£32.50 per person - Booking Essential!

Winston Churchill asserted, “…The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen’s lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire.”  And it’s true: the gin and tonic was in many ways the origin of the time-honoured African tradition of “the Sundowner.”

British colonists and soldiers used quinine powder to stave off malaria and other tropical diseases in the far-flung corners of their vast empire.  The bitter pills proved difficult to swallow and were soon masked with soda water and sugar: the original tonic water, which was soon paired with gin in British India to create arguably the world’s most popular drink.

The tradition spread to Cambridgeshire, where it became an integral part of the rhythm of the day, with the colonists of East Anglia and the Fly Fishing Academy putting their own twist on things…

Our Sundowner excursion evenings combine three hours late afternoon, dry fly (only) fishing and are ‘capped off’ with drinks served at the waterside.

What a lovely transition between the heat of the day and the cool of the East Anglian night, a real chance to hone your dry fly fishing skills – let us toast to that!

Sundowner excursion evening consists of three-hour dry fly fishing, one fish retained, two fish returned.
Barbless hooks to be used, fish returned should not leave the water.

Light refreshments and drinks are included.

Booking essential as numbers and excursions are limited.

 * Extra fish can be purchased at additional cost

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