Tag: fly fishing

Filthy weather and fine fishing at Blakewell Trout Fishery, North Devon

It has to be one of the timeless ironies of fishing. While fine weather sees hordes of is descend on the bank for skimpy returns, horrid of weather so often brings more rewarding better fishing. Granted, so it’s no fun feeling like a human teabag. Nor are your casts going to look very elegant in… Read more

Four Go Pike Fly Fishing…

fly casting for pike

While fishing can be a solitary pursuit, there are certainly methods where you cover more water and have more fun in good company. So, after a sedentary and completely biteless previous session on Exeter Shit Ship Canal I was raring to stretch my legs and enjoy some more active fishing this week. And with some… Read more

Saltwater Fly and Lure Fishing in South Devon

sea fly lure fishing bass Devon UK

As I sit writing this with the rain drumming down outside, I have a sense of relief on a couple of counts. Firstly, because the countryside and rivers are getting some water;  levels on some venues are as low as I have ever seen them. Equally though, this year’s freak weather has almost made us… Read more

Match Practice and Summer Fishing

Goodiford Mill fishing Devon coarse silver pond

The sheer amount I’ve had to write about this last month (along with some techy issues with the evil that is WordPress) have meant rather less of my own blogging lately. Apologies for that to those who like to regularly read this blog. That said, I’ve managed to fit some interesting trips in, from local… Read more

Fly Fishing at Farmoor Reservoirs

Farmoor Reservoirs represent a welcome conundrum to anyone who enjoys a bit of variety in their fishing. How do you choose between fantastic, grown-on trout (including some huge browns) and some cracking pike on the fly? I still hadn’t completely made my mind up when I arrived on a chilly morning in late February, waiting… Read more

Dartmoor Fly Fishing & Summer News

Dartmoor fly fishing two bridges

Of all the places you might choose to go fishing in Devon, Dartmoor has to be one of the most spectacular looking. Apart from the numerous tourists who dip their feet in the water each summer though, you don’t see too many other anglers. Trying to buck that trend, I joined fellow angler Zoe Latham… Read more

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