Summer of 1957. Holiday with family in our caravan on Rushey Hill site near Newhaven. I was 7 and used to go fishing with an elderly gentleman I knew as Mr Puffin (his tiny caravan, with a bag of stinking squid underneath as a rule, was called 'Puffin'. He gave me a rod he had made from a tank...
I fished Toft Newton many times in the 1980s and now am considering moving to the area. There appear to be some chalk streams in the area - does anyone know if there is any river trout fishing in the area?
I'm intending to fish Carsington Water over the next couple of weeks. I've done a little boat fishing at Chew and Farmoor but still consider myself to be very much of a beginner. If anyone is fishing Carsington soon and wouldn't mind me tagging along and sharing the cost of the boat, I'd welcome...
That's the tourist trap talk. Loads of carp fishing in the lakes, but the so called Category 1 waters are absolutely devoid of brown trout, stocked with ragged tailed rainbows which are cleaned out by bait fishers within a couple of days.
Problem is that on the day after stocking, banks are shoulder to shoulder with bait fishers all trying to get the cost of their carte de peche back in trout for the freezer. Nothing left after 3 or 4 days.
I live near St Yrieix la Perche and have been unsuccessfully searching for some decent river fly fishing for some time. Any advice would be much appreciated. All the rivers near me seem to be devoid of fish, probably because the locals kill everything they catch except carp.
Looking for a good quality cassette reel for 7wt line with at least 3 spools in total. I have 2 lovely Battenkill Disk reels, both in pouches 5/6 and 7/8 to trade. Also looking for spare spool for an original Orvis Hydros for 3wt line.
Just received this pack Fly Fishing Chest Bag Lightweight Chest Pack from Maxcatch.
Have not used it yet but have given it a really good inspection and can report that it is really well thought out and well made from what appear to be good quality materials.
In my opinion it is incredible value...