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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Lake Trout Fishing Season Off to a Flyer!

Lake Trout Fishing Season Off to a Flyer!

Lake Trout Fishing Season Off to a Flyer! The South West Lakes Trust Trout fishing season has got off to a terrific start with all the venues producing some fantastic opening weekend sport. Kennick near Exeter produced a rod average of 7.6 fish per person. The largest...