Astove Atoll, Seychelles February 2018

How many fly-fishing spots do you know that have become mythical or legendary in the past decade? Rivers like the Ponoi in Russia have risen to greatness in the modern era but over the past 20+ years. Lake Thingvallavatn in Iceland has had a meteoric rise to fame for its extraordinary trout but there are not many… however Astove is …

The Joy of Aaroy – 18th to 22nd June 2017

‘Such armaments were often found wanting on the Aaroy steeplechase, like the parade of defeated anglers that had fished its Platforms of Despair. The outbuildings behind the fishing house concealed an elephant’s graveyard of smashed rods and broken tackle.’ Ernest Schwiebert – ‘Extract from Platforms of Despair’ in the book Death of a Riverkeeper. I had read these words and …

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 …

A summary of films and clips about Ryabaga Camp on the Ponoi

Here is a list of all the films and clips of the Ryabaga Camp on the Ponoi and its wonderful fishing… The first film was entitled The Incomparable Ponoi was made in 2011. It is a fine film giving general perspective on the Ryabaga Camp and the fishing. This film is now supported by some more detailed information films as …

Mike Strutt with a 12lbs autumn fish from 2012.

Russia – Ponoi River – Ryabaga Camp – 5th film in the series…The Camp Facilities

The Camp Facilities – a detailed look at all the staff and facilities on offer at Ryabaga Camp from the food to the massage and medical room to bathrooms etc, it is all there to see here. The first of the series of short information films about the Ponoi went live before Christmas. Have a look at it here. This …

2012…A year of travel, fieldsports and photography…

2012 was a busy year of travel, meeting and working with some wonderful people. This is a celebration of the year with a sincere thank you to all those that hosted, guided, loaded and helped me as well as some great friends. This is a 30-minute photographic (images not as sharp as normal due to movie format) review of the …