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Articles by Lesley Crawford

Lesley Crawford

Lesley Crawford has been fishing for wild trout in Scotland for over 40 years and her enthusiasm for the sport shows absolutely no signs of diminishing. She is a well established highly respected author with three major titles for Swan Hill, notably the highly acclaimed 'Scotlands Classic Wild Trout Waters'. Recently Lesley finished 'The Wild Trout Fishers Handbook' again for Swan Hill and this should be out in the summer of 2002.

Lesley works as a demonstrator at the prestigious CLA Game Fair, is a prolific contributor to the angling press with feature articles and photographs regularly used in amongst others the Scotsman, Salmon Trout & Sea Trout and Fish&Fly Internet magazine. As well as feature writing and photography Lesley has appeared on UK television's 'Screaming Reels' and 'Countrymans Hour' and also on BBC radio. She is a highly experienced SANA instructor and REFFIS Approved Fishing Guide with extensive experience of teaching and guiding all ages and angling abilities from beginner to expert. Her principal business in the summer is guiding and or instructing angling parties large and small and most of the winter is spent freelance writing. Lesley also has an extensive photo library of Scottish fishing scenes and landscapes available for contract hire.

Lesley comes originally from Glasgow where she graduated from Strathclyde University with a Bachelor of Arts in the early 1970's. For the past 18 years Lesley has lived with her family in the village of Reay on the Caithness Sutherland border. She is happily married to Ron and they have two fine sons Andrew and Ewan.

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The Educated Trout?

So, how smart are these creatures then?

Top Ten Accessories

Sensible Christmas present ideas

Small Stream Fishing

Lesley checks out the smaller running waters and finds a perfect learning ground

The CLA Game Fair

Lesley reports on the Game Fair

Top trout flies for wild trout

How to select them

Highs & Lows of Trout Angling

The weather

Mayfly Months

All you need to know about the mayfly

Wild Trout in May

Head for the north - there's still some good sport in Scotland

Kid Stuff

The future

Flies for all Occasions

Fly selection

The Early Sea Trout

The start of Lesley's sea trout season

Trout Fishing and Scottish Law

Evening all!

All I want for Christmas

Lesley's Christmas pressie list

Creeping up on the Browns

'Stalking' has become something of a mucky word in the new millennium.

2000 - A Year of Highs and Lows

Fishing drives you mad sometimes.

Going Wild on the Uists

The Uists are a chain of islands off the north west coast of Scotland...

The Fairer Fishers

Female fishers

Fishing for Trout in River and Loch

Sloclands waters

Sea Trout in Scotlands Salt

Lesley Crawford describes the thrill of catching trout in salt water.

Six of Scotlands Best

Top Trout Fishing Guide Lesley Crawford selects six of Scotland's best wild loch trout venues and recommends suitable tactics for each.



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