River Dart Emergency Salmon Protection Byelaw

River Dart Emergency Salmon Protection Byelaw

You may know that there have been problems with diseased salmon and sea trout in the River Dart this season? As a result of these problems the Environment Agency has brought in an emergency byelaw that makes it illegal to retain any salmon.  Therefore all salmon...
Devon Show

Devon Show

Great day at the show yesterday, very wet day but still buzzing.  Chris Hall and his team of instructors (John from Kennick Fly Fishers and Mick from Orvis Exeter) helped over 60 people, mainly youngsters but also quite a few oldies, have a try at fly casting. Several...
Taw Catchment Conservation Volunteers

Taw Catchment Conservation Volunteers

River Conservation Volunteering – The Westcountry Rivers Trust is running three conservation sessions on the Langham Lake, a tributary of the River Taw.  The first session will take place on Thursday 19 May starting at 5.30pm.  This session will be an introduction to...
Kingfishers on the Carey

Kingfishers on the Carey

The beat details for Boldford Bridge on the river Carey have always stated that this was a good beat to spot a Kingfisher. In my experience you need a bit of luck to see one of these fantastic little birds and they often pop up when least expected so why would the...
2016 season finally underway…..

2016 season finally underway…..

A miserable start weather wise has meant that not many anglers have ventured out and those that did haven’t usually stayed long. Sport has been slow with low night time temperatures (and day time for that matter) allowing for only the occasional and sparsest of...
2016 Season

2016 Season

As usual, Christmas is over in a flash, the New Year is well underway and we feel very behind on getting ready for the coming season! At least we now have the 2016 Tokens in stock, they are valued at £3 each this season although this will not  make a great difference...
2015 Season Summary

2015 Season Summary

2015 Season Summary (17.11.2015 – to be updated) Westcountry Angling Passport At WRT we headed into 2015 with some trepidation, we had lost a number of beats from previous years and we could no longer afford to produce the printed brochure.  How would anglers manage...
Time to go fishing….. the mayfly are up!

Time to go fishing….. the mayfly are up!

If you haven’t been fishing yet, now is definitely the time to get out and about – the mayfly have finally started in earnest. The picture above is one of the many seen at Druxton on the Tamar (beat 19) late yesterday afternoon. By 5pm they had really got...
The Kingfisher Diaries

The Kingfisher Diaries

Some of you may have already seen this but local man and well travelled international angler, Will Martin, has a fortnightly column in the Western Morning News focused on exploring some of the best wild fishing beats in the region. The first diary was published in the...