All posts by Guido Vinck

Downstream Dry Fly Fishing for Grayling – Do you prefer it?

dry fly fishing for grayling

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?

A new trout fishery in Northern France

The La Cascade is a new trout fishery in the north of France, and at the moment, it’s the only trout fly fishing lake in the north… Recently, Fulling Mill Ambassador Guido Vinck tested the new fishery with excellent results.  Testing a new fishery is always a big challenge. La Cascade in the North of France, a spring-fed former watercress farm, has now been transformed into a gin clear small reservoir stocked with rainbow (90%) … Read More A new trout fishery in Northern France

Lake fly boxes – What to have and how to keep them organised

lake fly boxes

I really enjoy organising my lake fly boxes, sorting through the rubbish and filing flies away carefully in ordered groups, making for easy identification and allowing quick changes when required. While grouping my flies I point out the difference between the various categories, breaking them down into Attractors, Nymphs, Dries, and Buzzers. These are the most important flies for any beginner, as I mention in my previous blog article. All my flies are organised neatly in … Read More Lake fly boxes – What to have and how to keep them organised

Top 6 Reservoir Fly Fishing Tips for Beginners

Fly fishing tips for beginners

Top 6 Reservoir Fly Fishing Tips for Beginners Anglers from Belgium who are looking to start fly fishing on large reservoirs from a drifting boat often ask me for Fly Fishing Tips for Beginners. Starting out on reservoirs can be slightly confusing but the good news for anyone who wants to give it a go is that it’s a friendly and accessible sport. 1) Pick an easy venue to begin; The UK is renown for … Read More Top 6 Reservoir Fly Fishing Tips for Beginners

Rainbow Trout Fishing in France, the Malaguet, a hidden Gem.

rainbow trout in france

For a couple of days during my holiday, I took the risk to drive to the Malaguet reservoir in the Auvergne for Rainbow trout in France. As I am living in Belgium the Ardennes rivers are my home waters but for nearly two months the fishing has been very hard. No rain and high temperatures caused the water to boil. Several rivers were actually closed to fishing. This beautiful 54 acres reservoir is situated in the heart … Read More Rainbow Trout Fishing in France, the Malaguet, a hidden Gem.

Top 10 Barbless River flies for this Summer

Barbless River Flies

Once the Mayfly extravaganza is over, it does seem that some days the fishing is ‘hard’ on the rivers, here are my go to barbless river flies for summer fishing.  You will hear that the brown trout or grayling stop feeding, but this is something of a myth. Like us, fish have to feed, the difference is that they become selective, picky and suspicious. For a while, this can be frustrating but you have to … Read More Top 10 Barbless River flies for this Summer