Recent years have seen difficult conditions for the fly angler what with the dry, droughty conditions of 2011 which stayed with us right up until late April of 2012 and were then followed by the unprecedented wet summer of 2012. … Continue reading →
Hi Frank, thanks again for such a great day mate I’m itching to get back maybe Sunday.Craig Thornburn
I got a lot out of the session and will be putting it all into practice soon – just booked my next visit to the Usk via WUF. I think you’ve got exactly the right approach for building confidence and imparting knowledge with newcomers to river fishing. I’m glad I made the investment in a day’s guiding & tuition, it has carried me a long way forward in a very short space of time.Simon
Thanks for a thoroughly enjoyable days fishing, topped off by some great fish. I learnt so much and looking forward to putting it into practice again on the Usk. Might be tempted to try the Cannop Brook also as a little closer to home.
Thanks for the photo’s.Jamie Dobbs
Hi Frank. Many thanks for Saturday, it was an excellent day and a very decent result; my best brownie so far. I look forward to seeing the photos; let me know what you thought of the upper stretch.
Bob Brookes via emailBob Brookes , upper usk fishing
Hi Frank thank you for my lesson yesterday I had a great day and the fish tasted good as well. I am looking forward to going again. (beginners lesson at Woolaston Court)
Jason BishopJason Bishop via SMS
People often call themselves experts, when sometimes they just aren’t. Frank is a TRUE expert. Not only does that man know the River Usk and Wye like the back of his hand – the man thinks like a fish! He is a passionate fisherman that lives and breathes the sport. Frank is talented at finding fish but more importantly he knows how to guide. He knows when to step back (when you cast the 3rd fly into the bush behind you), he knows when to offer advice, he knows when to step in and importantly,…Adam Stafford via Email
You may remember that you looked after our fishing group, staying at Caer Beris Manor, last year in early June, the “Old Trouts” – Michael, Howard, Ralph, John, Brian and Mike.
We enjoyed the location and your services so much that I am trying to organise for us to return this year rather than go somewhere else.
RalphRalph, "Old Trouts FFC"
Many thanks for an excellent weekend of fly fishing at the Gliffaes. I really learned a lot from your instructions, and would also like to thank you personally for your patience in sticking with me during the Sunday morning… and changing the fly weights until I eventually caught a fish.
As you said at the time – you will always remember your first – and I will certainly never forget that splendid trout!
It was also excellent that you were able to take a few photos – it wa…Andy Parrot
Well done chum! Well done chum!I give a lot of stick to fishermen on YouTube , who dont know what they’re doing, but that was brilliant-fish returned quickly, even though it was perfect eating size!- ie. put back big hen fish Please watch all young would-be fishermen-great example of how to fish and treat fish.Rierie via Youtube Channel
Many thanks for a great day’s fishing. I learnt more on Saturday than I have watching lots of videos and reading lots of books. Fishing those turbulent pots and runs was the first lesson. I would have passed these over after a cast or two and thought them impossible to fish. The French nymphing technique is something else! It looked so easy when you fished it, but lots more to learn as I discovered on the Sunday. I caught one nice fish about a pound and then lost a belter in a heavy …Steve Percy via email