

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Iron Blues…


With the Grannom now coming to an end in South Wales, I’m thinking forward towards the next few major invertebrate hatches. Granted, we don’t tend to get a major hatch of Iron Blues in South Wales (not like ‘them thar good ol’ days’), but I do enjoy tying them. Below are a couple of quick shots […]

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Happy New Year 20% Discount!


Happy New Year folks! As a special thank you to all my current and future customers, a 20% discount on all orders will be available from tomorrow, the 1st of January 2015. Simply visit and enter the coupon code HAPPYNEWYEAR in the Shopping Cart once you’ve finished adding items to your order; the discount will then be […]

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Czech Nymphs: True Heavy Metal

 Brown Czech Nymph with Hotspot (center), tied on the Partridge Patriot Czech Nymph (CZ, SHR)

Since the Trout Season ended here in South Wales on October 3rd, many anglers are now turning to the grayling for their winter sport. As such, it was Liam and I’s first proper grayling outing today, so we hit the home water with a variety of success. A shorter day than usual, but as we […]

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BFFI 2015 – Tickets Now on Sale!

Folks, this is without a doubt, THE biggest and best fly tying show on mainland UK, and should NOT be missed! With over 50 individual exhibitors including quality tackle, fishing holidays, organisations, bring and buy tackle stand, and the largest selection of fly tying materials at any UK show. The famous International Fly Tying Rows with […]

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Fly Fest 2014

Following the great success of the UK’s first ever fly fishing film festival, Fly Fest, a full report on the event can be read via my article on the Partridge website. To read in full, simply click here.

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Happy New Year! 10% Discount On All Orders Until Jan 31st

Happy New Year folks! As we move closer to the new trout season, why not get those fly boxes restocked with a great range of flies available from The Fly Shop? As a New Year’s gift, all orders placed up to January 31st will receive a 10% discount; simply use the coupon code happy2014 when you get to […]

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The New Fly Shop Goes Live!

I am delighted to announce the launch of the brand new Fly Shop, offering a more streamlined ordering experience through a fully automated shopping cart facility, and which ties in seamlessly to PayPal (bank transfer and cheque payment options are still available). The new platform enables clients to select more defined fly specifications, and you […]

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Gwent Angling Society – Summer Casting Clinics 2012

I’m happy to announce that the Gwent Angling Society Casting Clinics will once again be taking place at Ty Mawr, River Usk (near Abergavenny) every Monday evening 6pm-8pm, and will continue for around 8 weeks or so. The cost for each clinic will be just £10.00. If you are interested in attending, please register your […]

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