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So the rumour went out that Bass were running well at Eype or was it Seatown ? ............. never mind we went for it and tried our luck at Eype and a few others were there enjoying the sunshine - at least the boys let various forms of bait dance about in the water for well over an hour on the rising tide. We even procured a mackerel en route from our fishmonger and made nice shiny lures but guess what - not a bite...that's fishing. The sandwiches were nice- thanks mum! A quiet stream with the evening fly beckons as the waters warm and ...

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  I live in the just above the Yarty River where East Devon is at its best with an open texture patchwork of permanent pasture. As a dairy farming area precious few of the fields are cultivated and so we see a lovely balance of different greens of the grass at different stages along with stands of trees and very few buildings poking out of the verdant valley. Using blues and yellows I achieve the distinction of green against green to represent the field patterns in the local valleys where I walk every week.

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