England

The Chalkstream Diaries - A Mild November

Alex Jardine continues his monthly column taking a first stab of the winter at some fly fishing for pike and shares news of the National Rivers Final for the England Youth Fly Fishing Association held on the Lower Itchen. ... Full story

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 38: The New Frontier

Throughout this series, I have tried to bring a glimpse of what is going on at the frontier of fly fishing for trout & grayling, though have not really explored other developments, such as fly fishing for other species and, notably, salt water. I do very little of the latter and there are far more experienced fly fishers in these areas to broadcast what is going on. ... Full story

The Muddler Minnow and Lessons Learned in Fly Fishing

One of the greatest pleasures in my life is teaching people how to enjoy themselves. As a fly fishing and fly tying instructor I take folks out of their comfort zone to experience not only the great outdoors, but something that will exhilarate, absorb, and ultimately bring satisfaction and a sense of calm in this sometimes crazy world. ... Full story

Can the Exe see a 64lb Salmon once more?

Netsmen who fish Devon's River Exe have agreed to a conservation deal aimed at restoring the stocks of what was one of England’s best salmon rivers. The river has long been a favourite for anglers but its most famous salmon was caught in the estuary by a netsman called Richard Voysey in 1924. It weighed 64 lb. ... Full story

Book Review: Keeper by Martin Donovan

Subtitled - "A Life Amongst Fishes and Those Who Catch Them", this book from Test river-keeper Martin "Donny" Donovan", is a collection of amusing and delightful anecdotes from a lifetime spent living around and working on the river, sprinkled with encounters of the various characters met along the way. ... Full story

South Coast Sea Trout Action Plan Launched

The South Coast Sea Trout Action Plan has been developed by the Environment Agency, Wild Trout Trust and Atlantic Salmon Trust with the common goal of improving sea trout stocks on the south coast of England. The plan was launched at a meeting of stakeholders and interested parties recently in Arundel, West Sussex. ... Full story

The Hardy Tyne Fishing Festival - 25th September

Could this be the best chance of catching a salmon in 2011? For one day only, the owners of fishing on the River Tyne have donated rods for anyone to take on 25th September. ... Full story

England Ladies Win Gold Hands Down in Fly Fishing Home International

The Angling Trust’s England Lady Fly Fishers stormed to an emphatic win over Scotland and Wales at Bewl Water in Kent on Thursday 26th of May, their 110lb 3.5oz total catch more than doubling the 55lb 1oz of second placed Wales. ... Full story

Mayfly

Once in a while something comes across the editors desk here at Fish&Fly that really makes my day. Today my fishing friends it is a trailer for a fishing video. Not much new in that you may say BUT this is homegrown UK talent at last catching up to the USA. I am excited and so should you be. ... Full story

The Sweet William Fly and Norman Greenwood

We anglers are some of the nicest, most helpful and cheeriest people you could ever wish to meet by the waterside. Well most of us anyway! Once in a while one person stands head and shoulders above us all. Sadly, a few years ago we lost that character. ... Full story

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