For those of you that have picked up a fly rod, or bought a fishing magazine in the last 30 years, you would certainly have heard of Reservoir expert and Fulling Mill Ambassador Rob Edmunds. Here he gives us an insight into fly fishing on Grafham water, its history and an acumen on targeting trout feeding on Killer Shrimp. Grafham’s History When Grafham Water opened in 1966 few could imagine the effect it would have … Read More Targeting Trout feeding on Killer Shrimp at Grafham Water
Autumn is our favourite time of the year, the Stillwater trout become aggressive and start to hit the fry, packing on weight in anticipation of winter and here are our 5 top tips on fishing fry patterns. About Stillwater ‘Fry’ Our Stillwaters and reservoirs are home to an abundance of food, from insects like buzzers, olives, and sedge to sticklebacks, perch and roach fry. These coarse fish provide our trout with a protein-packed food source. … Read More 5 Top tips for Fishing Fry Patterns on Stillwaters
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.
Every generation seems to produce a classic pattern that devastates fish stocks from small still waters to reservoirs, In the 1980’s it was the Booby, the 1990’s The Humungous, 2000’s The Blob etc… I’ve seen the future and boldly make a prediction that “The Snake Fly” will be the next modern classic. I will go so far and say that every angler should own at least 6 snake patterns (2 x booby versions and 2 … Read More The Snake Fly Generation?
Escape to the hills, 7 top tips on wet fly fishing for Wild brown trout on upland lakes. Whilst stocked lowland trout fisheries struggle during the warm summer months, our upland lakes, lochs, tarns, llyns and reservoirs are usually on song due to their cooler elevated setting. In this blog post Fishtec’s Online Marketing Manager Ceri Thomas gives us 7 tips on how to fish his favourite venues – wild brown trout stillwaters in the … Read More 7 Top Tips on Wet Fly Fishing for Wild Brown Trout
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