Casting for Recovery holds its 10th retreat at Kimbridge

Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, the medical fly fishing programme for ladies who have, or have had breast cancer, held its 46th retreat...

A History of Salmon Fishing on the River Thurso

What the book cover says: This book traces the history of salmon fishing on the river Thurso in Scotland from 1700 to the present day....
The Roll-Cast Pick-Up

The Roll-Cast Pick-Up

Published in: Members ArticlesThe Roll-Cast Pick-UP When visiting stillwaters, I quite often see beginners retrieving far too much fly line through the rod tip. This invariably results in far too many false casts to try and get a sufficient amount of fly line back out through the rod tip rod to load and deliver the…
Traumatised By Tailing Loops?

Traumatised By Tailing Loops?

Published in: Members ArticlesTraumatised By Tailing Loops? Often wrongly referred to as wind knots in the leader, tailing loops are a common problem that affect many anglers as they progress from beginner to intermediate.  A tailing loop is where the top of the fly line crosses the bottom of it twice when casting, resulting in…

Trout released to boost North East rivers

Source: Environment Agency The Environment Agency has released more than 8,000 young trout into North East rivers to give stocks a boost. The trout – bred...

Pebble Mine Loses 4th Major Backer – Action needed by Friday 29th June

Source: Sportsmans Alliance 4 Alaska Pebble Mine recently lost its 4th major financial backer as First Quantum Minerals decided to walk away from the proposed...
Casting for recovery in Sussex

Casting for Recovery holds its first retreat in East Sussex

Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, the medical fly fishing programme for ladies who have, or have had breast cancer, held its first ever...
Spider Fishing

Spider Fishing

Published in: Members ArticlesSpider fishing Spider fishing's tradition goes back century's.  The origins of the simple north country spider wet fly pattern – often referred to as the ‘soft hackle’ fly – can be traced back to early 19th Century Yorkshire, when descriptions appeared in an 1807 manuscript by Ilkley farmer John Swarbrick.  But it…
A shad

Have you seen a Shad?

Source: Natural Resources Wales This month, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is asking people for their help to record sightings of a rare fish found in...
Fly fishing for Kingfish

Fly fishing for Kingfish

Published in: Members ArticlesFly Fishing for Kingfish in Sydney Harbour King for a day!  I had made the journey once again to other side of the world, and this time round, I was not going to miss the opportunity to hook up with Justin Duggan (JD) from ”Sydney Fly Fishing” . Justin made the booking…