We’re extremely pleased to announce that Paul Clydesdale is now a Fulling Mill Ambassador and we have a selection of new pike flies to offer! Now living in Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, Paul started fly fishing at the age of 11 and picked up a bobbin holder around the same time. The first flies he tied were for trout, slowly progressing into more sophisticated salmon patterns, for the spare rivers of Ayrshire. These days most of … Read More New Pike Flies from Fulling Mill Ambassador, Paul Clydesdale.
I have been fishing for pike on the fly since I was a child. I have really found a passion for pike fishing over the last few years though and have been fortunate enough to have some great results. It is a large part of my winter guiding as well, it’s evident that it’s a very fast growing area of our sport. What makes it even more exciting is that tackle companies have recognised this … Read More Pike Fishing on Chew Valley Reservoir with Ben Bangham
The Netherlands is frequently associated with polders; these are thousands of shallow canals that run through streets and around the houses. This is illustrated by the English saying: “God created the world but the Dutch created Holland”… especially for anglers! During the winter, fly fishing for pike is famous in the Dutch polders, and numerous big pike are caught literally off the streets! Unlike late-autumn where the pike often ambush roach, perch, and rudd in the … Read More Fly Fishing for Pike on the Streets of the Netherlands
On Sunday I was lucky enough, along with three of my Glasgow Angling Centre workmates, to be invited along to go pike fishing on a private Estate Loch in deepest Dumfriesshire. There isn’t a great deal known about the Loch’s inhabitants so we were aiming to hopefully see what was down there. For those who know anything about pike fishing will know that they thrive on neglect, so a visit to a relatively unfished water is always exciting. … Read More Pike Fishing with the Glasgow Angling Centre Team
Summer can be a difficult time for reservoir anglers, the hot humid weather means that trout are often not feeding during the hottest part of the day, leaving many of us feeling disillusioned, often retreating to the bar for welcome refreshment. Over the last 10 years I have resisted this temptation and have turned my attention to fish that I could catch. Having grown up with a rod in my hand, fishing rivers and lakes … Read More Reservoir Predator Fishing
I have been throwing a pike fly for more than a decade now, and have always found it difficult to find well tied commercial flies that are man enough for pike fishing. As such, I usually have to tie up my own patterns, but time and family commitments mean I am now getting less and less free time at the vice. Recently I came across the Fulling Mill guides’ choice boxed pike fly selection whist browsing online, and they … Read More Guide’s Choice Pike Fly Selection – Review