Thanks! Are they sensitive to the time of day? When I saw them it was dusk, but I assume it’s just the coincidence of high tide being at dusk that caused that.
Might try bait fishing just to open an account. I’ll get some black and peacocks and that book too. They were amazing to see.
I'm from Braunton, in North Devon, and visiting my mother a few weeks ago I went for a walk at high tide that passed the confluence of the Caen and Knowl water (the Caen sort of steps down an artificial slope and goes from being a small river to an estuary).
The water was absolutely boiling...
Hi Wayne - I went but didn't managed to fish. I think your mate's tip is a good one though, down from the friendly spirit is by a park then the river becomes slow/canalised; above it looks like perfect trout water, walking down it. It was family commitments that prevented me, I'm hoping to head...
Very interesting - thank you! Can fishing rights be held in common (that's sort of a joke).
Are the waters you refer to in the last para ("there is a lot of good water (not just tiny headwaters)") the Chalk, Weir and Farley waters mentioned in the penultimate para?
Good to know about...
Some of the upper part runs through NPA owned land if I am reading this map right https://www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/about-us/open-data/land-and-assets
As another poster said poaching is free (and I’ll suggest low risk up there - the NPA doesn’t appear to sell permits?). Dunno if it’s...
Some of the farmers are fine to have you fish if you are staying in their campsites, bnbs etc - I doubt they’d turn down a tenner if you rang up. Eg https://riscombe.co.uk/amenities-at-riscombe-farm-exmoor/fishing-in-the-area/ mention fishing and https://www.westermill.com/camping.html kids...
I bought a kit with materials and regret it. I fish small streams and the materials were mostly for big reservoiry patterns.
I'm no expert but whilst that kit looks smart
There's no hair stacker
I'd personally rather have one pair of hackle pliers and two bobbin holders than vice-versa
Recent catch returns on the Fish Pass app are unpromising. Only the four most recent returns seem to be shown but:
Four brown trout