James Chetham Black Gnat

Stephen Cheetham searches for his roots this month and comes up with a fly fishing ancestor that dates back to the late 16th century with a literary background and plenty of fishing tips and fly dressings!

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.

The Dangerous World of the Atlantic Salmon

NASF’s latest depiction of the world of the Atlantic salmon shows the safe areas for salmon where the fish are protected by agreements with commercial fishermen. Unfortunately, there are also red spots on the map. These show the areas where mixed-stock fisheries continue to endanger wild salmon.

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.

Product Focus : Patagonia Men’s Guidewater Pants

The current range of Patagonia clothing suitable for fly fishing is growing and new products continue to be developed every season to tempt us. We put their Men's Guidewater Pants (that's trousers to you and me!) through their paces recently to see if they lived up to the claim of being suitable for both fishing and casual wear.

Brit opens up the amazing fishing of the Amazon rainforest to fly anglers

A British angler is opening up the gateway for anglers to fish with fly and lures for the world class, record-breaking sport fish of the Amazon Rainforest.

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.

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 37: Leader to Hand

Regular readers know that I have been fishing a lot with what I term 'leader-to-hand' in recent years. Indeed, other than on small rivers, I very seldom use fly line at all any more.

Catching the mighty Mahseer on the fly

The Mahseer is rightly famous as a superb gamefish and they can also be caught by fly fishers too as this report on a new world record catch proves.

Hardy & Greys introduce Fly Fishing Team England 2011

During a recent event hosted at Rutland Water, Hardy & Greys, sponsor of Team England for the second year running introduced the current years teams to the press and presented them with their team kits.