Bewl Water fly fishery in Kent is a massive 770 acre fishing venue set in lovely countryside and is still regarded by many as one of the UKâ€™s leading fly fisheries. Located just of the A21 south of Lamberhurst, Bewl Water is within easy reach of most anglers in the south east of England.
Rib Valley Fishing Lakes is a great fishery in Hertfordshire that is open all year round to both fly fisherman and coarse fishing anglers. With one 12 acre trout lake and 2 adjacent coarse fishing lakes this is the ideal venue for cross discipline days of fishing with friends. The excellent facilities and well kept foliage are complemented with a golf course and even an art centre and farm shop.
Kingfisher Trout Lakes in Herefordshire is a very popular venue with local fly fishing enthusiasts.
This smart and tidy venue offers good sport. Popular fishing flies at Kingfisher Trout Lakes include Buzzers, Damsel and Daddies.
Avington Trout Fishery in Hampshire is arguably one the most important fly fishing venues in the United Kingdom. With excellent facilities and an enviable reputation for quality fishing Avington Trout Fishery has become a byword for quality in angling circles.
Woolaston Court Trout Lakes fisheries in Gloucestershire is found on the main A48 Gloucester to south Wales road and is only fifteen minuted drive from the Severn Bridge. The venue offers 3 lakes with almost 5 acres of spring fed fishing in some stunning countryside with excellent views of the Cotswolds.
Chigboro Fishery in Essex is a popular Troutmasters water with excellent facilities including a licensed lodge and restaurant. Open from March 9th through to February 17th this venue offers superb fishing almost all year round. This is one of the few stillwaters in the area that features Salmon in addition to the challenges of Brown Trout, Blue Trout and Rainbow Trout. The largest Rainbow at this venue weighed in at an impressive 19lb 12oz, although the average catch is normally around 2lb 8oz.
I have recently discovered a new item of fishing tackle that I can no longer be without. It makes my fishing more enjoyable and has made my fly fishing trips more successful. Modern technology is often criticised by angling purists, but this innovation will improve your catch rate and make your day more relaxing than ever before.
The Cats Whisker Fishing Fly is one of the most popular trout fishing flies.
Despite owning hundreds of fishing flies it always seems that a few tried and tested patterns remain successful and popular year after year. Thinking of this led me to think of the ten most useful fishing flies in my fly box and raised two questions:
- Can you rely on only 10 essential fishing flies and still have a happy and successful season?
- Which 10 essential fishing flies would you have in your fly box?
January is a bad enough month for the fly fisherman. The generally miserable weather and likelihood that your local venue will be frozen up is depressing enough but at sometime in the month it will probably get worse. This is the month when the stillwaters who partake in the prestigious ‘Troutmasters’ competition, organised by Trout Fisherman magazine, announce the dates for their annual ‘fish off’s’. This is therefore the month when your friends who were fortunate enough to receive a coveted ‘Troutmasters’ badge last year are invited to try and reach the UK final. To do this they must win a ‘Fish off’ at the fly fishing venue where they won their Troutmasters Badge.