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

Small rewards, from stream to salt

In what is still a tense and strange world at present, being able to fish again has at least helped to get a little normality back in the picture. With house move preparations, childcare and ongoing restrictions, though, it has been a case of making the most of what’s local and most likely to produce… Read more

From fishing withdrawal to happy returns

Corkwing wrasse Devon LRF fishing Brixham

If you want to see how much someone misses their fishing, there’s an easy way to find out. First, stop them from any fishing for six weeks. While this is going on, insist they leave their home only once a day for a walk, usually around the same crappy park. Next, let them attempt to… Read more

Weird times and late season angling

Canal perch fishing with lures

Even for someone who enjoys an unexpected turn or three in life and fishing, recent times have been baffling. Not just unusual, but Donald Trump press conference level weird and stupid. The fishing has often been a right slog, too, or meant tearing up existing plans just to get a bend in the rod. So… Read more

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