Monday, 1 June 2015
James Ogden, fishing the Wye below Bakewell Bridge June 5th
As a testimony to the man, who literally risked his neck to prove his flies would catch fish, we are planning a re-enactment this coming Ogden Day.
A horse and carriage will transport 'Mr Ogden' from the Peacock at 9.30am to Bakewell where an assembled crowd will watch 'Mr Ogden' use the tackle of the age, to try and hook a fish. No pressure. The media will be there to record the occasion.
The Peacock at Rowsley invite you to join them. Peacock - 9.30am. Bakewell Bridge 10 - 10.30am depending on the horse...
Fishing Museum. . Originally published in Cheltenham, 1879. First editions are now very rare and extremely expensive. The author first fished in Derbyshire before moving to Cheltenham where he perfected a practical method of dry fly fishing. This illustrated book contains fascinating and informative descriptions of his methods with the floating fly, which he claims to have invented some 40 years before his book was published. Contents include: On Fly Dressing - Favourite Standard Flies - On Salmon Flies - The May Fly - The Green Drake - On Rods _ Hints on Casting - On Reels - On Fly Lines - Minnow Fishing - Ireland - Baskets and Nets. Etc.