We are sure you will remember us showing this image of an old Tweed bothy earlier in the year. It was taken by Paul Stevenson and found it’s way to being entered into the Sony World Photographic Awards. We are delighted to say that the image has been included in the Awards Exhibition which is to be held at Somerset House, London from 25th April to 12th May. If you are in London, do take the opportunity to go and view it in the flesh so to speak. Congratulations and well done Paul.Paul is a 48 yr old married father of four young children, that has late onset Full Blown Tourette Syndrome plus, which started out of the blue two years ago, so due to severe motor Tic’s (involuntary body movements) and vocal tic’s inc coprolalia (swearing & cursing ), he struggles being out in a social situation , basically anywhere out in public. For the first month when the condition started, he didn’t go out at all and couldn’t cope and still struggles with the pressure of the Tic’s. He has found that he gets some respite taking photo’s. He says he knows his photo’s are not top quality, a fact with which we disagree and this image especially disproves, but he says he enjoys them and is always eager to pick things up to improve, so feel free to let him know ways he could improve. His website is available here to view more of his images. He works hard to get knowledge and understanding of the Tourettes Syndrome out there and you can follow him on Twitter @goldylookfleece.
- Llandovery Angling Association member Steve Manning with this fresh caught salmon on June 18th. . Permits for the River Towy on FishPal . . #wales #walesadventure #fishing #fishing🐟 #fishingtrip #fishpal_fishing #fishpal #gonefishing #fishingpermitsNorth Esk catches. Mark Halliday had two on the fly on Saturday, 12lb and 20lb. The 20lber was 42 inches long and 24 inches girth! . Colin Halliday had a 9lber on Saturday and his other fish was a 14lb from Kinnaber a couple weeks back. . #welldone #congratulations #northesk #fishpal #fishing #fish #catchandrelease #fishinglife #nature #outdoors #flyfishing #angler #fishingtrip #fishingislife #photography #bigfish #angling14 pounder keen to get back to the river Tay today at Edradynate. . . Give Tom a call in the office for information and permit or visit the website 🌐fishtay.co.uk . #fishtay #fishpal #fishing #fish #catchandrelease #fishinglife #nature #outdoors #flyfishing #angler #fishingtrip #fishingislife #photography #bigfish #anglingIt's 10am and Lower Birgham have had their first fish of the day. A 9lber caught on a size 10 Posh Tosh for Nick Cartlidge. Well done . . #fishing #flyfishing #fishTweed #fishpal #scottishborders #visitscotland #fishing12lber caught this morning on Lower Birgham. So far today they have had 2 more salmon and a sea trout. . Some last minute availability has been added for 27,28,29th June at £55 per rod. . #fishing🐟 #fishpal #scottishfishing #rivertweedRiver Lochy Report. As expected, and apart from a brief rise midweek, the river came down to a more fishable height for most of this week. It was still running on the high side, making it very easy for fish to run hard to the headwaters, but conditions were a definite improvement on the previous few weeks and the rods stared to get in amongst some fish. . Simon Monro scored a double with a 13lbs salmon from Croy and a small grilse from the Cat Pool. Surprisingly the former was not that fresh, perhaps suggesting that one or two fish are beginning to settle in the Lochy beats at last. There is no doubt though that the majority of the early run has gone through to the Upper Spean and beyond - local club anglers out this week reported seeing several in the beat above Spean Bridge. . Meanwhile back on the Lochy beats David Littlewood scored with a really lovely sparking-fresh salmon of 11lbs from Lundy Mouth. Andrew Maclaren had a clean-run 8 pounder from Middle Camisky when the river dropped down to 1ft 3ins, a level where the Camisky pools will come into play. And special mention goes to Daniel Morland who not only landed the heaviest fish of the week – a fresh 14lbs salmon from Garrabouie Stream on a Sunray Shadow – but its was also Daniel’s first salmon. . Local rod Donald (DJ) Gillies scored later in the week with a fat 13lbs beauty from the Castle Pool and local keeper Harry Nicholson took time off from his duties at Fassfern Estate to land a 4.5lbs fresh grilse at Mucomir Pool. . With 2 grilse landed this week and reports of prawn boats at sea seeing grilse in the outer estuary, if conditions remain favourable then we might see more of these one sea winter travellers in the catches over the next fortnight or so. . For fishing permits and information give Tom a call in the office on 01573 470612. . #riverlochy #fishing🐟 #flyfishing #fishing #visitscotland
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