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Epic chub and new fishing reads!

fishing in Somerset lessons

This time of year can feel a bit ominous at the best of times. Just as you pine for one last weekend of t-shirt weather that never comes, you inevitably finish summer with so many dreams unrealised. In my own little world, though, things have been very finely balanced. My switch of jobs to the… Read more

Late summer angling highlights

Tench fishing devon tiverton canal

What a difference a few weeks make in fishing. From heatwave conditions, it now feels decidedly autumnal. Summer has gone in a blur. My daughter is growing up at a scary rate and I’ve changed jobs. Any chance I can press pause and just have one more perfect summer afternoon please?! Unsurprisingly, I’ve been a… Read more

The Magic of Fishing: The most relatable angling book in a generation?

Magic of Fishing John Morwood

As a self-confessed lover of angling books, it’s always great to find one that is a genuine surprise. Not so long ago in the Angling Times, I wrote about the need to nurture wordsmiths from beyond the ranks of sponsored stars and household names. Because as thrilling as it might be to read about record… Read more

Fly fishing on the River Lyn: North Devon’s best kept secret?

River lyn fly fishing

“It’s absolutely stunning, and hardly anyone is fishing it!” -How often do you hear those words these days? Whether it’s the lack of foreign travel, or simply the current surge in interest around fishing, so many rivers and lakes are busier than ever. So, you can forgive my ears for pricking up about the River… Read more

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

Lucky charms, lakes and amazing spring fishing!

Guided fly fishing Lessons Roadford Lake Devon

Did you ever get the feeling you had entered a purple patch in your angling life? Just as there are phases you can’t seem to do anything right, there are other times when you can’t do much wrong. I’ve endured plenty of those times when the angling gods seem to have scorned me. Or perhaps,… Read more

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