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.
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.
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
Fly fishing on the big reservoirs in the UK has become more and more popular among Belgian and other continental fly fishers, with most of the boat tactics and reservoir trout flies coming from Great-Britain. A nation with more than 100 years of experience in fly fishing. My boat angling roots came from fishing at Grafham in the beginning of 1990’s. Since then, nearly every month I am coming to the UK to ‘tackle’ the … Read More Top 5 Reservoir Trout Flies from Belgian angler, Guido Vinck.
March is a wonderful month here in the UK with many reservoirs opening their doors from their winter breaks and the brown trout river season gets under way… River anglers are lucky that many rivers around the UK are inhabited by grayling and are able to fish through the winter months. Unfortunately, with the terrible weather through the end of 2015 most anglers fly rods have been locked away and fly boxes have been topped … Read More Fulling Mill’s Top 7 Early Season Brown Trout River Flies
A big thank you to Fulling Mill for their generous sponsorship of our Anti Rhino Poaching Charity Flyfishing event, fished on Hiddendale the stunning private trout farm just outside of Dullstroom. 35 anglers had the choice of fishing 3 dams and several km’s of the Lunsklip River, using the Penny Black mystery fly, 54 fish hooked and surprisingly only 18 landed. The winning fish was a 56 cm hen fish weighing 6 pounds, from Goose … Read More Fulling Mill Sponsor Charity Event