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Fly Fishing in Eastern Europe

Eastern EuropeEastern Europe contains rivers and lakes framed by mountain ranges, forests and an abundance of wildlife – from Russia’s Two Yurt River through to the mountain streams of Bulgaria. To help we’ve cast our way through some of our favourite destinations for fly fishing and detailed them below.Russia - The Kamchatka PeninsulaYou’ll find the Kamchatka Peninsula on the far East of Russia’s coastline stabbing outwards from Siberia and into the Bering Sea. Some 12,000 rivers and lakes criss-cross through the wilderness - some shrouded by vast flora, while others sit in the shadow of volcanoes (the UNESCO listed Kamchatka volcanoes no less). The lands here have barely been touched by man; natural canyons fall deep into rich blue rivers...

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Fly Fishing in Afghanistan

Fishing is a surprisingly popular sport in Afghanistan. Surprising, particularly, given that most of the country is desert. Not only is it a popular sport but it's a popular food and you can find it in most street markets. I bought the one below from a bloke in the street but it had actually come from a river across the border in Waziristan. It tasted about as good as it looked and I was expecting it to spend the next few days glued to the pan. It turned out to be OK.   Whilst I was in Afghanistan I visited two places which were popular with fishermen; the Panshir valley and Band-e-amir. I didn't catch anything in either, but they...

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Fly Fishing and Camping - Sandwood Bay Scotland - July 2013

  You might not have heard of Sandwood bay. And there is no reason why you would, it's in the middle of nowhere. 5 miles south of Cape Wrath in Scotland and an 8 mile walk from the nearest road. It's a 6 hour drive north from Glasgow or Edinburgh before you even start the walk. It is better to go up the night before, stay in a hostel and set off in the morning. There is no accommodation or amenities of any kind once you get to the beach. It's wild, it's rugged and it's brilliant. But it's quite a hoof carrying your tent, enough food for the trip, stuff for surfing and, of course, fishing. The route starts from Blairmore...

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Fly Fishing, Maldives, Kurumba Island - November 2014

The Maldives is a great place for saltwater fly-fishing. A wide selection of remote islands, shallow fish filled waters and guides to take you. None of this was for me, however, as my wife doesn't like me to leave her for hours on end. In this instance I guess it was forgivable as It was our honeymoon. And she was pregnant. But it is possible to combine a relaxing holiday with a bit of fishing. By day we would sit on our loungers and read but once it was dark and she was off to bed I would get my rod and fish from the beach outside our bungalow. That's her below, in her favourite place, parked on a lounger. The Maldives are...

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