Tag: roach

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

Tench bubbles and trout flies

pole fishing venues devon

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

Last orders & fresh hope

big perch Goodiford Mill fishing Devon

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

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

Winter coarse fishing and new angling books reviewed

Grand Western Canal fishing

Have you ever looked at a brutal weather forecast and thought to yourself: “sod it, I’m still going fishing”? It can be a fine line between braving it or writing off that foul weather angling trip. Sometimes such conditions are better for curling up with a book than drowning maggots- and there are some great… Read more

Autumn fishing and troubled waters

I would love to start this post with some uplifting lines about autumn being some kind of fishing nirvana, blah blah blah, but I would be mostly lying. With dicey conditions and even worse timing on my part, it has been a right slog. Some highlights, yes, but some very testing days as well. I… Read more

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