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
The new Fulling Mill Masterclass fluorocarbon has recently landed at the FM H.Q, Kieron Jenkins took the opportunity to test this premium fluoro on the magnificent trout of Chew Valley reservoir. Chew Valley is one of my favourite U.K trout fishing venues and I always take the opportunity to book a boat (or two!) for opening weekend in anticipation of exceptional fishing, and so far, Chew hasn’t let me down. Don’t get me wrong, it’s often … Read More Testing the New Masterclass Fluorocarbon at Chew Valley
As we’re nearing the end of the trout season here in the UK, there is no better time to get out on the river bank in search of some late season gold… Here are 3 tips on catching specimen trout. With little over a month of the trout season left, many anglers focus their efforts towards our Grayling, preparing flies and tactics in readiness for the lady of the stream… but I for one prefer … Read More 3 top tips on catching specimen trout from a river…
When it comes to catching trout in reservoirs throughout April, buzzers will almost certainly be part of their diet. Us anglers will need to replicate these as closely as possible in terms of movement, shape, and colour. Here are Kieron’s Top 7 Buzzer Patterns to try this April. For us reservoir anglers April is the month when things start to change, the temperatures rise and insect life increases. Buzzers are usually the first to appear, … Read More Top 7 Buzzer Patterns to try for Trout this April
Since the introduction of the French Leader, which, granted, is a devastatingly effective method for both trout and grayling (see how to fish it here), I’ve noticed a considerable amount of anglers simply sticking to this method and fishing all the likely looking ‘french nymphing’ water and ignoring the slow glides. Throughout the winter, slow water can quite often be THE place to fish as it can hold large shoals of grayling. So I pose the … Read More Fishing slow water for Grayling, are you ignoring it?
When it comes to trying something new, not many anglers like to try the ‘extremes’ so to speak. For instance the squirmy worm… So when it comes to fishing wiggle tails for trout, some anglers may turn their nose up at it, but wiggle tail trout flies certainly work and will definitely increase your catch rate! Originally designed for pike anglers, wiggle tails have actually been around for a number of years, but have recently … Read More Fishing Wiggle Tail Trout Flies and How To Attach Them