Irish Fly Fair 2017 & Pike Fishing on Lough Derg

Fly fishing for pike Ireland

This month I finally made it to one of those fishing events I’ve known about for years but never quite got round to visiting. The  Irish Fly Fair in Galway proved to be a friendly, fun event to put it mildly. A gathering not only of traditional game fishing converts, but also those getting into… Read more

From Rubbish Days to Red Letter Fishing

Pike fly fishing Somerset Levels

The past few weeks have shown real extremes of form and fortune across the waters I’ve fished. Life has thrown a lot of complications my way recently too, hence the gap between blogs.  But I don’t want to bore you with all that stuff here. Suffice to say, it has been a while since I… Read more

Devon Fishing by Kayak

kayak fishing Devon

In a strange, drizzly latter summer, I’ve been drawn more and more to try the kayak to get to fish that might not be catchable from the shore. And while I haven’t been setting any records, I’ve been getting bolder and discovering some new marks. Part of it is probably the influence of Andy Mytton…. Read more

Dartmoor Fly Fishing & Summer News

Dartmoor fly fishing two bridges

Of all the places you might choose to go fishing in Devon, Dartmoor has to be one of the most spectacular looking. Apart from the numerous tourists who dip their feet in the water each summer though, you don’t see too many other anglers. Trying to buck that trend, I joined fellow angler Zoe Latham… Read more

Coarse & Fly Fishing from the Broads to the Levels

specimen fly fishing Dominic Garnett

The last summer weeks have really rushed by. It’s hot and I’ve been all over the place, dashing up to London, then to Norfolk, then back to Devon. With a rare whole week off, I hit the road and pressed escape. Work or a holiday? These two things have blurred dangerously in my life of… Read more

Fly and lure fishing from Cornwall to Dorset

Lrf fishing cornwall goby

If there’s one thing that blights the world of fishing even in the 21st century, it is the sense of separation between different branches of the sport. As far as we’ve come in the battle to smash down walls, some are carefully rebuilt and maintained by the pedants. I would guess that the single species,… Read more

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