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 also tried there hand at fly tying and you could also get loads of information about fishing locally – Jane from Get Hooked was giving away their latest guides, all of the South West Lakes Trust information was available and the chaps from Salmon and Trout Conservation (UK) were on hand. In addition you could have a try with the latest tackle from Orvis and Alan Riddell had a selection of his hand made, species specific rods on hand. Alan also had a wide range of exquisitely tied trout and salmon flies for sale.
A similar event will take place at the Cornwall and Devon Countryman’s Fair at Werrington Park near Launceston on 7 August if you fancy it.