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The banks of the Charente

The banks of the Charente

Raising a glass on the banks of the Charente is becoming a tradition for Ron Cousins…

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The best fishing areas once the tourists have gone...

The best fishing areas once the tourists have gone...

Once the tourists have gone, you can return to your favourite fishing areas. Ron Cousins shows us some of the best places tp fish from October onwards...

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Some of the best places to fish

Some of the best places to fish

Ron Cousins explores the best places in and around the region to catch the fish you’ve always dreamed of…

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A trip to the tackle shop

A trip to the tackle shop

As spring arrives, Ron Cousins takes a trip to the tackle shop to prepare for the angling season ahead…

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The arrival of the trout season

The arrival of the trout season

Our angling expert Ron Cousins looks forward to the arrival of the trout season and shows you how to get off to a flying start…

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Ron's favourite fishing spots

Ron's favourite fishing spots

Ron Cousins takes us across the Charente border to one of his favourite fishing spots...

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A great day out for all the family

A great day out for all the family

Angling makes for a great family day out so our expert Ron Cousins shows us where to start...

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The best of the region’s fishing for the spring

The best of the region’s fishing for the spring

Ron Cousins has been an ardent fisherman for 60 years, six of those in the Poitou-Charentes. This issue he takes a look at the best of the region’s fishing for the spring…

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A bending fly rod and a leaping trout

A bending fly rod and a leaping trout

When spring arrives, Ron Cousins' thoughts – like any keen angler's during this season – turn to trout fishing. Read on to learn more about cultural references to this fish and to pick up his tips for successfully fishing trout in Poitou-Charentes...

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