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Lady Luck smiles down on the Kimbridge beat

There are few writers who can align fishing with gambling, but Theo Pike’s talents don’t just lie on the riverbank. Having penned a number of successful books on fly-fishing and the environment, including Trout in Dirty Places: 50 rivers to fly-fish for trout and grayling in the UK’s town and city centres and Pocket Guide to Balsam Bashing – and […]

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Come Rain or Shine

Standing under the thatched roof of the Orvis fishing hut, we watched as the heavens opened and the biblical rain poured. Down on the Kimbridge beat on the River Test, we stood there wondering if our guests would take one look out of their window and climb back into the safety of bed or, worse, […]

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Graceful Grayling on the River Test

Tucked away in Hampshire lies Orvis’ pristine Kimbridge beat. From April onwards, this stretch of the River Test is abundant with keen fishermen and women, ready with their rods to snare a prized trout from the renowned chalkstream. However, back in December it was an entirely different scene.  On a somewhat mild winter morning all […]

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