[Editor’s note: Here’s a classic story, written by Phil Monahan about a 2004 journey to New Zealand’s North Island, with, his friend Sandy Hays and another more famous angler.] As the thirty-six-foot Top Cat plowed through the mounting whitecaps in the middle of the lake and sheeting rain lashed at the windows of the cabin, I found […]
The Orvis Kimbridge beat, known as the ‘Ginger Beer’ beat is a world-renowned destination amongst anglers. The River Test is the pre-eminent chalk stream and generally regarded as the birth place of modern fly-fishing. Close to the start of the season, as part of the 50/50 On the Water Campaign we held a day for […]
Earlier this week we welcomed Nick Weston and his team to our Kimbridge beat, on the River Test, to announce the launch of our new collaboration; a Catch & Cook experience package as well as promoting Nick’s new cookbook “Adventures in Wild Food” that is available to purchase later this month. Despite the bad weathers […]
This time last week we were one day into the London Fly Fishing Fair (LFFF), alongside lots of brands such as Hardy, Guide, Costa, and Patagonia. There were also lots of great destination fishing venues with stands, as well as UK based stillwaters and river communities. Although Orvis and Fin & Game were two of […]
We are delighted to establish a recycling partnership with the Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme (ANLRS). This scheme is the first of its kind in the United Kingdom and has identified a sustainable route for fishing line to be recycled. The non-profit, voluntary scheme was founded and launched in 2018 by the Local Independent Sea […]
Earlier this week Claire Zambuni was interviewed by Matthew Wright and the team on Talk Radio about the Orvis #5050onthewater scheme that encourages women to try fly fishing. We want to make it easier for women to get into this typically male dominated sport as this can often leave women to feel unwelcome on the […]
This year, over a quarter of us will experience a mental health problem or condition of some kind, which is an astonishing figure. However, it has been discovered that Fly fishing is extremely good for your mental health and well-being, but how is that? I have fished the fly for over 30 years, the realisation […]
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.