Tag: Somerset

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

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

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

From Chew Valley perch to chub on the fly

As excellent as so much of it was, another summer feels like it has been and gone all too quickly. Everything is damper and cooler as I sit here in the last evening light and reflect on recent events. I feel weirdly both fulfilled, but also as if I could and should have taken a… Read more

Summer magic!

Dominic Garnett guided fishing Viaduct Fishery Somerset

What a brilliant, mixed summer of fishing it has been so far! I’ve done a little of everything in the last few weeks, from carp fishing to fly fishing, along with a couple of matches. I’ve even launched the kayak again to take to the sea, while the guided fishing sessions here in Devon and… Read more

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