With the start of the new season fastly approaching now is a good time to dig out and dust off the dry fly box, here, Fred Bainbridge – England National Rivers Champion – reveals his 6 essential dry flies for the whole river season. Plenty of anglers spend the winter evenings retying their favourite dries but for many, myself included, we find ourselves busy doing other things and often deferring it until it’s too late… … Read More 6 Essential dry flies for the entire River Season
The Western Loughs opened their doors for us on Thursday, February 15th and let’s get this straight; it is not fishing for the faint-hearted! I am looking at the long-range forecast as I write and with a few sessions booked in for the boats, the weather is looking Baltic! Because of conditions like this, February and early March is not every fly angler’s cup of tea and most prefer to wait until after Paddy’s Day … Read More Early Season trout fishing on the Loughs of Ireland
The holiday season is definitely ‘fishing season’ for anglers, once Christmas is out of the way may fishermen head to their local still waters for some post Xmas fun, here are Simon Robinson’s top tips to catch more fish on Small waters this winter. Whilst I now devote the vast majority of my time to river fishing, I do still enjoy my time on the Still waters. as rivers are often out of sorts during … Read More Top Tips to catch more fish on Small Waters in Winter
New Zealand is one of the most incredible trout fishing destinations in the world. It consistently provides giant brown trout along with rainbows that are more akin to steelhead on the West Coast of North America. The crystal clear waters and spectacular dry fly opportunities make the long journey to the other side of the world more than worthwhile. The stunning landscape and plethora of non-fishing activities that can be done in New Zealand make … Read More Fly Fishing in New Zealand, Essential Fly Patterns.
Once the Mayfly extravaganza is over, it does seem that some days the fishing is ‘hard’ on the rivers, here are my go to barbless river flies for summer fishing. You will hear that the brown trout or grayling stop feeding, but this is something of a myth. Like us, fish have to feed, the difference is that they become selective, picky and suspicious. For a while, this can be frustrating but you have to … Read More Top 10 Barbless River flies for this Summer
Rob Waddington tends to talk extremely highly of Rutland water, the quality of the trout fishing and the fish themselves gets him all worked up – and we can see why! Read his blog and thoughts about Rutland Water. Rutland Water is a vast natural-looking reservoir which we fly fishers refer to as a lake. Since 1976 when it first opened, Rutland has matured to a beautiful leisure resource with world-class birdwatching, Sailing, cycling and … Read More The Special Trout of Rutland Water