Growing up in the United Kingdom, I first started fly fishing when I was about 10 years old. Having been taught the basics by my Grandads and my Dad, I was absolutely mad keen to go fly fish. Some of my fondest memories of fly fishing, especially whilst learning, come from staying with my grandparents in Lockerbie, Scotland. My passion for fly fishing grew each year during our annual three week visits. Fishing on a variety of local lakes, rivers and streams; I just fell in love with the sport and I never looked back.

At 18, (instead of going to University, as I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do ... and still don't!) I decided to travel to New Zealand and Tasmania. The combination of travel and fly fishing quickly developed into a personal passion.

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Photo by Lisa Isles