There is nothing better than an autumn salmon… As the end of the season quickly approaches, the leaves on the trees begin to change colour and the darker nights draw in. Not only a great time for salmon, but it makes for some stunning views over the river. None more so than when your favourite pool is holding a few fish after a good spate. It’s days like these that cause the confidence levels to soar and … Read More Autumn Salmon, fly fishing for the Silver Tourist.
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
The Zelda salmon fly has been one of our most popular of 2017, with many Salmon falling victim to these flies all over the world. We have spoken to its designer, Kjartan Antonsson, and have the full history of the range below. The History of the Zelda Salmon Fly I initially tried the Zelda in 1999. The first time I fished Zelda, got 10 takes and landed 6 salmon. At this moment I knew I … Read More The History of the Zelda Salmon Fly
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.
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…
Summer Salmon fishing can be a funny old sport at times, can’t it? I mean, you spend all week or sometimes a year preparing for your trip and if the salmon don’t want to play then even the best anglers will struggle. The same can be said for a recent trip to fish the majestic Aberdeenshire River Dee in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. The pools were alive with fresh run grilse and … Read More Unconventional methods for Summer Salmon