Mountain Gorillas of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda

I had seen the films, knew of Idi Amin, and recollect the atrocities, but that was about as much as I had focused on Uganda until the opportunity came to go and see the gorillas of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the south-west of the country. Seeing and being in Uganda was a hugely pleasant surprise. Seeing the gorillas was …

Video – Partridge shooting, Ventosilla Palace, Spain

Enjoy watching this 3-minute video on South African guest Aldo Rech’s second visit to Ventosilla Palace shooting partridges with his wife Michelle. In the short piece he talks about why he feels at home at Ventosilla and why the single gun system of paying for his own birds works well for him. Partridge shooting at Ventosilla with Frontiers Travel in …

Shooting in Spain – Two practical considerations

 Once again I have been very lucky to be a guest shooting in Spain and have loved it. It is always great shooting and the food is too good, one just eats and eats. You can read my previous blogs about Spain here and here but this year I have two practical considerations to reflect on:  The process of taking …

Ten things you need to know about the Ryabaga Camp on the Ponoi

The Journey – Most important to note is that you need to be in Helsinki on the Friday night before going to Russia the next day. Occasionally, because the days of the week are Saturday to Saturday for your week’s fishing, some guests forget about the Friday. You can leave as early as a 7.30 am flight (3-hour duration) from …

Research and Adventure, British Columbia, Canada October 2016

The Source of Adventures The ‘Mayor’ of Smithers greeted me like a long lost friend. He had been on the Kispiox for the day with friends. They had left early (it is about a 2-hour drive from his house) and were on the water almost at dawn. Consequently they were back in reasonable time. I had got in from Seattle …

Spring Fishing from Ryabaga Camp, Ponoi River

This video was made during the first week of the 2016 season, 28th May to 4th June. The river was in perfect condition and guests enjoyed great floating line and skated fly fishing. Having warmed up from the long winter and come in to condition, the river fishes at its very best which is why the first week, sometimes considered …

ION Beats of Lake Thingvallavatn 2016

  This was my third year visiting these now famous pieces of water. You can read about my first time here and my second time here with an in-depth explanation of the lake, the fish and how it all fits together as well as how this extraordinary fishing phenomenon exists. The purpose of this short blog is to really re-affirm …

Taking Guns to Argentina

Buying guns has become a very difficult process in Argentina. The cost of a basic Beretta or semi-auto is from $3,000 to $5,000 per gun plus a year to eighteen months of paperwork. Shooting operators do their very best to keep guns updated and in good shape but this is not always possible and they do have issues from time …

Ten things you need to know about dove shooting in Cordoba…

  Travel – Travelling to Cordoba has never been easier. Passengers traveling from the USA via JFK, Atlanta, or Miami with Delta or Aerolineas Argentinas now have the option of connecting directly over Ezeiza International Airport. This eliminates the need to transfer to the domestic airport in downtown Buenos Aires. From the UK it is best to catch the British …