I was lucky enough to fish the hallowed water of the Temple Beat on the Dove, near Hartington in May, where Izaak and Charles spent time together, so long ago. What a privilege, and my efforts yielded five fish. Lucky me! The beat is keepered, expertly, by Stephen Moores, and he generously walked the beat with me pointing out some maybe spots, in the hope that I would enjoy as much as he wanted, at this special place.

I did!

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The next day, Mac MacElwain, visiting with PatMac from their home in Christchurch, NZ that is, and I fished the lower Dove on the Norbury Fishing Club water at Ellastone as guests of my pal John Holberry. His is a super piece of water, reminding me of the true quality of trouting in Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Cheers, John!!

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