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Charles and Alex Jardine will be hosting a trip to Laxardal, Iceland in July 2013. This destination should be on every trout fishers bucket list and what better way to tick it off than head out and experience it with the fanatical trout fishing father son duo. They will be on hand to offer knowledge and advice while you experience some of the world’s best dry fly fishing for huge prehistoric looking brown trout. The cost is from £1,670 excluding flights.
Accommodation is on a single room basis with shared guide.

Trip date options:
8th July      to       12th July 2013
11th July     to      15th July 2013
8th July      to       15th July 2013

If you would like more information email Alex on [email protected] or call +44 (0)1980 847389


You could argue that Thames Water’s Farmoor reservoir complex is not the most attractive fishery in southern England.   There are two reservoirs to choose from Farmoor 1 and Farmoor 2 .  Farmoor 1 is a catch and release fishery – a huge bag of fish is often possible on this fishery and the average size is good. I have never fished 1 from a boat and generally fish from the bank at medium range with buzzers. I decided to fish Farmoor 2 from a boat on this occasion – the weather forecast was for light winds and mild temperatures. I also needed a few fish for the table.  Hopefully, the fish would be up in the water and there would be a chance of some action on dries and buzzers. Both 1 and 2 are concrete bowls and although this sounds grim the reality is that the concrete surround has weathered into the landscape and the Farmoors are a good place to be in the right conditions. I have never been disappointed with the quality of the fishing.