Sebastian Hope

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Fly-fishing in the Bolivian jungle

A journey deep into the pristine rainforest presents Sebastian Hope with the prospect of a fly-fishing grand slam, as he pursues plethoras of powerful yatorana, peculiar pacu and predatory golden dorado
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Just a cast away

Labrador’s Minipi lakes lure anglers with the hope of landing the biggest brook trout in the world. Sebastian Hope is hooked.
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Marlin fishing in Madeira

The possibility of landing a monster over 1,000lb lures Sebastian Hope to the deep, menacing waters off this Atlantic isle.
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Flying in the face of adversity

The Río Grande in Tierra del Fuego is the best sea trout river in the world. Sebastian Hope braves ferocious winds and icy temperatures to chance his luck
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Lord of the flies

Salmon fishing in New Brunswick is an angler’s dream for Sebastian Hope, but only after he masters the idiosyncratic vernacular of the local flies
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Tussle in paradise

Big-game fishing has always been the definitive challenge, but now the stakes are even higher with a new species on the block. Sebastian Hope reports
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Men of steel

Fishing for prized steelhead trout in the spectacular landscape of British Columbia can turn anglers into full-on obsessives. Sebastian Hope joins a party casting on the Skeena river system.
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A catch made in heaven

Every Saturday in the summer months, salmon anglers gather in Murmansk airport bound for the fishing camps on Russia’s Kola Peninsula. The lucky ones are headed for the Ponoi. By Sebastian Hope.
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Salmon fishing in Swedish Lapland

In the face of declining global numbers, wild salmon are thriving in the rivers of Swedish Lapland. With 24-hour daylight, surely Sebastian Hope can catch a break?
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Fishing for redfish on the Mississippi

The big “bull reds” lurking in the murky mouth of the Mississippi prove elusive for Sebastian Hope. Thankfully there’s Southern comfort to repair to at a lovingly restored plantation house
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Fly-fishing in Indonesian Papua

Angling for Papuan black bass – the world’s hardest-pulling freshwater fish – with just a fly rod is a challenge Sebastian Hope can’t resist as he casts into uncharted territory
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The line of beauty

The once-inaccessible Andean valleys of Chilean Patagonia are now a fly-fisherman’s paradise, thanks to a handful of luxury fishing lodges. Words and photographs by Sebastian Hope.
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