Sue and I were delighted to be invited by William and Maureen Barnard to stay for a long weekend at their lovely home, close to the Village des Bories, near Gordes in May. There is great fishing to be had in Provence, and after clearing my lines with our hosts, I made several calls to the folk at Le Sorguett, and amusing conversations in broken … Continue reading VAUCLUSE


There is a lovely advertisement in Salmo Truta (volume 13, 2010, page 29) inviting readers to consider casting in the same waters as Winston Churchill and Charles Ritz. It is supported by cunning promises of ‘wild brown trout in their natural chalk stream habitat’, and ‘complete privacy, perfect peace and quiet’, and even better, ‘exquisite luncheons and candle-lit dinners from food grown on the estate’…a … Continue reading EURE