Christmas is Coming

A fine Christmas present – for Llyn Guides Readers!

The Editor has very kindly indicated a further discounted price for Llyn Guide Readers for which we are grateful. Many Thanks Mark.
If you quote “Llyn Guides” then the inclusive price to you will be £23 per copy, to the UK. For Europe the price will be £29:50 and Rest of the World £34:75
It is a great book and one Haynes Manual which does not see you getting oily fingers!


As the Pandemic continues and England has re-entered Lockdown, I asked Shaun Leonard, Director of the Wild trout Trust, how the recent upsurge in the virus has affected the WTT? Shaun tells me “

“WTT went into the spring of 2020 with lots and lots of work, brought abruptly to a halt by Covid. Unable to get out to do their work, most of our staff were furloughed, returning as soon as possible in the early summer. We’re now all long-since back and running like mad to catch up, with river improvement projects from Cumbria to Kent. A raft of work in Ireland remains still undone in a country impossible to reach from mainland Britain, for now. In Wales, we continue to sit on the Wales Fisheries Forum, joined forces with S&TC Cymru in challenging Welsh Government over its regulation of pollution and continue to offer advice from afar to fishing clubs and associations. You can get a flavour of what WTT’s about from its website,; the Trust’s annual journal is a good read, available as an e-book at
As most anglers will know, the WTT is one of our smaller charities and relies heavily on the monies raised from the annual WTT Auction, held in March. If you are able to offer an auction lot, large or small, to help, then Bruno Vincent the WTT Fund Raiser would welcome hearing from you at If I may quote another establishment “Every little helps”
It is a great cause, and I can speak from personal experience when I say, you will not regret it and will no doubt make new friends, as I have done.


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You could be forgiven for thinking that, in the 21st century, the days of open sewage systems were long gone. The Guardian newspaper carried an intriguing story on the 6th of November. The main content pointed out that various water companies in England and Wales “discharged raw sewage into bathing water beaches almost 3000 times in the past year, polluting the environment and risking public heath….”
This follows a study by Surfers Against Sewage. The group suggests that many people are ill, which follows the failure of the water companies to advise that the practice was going to take place. The newspaper article can be viewed here.


The material does not simply appear on the beaches – it has to get there! One must wonder what the affect are on the environment and our fish in particular, as it makes its journey?

Of particular concern is the list of the 10 “beaches” with most recorded discharges. I say this as the Welsh Dee appears as the sixth in line, courtesy of Welsh Water.


One of my shooting pals has a couple of puppies for sale in mid-December. The information he has provided is as follows:
They are German Wirehaired Pointer Pups - Two dogs available.
Both parents are working dogs, the mother is used for rough shooting, deer stalking and beating. The sire is Troldelundens Rollo (Thomas) owned by Rory Major at Bryantscroft Gundogs, see link for info.

The pups are vWD clear, have been legally docked and will be KC registered, microchipped, wormed etc before they leave for their new homes on 19th Dec. These pups will make fantastic friendly family pets or equally keen working gundogs.

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I know the mother of these pups and have seen her working.
Should either of these pups be of interest please contact myself in the first instance at