Tag: River Exe

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

Fear, lockdown and keeping it local!

River Exe pike fishing

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

Fly fishing in Devon and Somerset, from low cost to no cost!

Dom Garnett canal fly fishing for roach

Did you ever get the feeling that much of the best fishing was hidden behind “private fishing” signs in expensive, members only waters? It can be a particular issue in fly fishing, which is why I’m always keen to share low cost and free fishing waters in the South West, both in my guiding and… Read more

From Rubbish Days to Red Letter Fishing

Pike fly fishing Somerset Levels

The past few weeks have shown real extremes of form and fortune across the waters I’ve fished. Life has thrown a lot of complications my way recently too, hence the gap between blogs.  But I don’t want to bore you with all that stuff here. Suffice to say, it has been a while since I… Read more

Bream, Dummies and Debates

Fishing for Dummies!

Greetings, fellow fish botherers. What a funny few weeks I’ve endured lately. Such have been my other commitments, and a bout of sickness, that I’ve only just managed to put this blog together. So I hope I can fill you in on a few scores, even if a lot of it has been less than… Read more

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