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

Spring Fly Fishing in Devon

Depending on your tastes (and level of patience!) fishing can be the most active or the most slow and static of sports. Back bivvying on the Exeter shit Ship Canal recently, I’ve been pondering this a lot. A lack of sleep can do that. When it’s really slow, it can almost get to the point… Read more

Biting Back

Exeter canal fishing bream

This blog post is going to sound like Groundhog Day, because once again it starts with a trip to the dentist. Three weeks on from the last massacre, I needed another load of injections and drills and a crown putting in. So there I was sat there a second time using my afternoon fishing trip… Read more

From the Wye to the Towpath

fly fishing for roach

While some fish can take hours or even days to catch, others just require a quick excuse and a few stolen minutes. Today, my alibi was a quick trip to buy a new fishing license and some bits, while I uttered the inevitable words to my wife: “I might just stop for a quick cast… Read more

From Agony to Ecstasy

wild trout Devon UK

After yet more manic days, I can only hope spring brings a little more semblance of peace and order back to life. Because while I’m used to ups and downs, I would love a few days where not a lot happens. Where exactly do I begin? Well, this morning’s visit to the dentist seems logical… Read more

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