Winter Fly & Coarse Fishing

Fishing always brings out the optimist in me. Odd, because by nature I tend to be a glass half empty sort of person. I don’t buy lottery tickets; I anticipate weather forecasts to be wrong; when my team go one-nil up, I fully expect an equaliser to arrive with every opposition attack. For some reason… Read more

Reflections on 2017 & hopes for the new year.

A very Happy New Year to everyone. Although these changeover times pass without a blink for many, I secretly like the start of another year and the chance to turn over a new page. These new endings and beginnings provide a convenient cut off point to reflect on what’s gone by, to leave old ruts… Read more

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

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