Changing Seasons -Autumn thoughts

  Another salmon season has drawn to an end as I walked out to fish on the Middle Torridge. On arrival I realize I had arrived too late as the river was up and coloured with flotillas of leaves floating down stream. As I am there I decide to fish anyway but have little confidence as I work my way down casting across favorite lies with little hope of a salmon locating the fly. Time has run out on this season all too quickly. Leaves collected in riverside eddies a rich variation of browns, gold’s and yellows those green shoots ...
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EXE VALLEY – TALKING TROUT

The salmon season over it was time to head off for a days Still-water Trout Fishing and hopefully put a bend in the rod. I was joining Wistlandpound Fly Fishing Club to compete in their Rogers And Guard Shield Competition at Exe Valley Fishery. I can well remember Gordon Rogers who was one of the club members the shield was named after. Gordon was a Fishery Bailiff with the River Authorities of the 1970’s and a real character who many local anglers will have fond memories of. The competition was due to start at 10:00am and I intended to get ...
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FIsh Trail Film – With IFCA

Last year I joined with IFCA and Wiseman Productions to make a short film on fishing on the North Devon Coast. The date coincided with a bitter East Wind but with help from fellow CMSAC members Kevin Legge, Callum Gove and James Hunter we managed some success. The project was funded by the EU COSME programme and D&S IFCA who promote a conservation-minded approach to angling. To view visit the link below. http://fishtrail.org/video-gallery/ ...
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Mullet Fishing all year – a challenge!

Many thanks to Combe Martin SAC member Daniel Welch who sent me this excellent article about his challenge to land a mullet in every month of the year. 5lb 2oz mullet October 2016 In October last year I had a great session on the mullet some of the best mullet fishing I have ever had for quantity and quality including one over the magic 5lb mark. Shortly after this I set myself a challenge to catch a reasonable sized mullet from the same location every month of the year. A challenge that I have now completed it in style. It ...
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FISHING FOR LIFE AT BLAKEWELL

Jeff Pearce Blakewells resident Instructor sent me this short article on a project to help those with breast cancer. ‘Fishing for Life’ Organisation come to Blakewell ‘Fishing for Life’ is an organization, which provides fly, fishing sessions for people who all have one thing in common – breast cancer. The organisation formed back in 2007 after learning how fly fishing techniques had been proven to be very beneficial to build up tissues and muscle for anyone suffering from breast cancer. On the 6th September I had the pleasure of being invited along to the launch of their North Devon & ...
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