Italian adventure

First, many apologies for not updating my blog recently.

No excuses, but I have just been away running Lexus Heats and practicing for the World Championships in Italy before the organisers close the venues.
What a place Bolzano is!  Wonderful scenery and fantastic hospitality.
Our guide is top Italian International angler Edgardo Dona - a long-time friend from many World Championships.

Edy runs his own tackle business in Italy and is a phenomenal angler.
We fished 3 rivers and looked at the lake venue - Lago de Brais - which was still covered in ice as it nestles some 1800 feet up in the Dolomite Mountains!

Team Manager Ian Greenwood and I spent our trip catching brown trout, marble trout, rainbows and grayling.
Obviously, I cannot divulge our methods at this stage, but I can say that we are very much looking forward to the World Championships later in the year in late August/early September.

Chew still on top form.

I was on Chew today and still it is producing masses of fish - mainly on nymphs and some even on dries.  The buzzer hatches are getting better and better as April moves on - the only thing that might call a halt to all this activity is a spell of colder weather.  Sun and wind today did nothing to dampen the trouts' appetites, with fish even rising at times whenever the wind dropped - despite the sunshine!

I am off to Rutland early in the morning for an England Team Press day organised by major sponsors Hardy & Greys, then back the same night to run 2 days of Lexus Individual Heats on Chew Valley for Friday and Saturday.

Still some places available for the Chew lexus Heats on 29th and 30th April - just drop me an email to reserve a place.


Lago de Brais
Nice Grayling

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