Category: coarse fishing

Great places to go fishing in Devon and Somerset

fly fishing upper teign

If you had just a day to go fishing and could only pick one venue, where would you start? It’s a tricky question, but one I often have to answer as a fishing guide here in the South West. Ultimately, the answer depends on what you love best. You might want completely wild fishing, or… 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

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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