Wednesday, 27 April 2011

The Story so Far.

So the trout season is more than one month old here already. It has been a strange one so far. It hasn't felt like the start of the season it feels a bit like the high summer, dog days. Low river levels, flat calm lakes, suncream and seeking out the shade, this doesn't feel like April!

early April on the top of Bodmin Moor, more usually the scene for waterproofs and general grimness...

Nevertheless, unperturbed by the difficult fishing conditions we have been out and about on the hunt for the local trout and some early exploration on the coast for bass and mullet. 'It's a tough job, but...'! And we have had some success with nice wild brown trout from our reservoirs and plenty of hungry little fellas from what are left of our streams. These difficult conditions have meant that we have also had to be a little more imaginative in our pursuit of sport with some 'unconventional' fly fishing targets - more on that in a later blog.

In between fishing, sun bathing and ice creams we have been doing some fly casting tuition and some fly fishing guiding. The weather has been perfect for teaching with very little breeze to think about and warm water around the toes. When it has come to catching fish though a little perseverance has been required at times.

A nice fish, about to be returned to it's warm bath.

Any way that's it for now. Don't forget we have some courses coming up, a beginners day in June and a casting workshop in July, details on the courses page, if you want to know more just drop me a line.


Thursday, 21 April 2011


Did you miss us???!

I know it has been a while since you heard from us but we haven't been idle at Adventure Fly Fishing UK. For a start we have a brand new website, please take a look and let us know what you think. We have some new fishing venues for this season including exclusive access for guiding and teaching on a beautiful private lake on the edge of Exmoor, stocked with hard fighting rainbows, it is perfect for casting instruction and introducing newcomers to stillwater flyfishing. There are a couple of other exciting new venues as well, I will be writing about them in the very near future.

We have just published dates for Adventure Fly Fishing UK courses that are coming very soon. We have a beginners course planned for the 5th June, these courses were popular last year and we are back at Wistlandpound this year. Also as a result of some feedback last year from more experienced anglers, looking for an opportunity to sharpen their skills or to learn some new casts, this year we are holding casting workshops with the first one planned for the 9th July. You will find more details on the Courses page, should you want to find out more just drop me a line. We will be publishing dates for our popular saltwater fly fishing courses soon.

So I finally think we are ready for a fantastic season, teaching, guiding and FISHING. Bring it on!