Christmas 2021 marks the closing of one of England's fly fishing institutions: Bakewell Fly Fishing Shop. A few photos here to mark its closing and the partial retirement of owner and well-known Derbyshire angler, Peter Arfield. I say 'partial retirement' because Pete will still be offering guiding and tuition on Derbysire rivers. The shop will be sadly missed by fly fishers though as it had genuine, iconic status - a renowned hub for anglers everywhere. Here are a few photos from what will be my last visit to the shop:
|Pete Arfield presides over the organised chaos of Bakewell Fly Fishing Shop|
|Pete Arfield - portrait|
|Hebden Court, Bakewell|
|Stone steps leading to Bakewell Fly Fishing Shop|
One door closes, another opens. It is the end of an era though, that's for sure.