The heatwave is finally over and the long-awaited rain has arrived giving many of our rivers a much-needed lift they needed, ready for a surge in late summer salmon activity. The grilse run should be well on by now too and as the air temperatures drop and the rivers cool down, the fish that entered the river in the spring will also come back on the take. If you’re lucky enough to have fresh grilse … Read More Struggling to Catch a Salmon? Try these Late Summer Salmon Tactics
Fly fishing on a chalk stream can be extremely rewarding, and one of my favourite ways of fishing on a chalk stream is sight fishing for grayling. Chalk streams give us the opportunity to stalk trout and grayling through their perfectly clear waters and allow us to not only target specific fish we see but watch their reactions to our flies. River Anton I was lucky enough to be invited to fish a stretch of … Read More Want to try sight fishing for Grayling on Chalkstreams?
In the UK, fly fishing for grayling is mostly done during late Autumn and Winter but on the Continent, the Summer and early Autumn months are more favourable – with many only dry fly fishing for grayling. If you travel to Continental Europe you will find big magnificent rivers that host Grayling in abundance. The Traun in Austria, Soca in Slovenia, San in Poland, Ribnik in Bosnia and the Vitava in South Bohemia (European championship 2018 … Read More Downstream Dry Fly Fishing for Grayling – Do you prefer it?
When it comes to fly fishing for pike, we have you covered. With an already great selection of pike fishing flies from the likes of FM Ambassador Dougie Loughridge, early 2018 saw the introduction of the new Clydesdale pike fly range a selection of patterns designed and tested by expert pike angler, Paul Clydesdale. Paul reveals all you need to know about each of his pike fly patterns in the video below. See all the … Read More Pike Fishing Flies and Wire Traces from FM – New for 2018
A few weeks before my annual trip to Providence Atoll in the Seychelles I suddenly realised I needed to get my kit organised. On closer inspection, I discovered that my one full fly pack had been decimated from the previous along with my box of crabs and shrimps. I quick call to Steve Carew at Fulling Mill and the situation was resolved. We had worked together on a few patterns over the winter such as … Read More Itchy Trigger hits Providence Atoll, Seychelles
Summer time reservoir fishing can be seriously hit and miss. High daytime temperatures can completely put the fish off feeding, and almost any method could draw a blank. But there are a number of fly fishing tactics you can try to tempt a take. Recently, Kieron Jenkins spent the day at Farmoor Reservoir putting these top tips to the test… Fish early or late in the day, if you can… Not all of us can, but … Read More 5 Top Tips on Summer Time Reservoir Fishing