One on my bucket list was fishing for the large Grayling and Trout in Europe, I’d heard many a story about Poland, Czech Republic, Iceland and several other venues but when I was asked if I wanted a trip to Bosnia then I jumped at the chance. For those that haven’t taken a trip abroad then it’s worthwhile booking through one of the “destination” fly companies. Ours was organised through Aardvark Mcleod hosted by Funky … Read More Fly Fishing Bosnia, the Aardvark Mcleod Experience.
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 the time many anglers here in the United Kingdom pack their bags and head off to destinations abroad in the search of fine weather and good fishing. Here are a few of my tips on preparing for fly fishing trips abroad. When I come to getting prepared for fly fishing trips abroad, there is no better feeling than being organised. It takes all the stress and worries from the ‘what if’ and ‘have I’ … Read More 6 Tips on Preparing for Fly Fishing Trips Abroad
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
Yesterday I had the pleasure of sharing a boat at Draycote Water with the one and only Steve Cullen with anticipation of fry feeders. For once we weren’t shooting an article or practising for a competition, we were just going fishing, and in relatively good conditions! After a quick chat with the fishery staff, we set off towards Rainbow Corner. I set up my 10ft Sage Pulse with a 12ft slow tip and a couple of Fulling Mill hoppers with a … Read More Fry Feeders at Draycote Water
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.