Fading Silver

It’s almost Mid-May and the evenings are long with dusk now lingering well past 9.00pm. I always seem to be caught out not fully appreciating the onset of Summer realizing all too soon that it’s getting towards the longest day and that those days will once again start to shorten. In the words of that Pink Floyd song; Staying home to watch the rain You are young and life is long And there is time to kill today And then one day you find Ten years have got behind you No one told you when to run You missed the ...

Out of Minehead – Ray and hounds with CMSAC

After several aborted trips due to bad weather it was good to eventually get back out to sea on a Combe Martin SAC boat trip out of Minehead with Steve Webber skipper of Osprey Charters. As a club we have been fishing with Steve for many years a skipper who has provided us with some exciting fishing trips over the decades. On this day we had six anglers on board two of which are good friends who kindly came along filling vacant places left by club members who could not make the trip. The forecast for once promised calm seas, ...

The flyfishing season is off to a promising start at the Arundell..

Lots of wild brown trout in our rivers, mayfly are hatching, the countryside is beautiful and the forecast for the weekend is looking fantastic.... The flyfishing season is off to a promising start at the Arundell.. After one of the wettest winters on record, penty of wild brown trout are being caught, and unsurprisingly with high water, the smaller tributaries have fished the best. In the high flows, nymph fishing has been the most productive, but increasing fly hatches are now bringing fish up to take dry flies. We expect the Mayflies to peak by the end of May, with ...

RIVERWOODS SCREENING AT LYNMOUTH

The next showing of the Riverwoods Film is at Lynmouth National Park Centre. It will be followed by a presentation by myself that will include a focus upon the River East Lyn and its declining salmon population ...

WIMBLEBALL FASTMAIL PAIRS MATCH

Great turnout for our Fastmail pairs competition over the weekend. Winners were Martin Williams & Darren Blackburn who recorded a total weight including time bonus of 40lb 11ozs. 2nd place went to Andrew Gooding & Paul who recorded a weight of 37lb 13ozs. 3rd place went to Wayne Thomas & Matt Kingdom with a bag weight of 32lb 8ozs. Thanks to all the anglers for your support... Calm waters greeted Matt Kingdom, myself and other competitors as we assembled for the 2024 Fastmail Pairs Match at Wimbleball Reservoir. A day out on Wimbleball with good friend and experienced Fly angler ...
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