Tag: South West

P*ssing into spring: Fly and coarse fishing in foul conditions!

Dom Garnett fishing blog Angling Times

“Hope for the best, but prepare to get filthy” probably sums up recent angling best. I’d have loved a final crack at grayling or river pike on the fly before the season ended, but it has been mud soup everywhere. Such is angling in the early 21st century- not only do we get more concentrated… Read more

Summer catches and “End Peg” book review

Best fishing books blog UK

At this stage of a decidedly cool, wet British summer I must be one of a small minority thanking the weather gods. “British summer? What is that?” was the summary of the bloke who cut my hair yesterday. But boy did we need some rain after a freakishly dry spring. The other happy fact for… Read more

The Rule of Two

Dom Garnett David West Beale Fishing

If another lockdown feels slightly ominous and depressing, there’s at least the saving grace that we can still fish! It could be tricky for anyone without a car, and nor can match fishing go ahead. But let’s be grateful for now. Actually, with the chaos of a US election and some quite unpleasant stuff to… Read more

Twists, turns & teeth: The 2019 Tiverton Christmas Match

Tiverton Angling Club Christmas Match 2019

Attending your local festive club contest is a highlight for any match angler. In fact, they become something of an annual ritual. That’s especially true of the Tiverton club’s Christmas match, which has a big entry pool, lots of prizes and an unpredictable venue- in other words all the ingredients for something a bit special…. Read more

Free fishing on Dartmoor’s Avon Dam

wild brown trout fishing Dartmoor Avon Dam

With a baby due in just over a month now (so, God help me), I’ve been trying to snatch every chance going to make the most of the calm before the storm. As usual, my tastes have been pretty mixed, too, with both local match fishing (more on this in my next post) and some… Read more

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