Kennick Reservoir

Kennick Reservoir in Devon is one of the largest fisheries in the area with almost 50 acres of surface water to choose from. Rainbow Trout of around seven pounds are the norm rather than the exception which is one of the reasons for the popularity of this established fly fishing venue.

Some of the favoured patterns for fly fishing in Devon at Kennick Reservoir include Damsel Nymph’s, Diawl Bach’s, Montana Nyph’s and Buzzer’s.

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Bigland Trout Fishery

Bigland Trout Fishery in Cumbria offers good sport to trout anglers. With local Cumbrian anglers Buzzer’s, CDC’s, Damsels and Sedges often prove successful, particularly during the warmer summer months.

Fly fishing in Cumbria at Bigland Trout Fishery is a pleasure, with excellent facilities and a warm welcome for fisherman on their first trip to this popular venue.

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Witton Castle

Witton Castle fishery in Durham is one of my favourite venues, particularly in spring and autumn. The hard fighting Rainbow Trout often reach up to 18lb in weight and I am yet to experience another fishery with such robust fighters.

The Hare’s Ear is usually the fishing fly I turn to first when fly fishing in Durham at Witton Castle.

Witton Castle has a well stocked tackle shop to cope with almost every eventuality plus superb facilities and ample parking. The popularity of this venue amongst the local fly fishing community is best demonstrated on the opening day of the season when it is almost always full of anglers.

Other popular patterns include Black Buzzer’s, Olives, Damsels and Black Hopper’s.

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Jubilee Fishery

Jubilee Fishery in Durham is often the scene for an excellent days fishing. Rainbow Trout above 15lb are far from rare and this makes for a great day fly fishing in Durham.

Favourite flies include Hoppers, Buzzers, Shipman’s or Bloodworms. The Cat’s Whisker is popular here as is the case at most fisheries in the North East when fish can be found below the surface.

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