Fly Fishing Holiday

After considering the ramifications of three blanks on the trot, and the realisation that the August nights cutting in are going to seriously hinder my fly fishing chances for the reminder of the season, I thought about a fly fishing holiday to try and get away from it all whilst chancing my arm at a more exotic quarry.

Searching for fly fishing holiday options provides the angler with a wealth of options to cast a fly in just about any corner of the globe. A fishing holiday abroad could involve freshwater Salmon in Canada or giant saltwater Trevally around Christmas Island. The British fly fishing holiday options for the holiday angler could be equally challenging as I have yet to experience the delights of wild brown trout on a chalk stream, or a hard fighting fresh run on the world famous River Tweed.

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Probably, The Worst Fly Fisherman In The World

Over the course of the last week the lack of sunlight and lower temperatures renewed my faith in my own ability to catch Rainbow Trout on the fly. Armed with a selection of flies carefully selected after reading the angling reports in ‘Trout Fisherman’ I embarked on three fishing trips across the north of England.

After stocking up with ample supplies of Black Buzzer’s, Cat’s Whiskers, Daddy Longlegs, Orange Fritz, Sedges and Damsel’s I thought I couldn’t fail. I got a few tips from Sport Fishing at After all, ninety percent of the successful fly fisherman over the past month seemed to have used one of these patterns with success. Whereas the ten pound monster that I crave may remain elusive I was confident that this colourful portfolio of fly fishing patterns would at the very least return a brace pre venue, and maybe just one bag limit.

The three venues for the week were the two highly regarded Northumberland fly fishing venues of Sweethope Loughs, Langley Dam plus the compact Clay Lane Farm Fishery in Cheshire. Each three trips went in exactly the same way:

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Danebridge Fishery

Danebridge Fisheries, near the village of Wincle, close to Macclesfield is a popular fly fishery in Cheshire. Danebridge Fishery boasts a spring fed single 2.25 acre lake with a fisherman’s hut to provide shelter on rainy days that has good facilities. At weekends, even in the winter months, the fishery can get busy so call (01260) 227293 to reserve your place on the bank in advance.

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Buzzer Fishing Fly

The Buzzer Fishing Fly is increasingly popular with trout fisherman, particularly with the widespread adoption of bite indicators. Buzzers hatch every day… with a few exceptions, so this approach to fly fishing should be an option for anyone who wants to catch fish. Fly Fishing with a Bite Indicator is growing in popularity due to the effectiveness of the Buzzer Fishing Fly.

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