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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

Spring fishing & trials of a guide

Taunton to Bridgwater canal fishing

With both glorious sunshine and bitter winds, spring has felt like as Jeckyll-and-Hyde as ever this year. I guess one of the universal rules of fishing is that you have to adapt to the conditions; or save your efforts for another day. Those first really hot days of the year can be a golden chance… Read more

Fly Fishing at Farmoor Reservoirs

Farmoor Reservoirs represent a welcome conundrum to anyone who enjoys a bit of variety in their fishing. How do you choose between fantastic, grown-on trout (including some huge browns) and some cracking pike on the fly? I still hadn’t completely made my mind up when I arrived on a chilly morning in late February, waiting… Read more

Winter Fly & Coarse Fishing

Fishing always brings out the optimist in me. Odd, because by nature I tend to be a glass half empty sort of person. I don’t buy lottery tickets; I anticipate weather forecasts to be wrong; when my team go one-nil up, I fully expect an equaliser to arrive with every opposition attack. For some reason… Read more

From Agony to Ecstasy

wild trout Devon UK

After yet more manic days, I can only hope spring brings a little more semblance of peace and order back to life. Because while I’m used to ups and downs, I would love a few days where not a lot happens. Where exactly do I begin? Well, this morning’s visit to the dentist seems logical… Read more

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