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Fly fishing 'presents a challenge of your wits'

Posted 9 July 2010
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Fly fishing 'presents a challenge of your wits'
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Those keen to take up a new hobby may wish to try fly fishing, which has been described as both challenging and fun.

Graham Clark, writing for the Newmarket Journal, visited Blackdyke Trout Fishery in Hockwold and was given fishing equipment to use on the lakes for the day.

He said that his instructor Paul Speed was friendly and helpful and that while he failed to catch anything, casting his fishing rod into the water all afternoon was an enjoyable time.

Mr Speed, an experienced angler and fishery manager, told the newspaper that the sport is becoming increasingly popular, something which could encourage some to invest in fishing tackle and try it for themselves.

"It gives people the chance to pit their wits against the fish, trying to lure them in with something that comes [as] close to their natural food as possible. It is also relatively inexpensive and anyone can take it up," he added.

Another good place to take one's fishing rod is Loch Farr in Scotland, which is especially good for those who want to catch brown trout, the Guardian's Ray Collier said recently.

Posted by Brandon Egley