Tag: fly fishing

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

Lucky charms, lakes and amazing spring fishing!

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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

Tench bubbles and trout flies

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What a difference a month or so makes to fishing and life in general. With restrictions easing and a spell of cheerful weather, there has been a sense of sheer relief and optimism. Whether it’s watching trout on a stream or getting back to match fishing, freedom never felt so precious or welcome as it… Read more

Fly Fishing on Wimbleball Lake

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For obvious reasons, the first stillwater fly fishing trip of spring 2o21 has been as hotly anticipated as any in recent memory! It feels like a small age since I tackled up on any large reservoir, let alone a venue as special as Wimbleball Lake. With friends giving the place rave reviews, I couldn’t wait… Read more

Last orders & fresh hope

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I won’t lie to you, late winter has felt endless this year. There is indeed light at the end of the tunnel (and we’re assured it isn’t a train coming to smash us to bits), but life still feels like it’s in slow motion. For some reason, the whole situation reminds me of one of… Read more

Fear, lockdown and keeping it local!

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What a strange, ominous start to the year it has been. In spite of the vaccine arriving, there have been few other reasons to celebrate. If you have been feeling anxious or suffering from extreme cabin fever, you are truly not alone. In my case it has been really tricky to balance the pressure of… Read more

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