Returning to Fly Fishing (thanks to Boris and Covid-19)

From the age of 12 to the birth of our first-born I was a regular visitor to trout fisheries. I was a member of an angling club on the River Ribble and a member of a syndicate with fishing on the North Tyne. My job took me across the UK and I always get a fly-fishing outfit in the back of my car to sample the local fisheries wherever I was. When not working I spent many an hour trying to entice a trout, sea trout or salmon with an artificial fly. I never thought a day would come where I had to consider returning to fly fishing.

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Bessy Beck Fly Fishing

Bessy Beck Fishery in Cumbria attracts anglers from right cross the north of England and beyond. The water is arguably at its best first thing in the morning and later in the evening when an abundant natural insect life is evident to trout fisherman. A trip to Bessy Beck Fly Fishing won’t disappoint.

It is easy to find, located 10 minutes or so from junction 38 of the M6 at Tebay. You’ll find it well signposted on the A685 on the way to Kirkby Stephen. There are decent facilities, with toilets and a small tackle shop. The car park is big enough to accommodate anglers and the venue is always well looked after. The banks are regularly mown and their is enough room to get a cast in around every lake. Not all venues give you a warm welcome but you are assured of a smiling face from the owners.

Bessy Beck Fly Fishing

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Pennine Fishery

Pennine Fishery in Lancashire is rightly regarded as one of the premier fly fishing venues in the north of England for those anglers seeking to catch the fish of a lifetime.

It is plentifully stocked with both rainbow trout and brown trout in excess of 20lb. The fishery record at Pennine Trout Fishery stands at a mammoth 29lb for Rainbow Trout and 25lb 1oz for Brown Trout!

Pennine Fishery
Pennine Trout Fishery – Pennine Fishery

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Kielder Water

Kielder Water in Northumberland is the largest man made reservoir in Europe and at first glance is a rather daunting choice for fly fishing in Northumberland.

Fly Fishing at Kielder
Fly Fishing at Kielder

With over 2,700 acres of water one could assume that locating the wild brown trout and stocked rainbow trout in this awesome fishery is a challenge. This is not the case.

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Fishing Tackle Equipment and Clothing

Fishing on a budget is easy to do with John Norris. Find many fishing tackle items at a discounted price. Some of the fishing tackle is up to 60% off.

Check out the bargain deals under the bargain tab. You will find quality fishing rods below other stores costs. The same fishing rod only not the same price. Put your hard earned money that you save towards something else by shopping at John Norris. Salmon and trout rods are offered as are spinning rods and fly fishing rods. Find your favorite brand such as Daiwa, Loop, Partridge, Pflueger, and Shakespeare in the bargain area. Excellent deals also on Greys, Hardy, and Sage rods.

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John Norris of Penrith

John Norris of Penrith has provided great service to fly fishermen for decades. The beautifully produced catalogues that arrive through my door regulrarly throughout the fly fishing season never fail to entertain me. For hours I will ponder a significant purchase such as a new Sage rod or a more modest gadget that will help to improve my haul. The mail order service is excellent and customer service a joy. The wealth of advice available from the skilled team of angling experts at John Norris of Penrith stands out from that available at other fly fishing shops.

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Orvis Fly Fishing

Orvis Fly Fishing equipment is used the world over. Orvis Fly Fishing tackle and equipment is renowned for the quality of the craftsmenship, the variety of choice and its technical performance. The company was founded in Manchester, Vermont, USA in 1856. Since then outdoor enthusiasts and fly fishing exponents across the globe have been caught by the Orvis Fly Fishing bug.

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Liverpool Fly Fishers

Liverpool Fly Fishers is open to anyone in the Liverpool business community who shares the love of fly fishing. The objective of Liverpool Fly Fishers is to bring good people to the river bank to build business networks whilst enjoying great fishing, food and craic. Fly Fishing has been referred to as the new golf in terms of its ability to bring businesses together for enjoyable networking and a great days sport.

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