Burton Springs Casting Clinic

Today saw me hosting a casting clinic at Burton Springs Fishery near Bridgwater in Somerset.

Arriving at the fishery I was met by blazing sunshine and angler lined banks with bending rods, what more could you wish for?


After setting up some kit, Adam the fishery manager greeted me with a most welcome cup of coffee. If you have never fished  at Burton Springs before I strongly urge you to, it’s a cracking fishery with trout and carp on offer to the fly angler with the most welcoming family you could ever wish to be running a fishery, who will do everything they can to make your day a truly enjoyable one. They will even deliver hot food to you on the bank while you are trying to fool some of the hard fighting fish stocked into the lake……. now that’s service!

It was a truly great day in the sun meeting friends old and new, casting some lines and having a chuckle and generally talking about all things fishy.

Time was spent tweaking overhead casts along with some single and double hauling and a spattering of speys, basking in the warm spring sunshine.

Thanks to all you guys who attended and hope to bump into on the bank in the future.

On returning home and firing up the computer it was great to be met with a such nice thank you email as well  ………

” Hi Neil, a cracking day, thanks mate. When Jon and I arrived this morning we couldn’t cast for toffees! It seemed that all you had taught me had disappeared.
After half an hour with you this morning it all seemed to come together. We spent the rest of the day casting various flies and lures all around the lake. We didn’t catch; but we had a great day. Thanks again, and see you in April. Regards, Ken”