On 12 March I had the chance to fish the beautiful West Tanfield Club waters on the Ure as part of a grayling brood stock programme. To say I was honoured is an understatement as it's a piece of water that has so much history but is also one ...of those "dead mans shoes" sections of river.
To be able to fish in Walbran's footsteps was an absolute privilege and also to get a few of his beloved grayling was a bonus.
More info on Max Walbran and a brief glimpse into the history can be found at:

Now I need to get in touch with Mike Mee to complete some more research stirred up by the visit. Isn't fly fishing fantastic ???

and below is my last grayling of the 2014 season   absolute perfection and on the dry fly  too