My Mum, My Hero – A beautiful video of our Ambassador Marina Gibson Fishing and her mum salmon fishing in Iceland!
Great pleasure can be had just sitting by the river and just watching. It is hugely therapeutic just to relax, sit quietly and observe in detail what is going on around you. The very best anglers are those who have the ability to really see.
On Tuesday 21st August, we were delighted to host a day on our Timsbury beat for six fantastic fly fishing enthusiasts. Graham and Warren Chegwidden, David and Clare Rozzell and Peter and Ashley Cook, all of whom were the lucky winners of our Father’s Day Facebook competition ‘Win a Day on the Beat for Dad’ back in June.
Photo by Richard Banbury
The long hot summer has made fishing difficult on our beats but most evenings, under the trees, fish could be found quietly sipping something off the surface. With little sign of any significant up-wing or caddis fly hatches , what was it that the fish were eating? Anglers were trying the normal staples like CDC olives, spinner patterns and sedges and the fish were ignoring them.
On Thursday 9th August, we enjoyed a day of fly fishing at our Timsbury beat and were joined by a range of special guests, including Orvis Ambassador Marina Gibson @marinagibsonfishing, Nick Parker @hampshireriverkeeper, Phil Parker @redneckriverkeeper, Rob Thompson @hampshire.bass.nut, Oscar Boatfield and Nell Wharton from @boatonflyfishers, directors of CHALK Bedrock of Flyfishing, Leo and Chris from @chalkstreamfly, Nick Weston from game and cookery school @huntergathercook and Dannielle Norman, blogger and founder of @getoutgirluk.
IT’S COMPETITION TIME!
We’re delighted to be giving away a pair of Day Tickets to the Game Fair! For your chance to win, simply leave a comment on this post with the word WIN.
Take a look behind the scenes with Orvis Ambassador Marina Gibson as she pays our Head Office a visit to learn all about our rod repairs process.
From everyone at Orvis, here’s wishing all the dad’s out there a Happy Father’s Day. In this video, Orvis’s Charley Perkins offers a tribute to his grandfather, Leigh Perkins, who still spends 300 days a year on the water and in the field and shows no signs of slowing down.
Sue lit up as she cast a bit of red fluff out over the water. I first met Sue and her husband Phil on a snowy day in March. They had both always wanted to try fly fishing and the Orvis Free Learn to Fly Fish programme was the perfect opportunity.