Competition fly fishing may not be to everyone’s taste but we can hold the argument that the discipline itself is responsible for many new ideas, methods, and materials that soon filter down to the pleasure angler and become mainstream. I was fortunate enough to have participated in the World Bank Masters at Farmoor Reservoir on March 12th and 13th organised by former World champion angler Iain Barr – an even that would attract the best … Read More Competition Fly Fishing – World Bank Masters | Farmoor Reservoir
The new season is always an exciting time, we are filled with enthusiasm and expectations that this year we will be our year, we hope that more and bigger fish are just the next cast away… But early season reservoir trout fishing can be prone to changes. The problem is the reality rarely lives up to our expectations, we arrive at our chosen water; Ravensthorpe Reservoir in Northamptonshire with the aim of targeting resident overwintered … Read More Early Season Reservoir Trout Fishing
I don’t fish small still waters regularly, however, when I do; I like it to be for a particular purpose, targeting a large brown, or in this case attempting to catch a big Tiger Trout. A Tiger Trout is a sterile, intergeneric hybrid of the brown trout (Salmo trutta) and the brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis). It is an anomaly in the wild, The cross itself is unusual in that the parents are members of different genera. There are very few waters that … Read More Top Tips on Catching Large Tiger Trout!
Fish become accustomed to the same lures, and there is no doubt that all patterns lose their effectiveness especially if everyone is using exactly the same fly. You need something to set your fly patterns apart, to induce the fish to take. This is one of the reasons why as a Fulling Mill Ambassador, I’m constantly developing new fly patterns in order to provide anglers with the best flies to catch that memorable fish. 12 … Read More Developing new fly patterns – The thought process and testing…
Fulling Mill Ambassador Rob Edmunds, is largely renown for his ability to catch plentiful numbers of fish, but he is also a dab hand at targeting the larger more resident trout the Midlands reservoirs hold… Here he has put together a selection of Top Tips for catching large brown trout that are quite often elusive to many… The lure of large grown on fish, especially catching large brown trout at the peak of their physical … Read More Catching large brown trout – Top Tips from Rob Edmunds
Over the last 3 or 4 years I’ve witnessed changes on the reservoir and match scene, most competitions are now won on top of the water methods, dries, washing line etc as a result I have had to re-evaluate my own tackle and methods in order to remain competitive – a stiff #8 weight rod just isn’t sensitive enough to fish size 14 dries – hooks bend out, leaders snap and you find yourself pulling … Read More Light fishing tackle on Reservoirs