Summer time reservoir fishing can be seriously hit and miss. High daytime temperatures can completely put the fish off feeding, and almost any method could draw a blank. But there are a number of fly fishing tactics you can try to tempt a take. Recently, Kieron Jenkins spent the day at Farmoor Reservoir putting these top tips to the test… Fish early or late in the day, if you can… Not all of us can, but … Read More 5 Top Tips on Summer Time Reservoir Fishing
As we move into summer evening fishing on rivers really comes into its own. Fish tend to seek cover and hide away during the long hot days, particularly in low water. They will choose to feed in the late evening when temperatures are cooler and available insects are at their maximum. I also believe that fish feel safer in the evening the lower light levels make them less visible and daytime predators (mostly birds) are … Read More Summer Evening Fishing – Top 6 Trout Flies
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…
I’ve finally achieved a lifelong ambitions to catch a double figure “grown on” trout from all four of the Anglian Water reservoirs; it’s taken 25 years and hundreds of hours on the bank but the sense of achievement is second to none. I consider that most of my success comes down to planning and responding quickly when fry feeding happens and capitalising on these opportunities when they present themselves. Nothing stirs up my adrenaline more … Read More Get The Most Out Of Fry Feeders!
A heat wave all across central Europa has rendered many troutstreams and creeks unfishable. While some shallow stillwaters were on the edge of an ecological disaster, deeper reservoirs provided a safe haven for fish to survive both heat and drought. For us fly anglers, it’s crucial to practice self limitation for the good of the fish. Even proper catch and release practices might not help if the water is simply too warm and the level … Read More Going Big on Thermocline