Fear, lockdown and keeping it local!

River Exe pike fishing

What a strange, ominous start to the year it has been. In spite of the vaccine arriving, there have been few other reasons to celebrate. If you have been feeling anxious or suffering from extreme cabin fever, you are truly not alone. In my case it has been really tricky to balance the pressure of… Read more

The Rule of Two

Dom Garnett David West Beale Fishing

If another lockdown feels slightly ominous and depressing, there’s at least the saving grace that we can still fish! It could be tricky for anyone without a car, and nor can match fishing go ahead. But let’s be grateful for now. Actually, with the chaos of a US election and some quite unpleasant stuff to… Read more

From Chew Valley perch to chub on the fly

As excellent as so much of it was, another summer feels like it has been and gone all too quickly. Everything is damper and cooler as I sit here in the last evening light and reflect on recent events. I feel weirdly both fulfilled, but also as if I could and should have taken a… Read more

Summer magic!

Dominic Garnett guided fishing Viaduct Fishery Somerset

What a brilliant, mixed summer of fishing it has been so far! I’ve done a little of everything in the last few weeks, from carp fishing to fly fishing, along with a couple of matches. I’ve even launched the kayak again to take to the sea, while the guided fishing sessions here in Devon and… Read more

Summer fishing lessons and big surprises

Big rudd fishing lessons somerset

In spite of all the difficulties this summer, there has been some welcome optimism in the fishing world. After being rested for many weeks, a lot of fisheries have been on fire! And what great news in general for angling that we’re seeing a spike this summer. In simple terms, the more people buy a… Read more

Fly fishing in Devon and Somerset, from low cost to no cost!

Dom Garnett canal fly fishing for roach

Did you ever get the feeling that much of the best fishing was hidden behind “private fishing” signs in expensive, members only waters? It can be a particular issue in fly fishing, which is why I’m always keen to share low cost and free fishing waters in the South West, both in my guiding and… Read more

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