Where to fish, Derbyshire

Peak Passport. Access arranged by the Trent Rivers Trust to some interesting river fishing in the Peak district. Excellent for all but a major advance for the visiting angler.

The Renowned Peacock water on the Wye.

Cressbrook and Litton, day ticket water on the Wye in Monsal Dale.

Information on Derbyshire rivers.


Leen Huisman is a Dutch Rod and reel maker, his reel creations are for those people who are looking for something really special.

Snake brand excellent snake guides and now more.....

Perfection Angling

A new website by an avid centrepin angler. Newly developed Centrepin designs made by Garry Mills.

Garry Mills is a well known reel maker and restorer particularly centrepins, he is now making hand built fly reels.

The Bamboo Broker, hand selected Tonkin cane. This website will be found to be of interest to all who look for quality in cane rods.

Golden Witch, suppliers in the USA of a wide range of materials.

Hopkins and Holloway, Britains long established supplier, particularly guides.

Guides n Blanks, a very useful resource for the uk rodbuilder. A part of Hopkins and Holloway, offering a good selection of components.

REC in the USA, some of the best reel seats in the world.


Places of interest for anglers.

The Rodmakers site. All you ever wanted to know about the trials and tribulations of bamboo rodmaking but were afraid to ask.

As well as being a great resource for makers whether amateur or professional this site is a good place to look for your next taper.

Powerfibers. This is an online magazine for rodmakers with lots of interesting articles from practicing makers across the world.

Some notes on chalk streams

The wild trout trust is dedicated to the conservation of wild trout in this country. An excellent site well worth a visit.

Go Fishing, the web portal to all things angling

Chosing cane article

Of general interest with some words on rod materials

Richard Barrett's blog. A good read to see what river fishing is all about.

Torbjorns Blog, some great pictures

Bob Milward, "Fact Fiction and Fly Rods".For those who wish to get more under the skin of Bamboo rod making I commend Bob's research that offers a considered perspective on many aspects frequently only covered by conjecture and personal opinion. An interesting read for those with a technical disposition.

TLT homepage. Information on the Italian style by Roberto Pragliola

An ardent wild brown trout angler offers some interesting and entertaining insights.

George Lockharts blogspot, traditional angling and float making.

The Rodmakers story

This short documentary showing me and where I work gives a bit of background that you may find interesting.

Interesting link for Yorkshire. From Andrew Collier.

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