Pike Fishing on Chew Valley Reservoir with Ben Bangham

Pike Fishing

I have been fishing for pike on the fly since I was a child. I have really found a passion for pike fishing over the last few years though and have been fortunate enough to have some great results. It is a large part of my winter guiding as well, it’s evident that it’s a very fast growing area of our sport. What makes it even more exciting is that tackle companies have recognised this … Read More Pike Fishing on Chew Valley Reservoir with Ben Bangham

Serious Sea Trout Flies from Steffan Jones – New for 2017

Sea Trout Flies

I was extremely honoured to be approached by Fulling Mill to enhance and add to what is already an excellent portfolio of sea trout flies. I did so with pleasure, but stressed one caveat; there were no shortcuts when it came to quality control. I have seen too many sea trout flies dressed poorly; if patterns I introduced to Fulling Mill were to be copied and get my stamp of approval then they were to … Read More Serious Sea Trout Flies from Steffan Jones – New for 2017

Atlantic Salmon Trust online 50th Anniversary Auction – Now Live

AST 50th Anniversary Auction

Secure the first ever Hardy Reel with Serial No.0001 to be offered for sale, fish alongside Sir Ian Botham or Marina Gibson or simply win, truly exclusive fishing on the Spey, Gaula, Hofsa, Naver, Helmsdale, Orkla, Shin, Oykel, Laxa-a-Asum, Varzuga and many more by bidding in this one off 50th Anniversary, Atlantic Salmon Trust Gala Auction. With 99 Lots of varying value, there is something for everyone. Be it, a premium Hamper from the team … Read More Atlantic Salmon Trust online 50th Anniversary Auction – Now Live

5 River Fly Fishing Tips For Low Water Conditions

Fly Fishing Tips

Although us anglers always curse when it rains heavily, we do need precipitation to maintain the flow of our rivers. Without water, fishing becomes increasingly hard on freestone rivers, particularly if the sun is also shining! Here are Ceri Thomas’s river fly fishing tips for low water conditions. At the time of writing, we are stricken by the driest April for many a year, the rivers are gin clear and rock hard. With that said, … Read More 5 River Fly Fishing Tips For Low Water Conditions

An Emerger pattern for all Seasons – Steffan Jones

Emerger Pattern Brook Dun

Large Brook Duns are a big meal and one that any self-respecting trout would reluctantly refuse, as each morsel provides substantial sustenance, here I show you a favourite emerger pattern which will work in all seasons. As a rule, they do not hatch in the middle of the river and you are more likely to find them in greater numbers closer to the bank or in back eddys. Should you have a current deflection from … Read More An Emerger pattern for all Seasons – Steffan Jones

The Cream of the Salmon Season is almost upon us

Salmon Season Flies

The cream of the salmon season is almost upon us, many may feel the season is just out of the blocks but the short days of January openings are long gone. In May/June many UK rivers will be hosting their biggest runs of MSW salmon, and yes, many of these power packed missiles will indeed be big! Run trends are evolving and shifting as we speak. Late spring/early summer is the new summer/autumn as grilse … Read More The Cream of the Salmon Season is almost upon us