I was recently part of a team of assessors that worked at the FFI (Fly Fishers International) event on the banks of the River Tyne at the Riverdale Hotel in Bellingham Northumberland. There was approx 12 assessments and numerous workshops taking place over a period of four days in everything from glorious weather to torrential rain. The event was run expertly by Brian McGlashan, James Murray & Barry Mitchell. A special mention to Kevin Arkle for all his hard work in the back ground that does not go unnoticed. It was great to catch up with old friends and make new ones. A special congratulations to everybody that passed , especially Mark Pywell who I have mentored leading into this test. Well done Mark your hard work paid off. Now its back to the grind, teaching, guiding and there are still a few demonstrations and workshops to run this year. Busy busy busy.