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Members are invited to send in any articles about fishing trips/holidays or venues that they have enjoyed. Information about fishing venues can be of help and interest to other members so it  doesn’t matter whether  it is somewhere local or across the other side of the world, share it. Any photographs add to the enjoyment and are welcome.



Submittted by Peter Oldham.

No 5lb Rainbows Here! …The River Dane 

The River Dane originates on the western slopes of the Pennines, springing from
numerous underground waterways and aquifers together with run-off from the hills.

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Submittted by Steve Middleton.

Memories of the annual Pilgrimage Match

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Submittted by Graham Williams.


Fishing the Discovery Passage between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia


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Submitted by John Reynolds.

Wild Trout in Cambridge

River Granta trout - John Reynolds

Invicta member John Reynolds has been fishing using the Tenkara method for three or four seasons and shows that he has perfected his this style of fly fishing  by being rewarded with a fine wild brownie.

The fish was  taken on a ‘daddy’ just a short distance from the Cambridge city centre.





Submitted by John Caldwell.

One for the List

Driffield BeckI recently made the trip to East Yorkshire to fish the Mulberry Whin beat of Driffield West Beck which has been described as one of the finest stretches of Chalkstream fishing in the UK

Andrew Dixon and family own the fishing which is

Nice Brown caught by John

Nice Brown caught by John

single upstream dry fly or nymph, barbless or debarbed hooks maximum size 12. The Yorkshire chalkstream has brown trout, grayling and the occasional rainbow (you are asked to remove any rainbows caught). There is B&B accommodation at the farmhouse for a price.

The river is delightful and you may see kingfishers, otters and water voles if you are lucky, Canada geese and cormorants if you’re not. There is a maximum of four rods per day and this time of year a day rod costs £60.00 (range £50 to £70 depending on season). Winter Grayling fishing from 1st October costs from £20 to £30.

I had two nice brownies on a day which was torrential rain when they left Lincoln but sunny by lunchtime.