Spey casting and salmon fishing on the medium sized rivers of the Westcountry is great fun on a single handed fly rod but planning a salmon trip in advance is always a bit of a lottery as you are always reliant on good water conditions for the fish to be around but even if there are no fish it’s always nice to get back into the spey casting rhythm again.
The below video is best viewed in HD.
Fingers are crossed for some decent rainfall over the next few weeks which should mean a good run of fish towards the back end of the season.
If you want to learn to spey cast or fancy trying your hand at some salmon fishing please get in touch.
The stunning moorland trout in the picture came from a guided session high up on Exmoor.
Not only are the trout stunning but the surrounding scenery is pretty awesome too.
I offer guided days on this beautiful piece of water, so if you don’t mind a bit of a trek get in touch to arrange a day of really wild fly fishing.
Below is a short video clip of river Chew fly fishing during mayfly time last season.
Although not a big river, river Chew fly fishing outings can be very productive. The river holds grayling and coarse fish as well as a few rainbow trout alongside wild brown trout which can run to 2 lb plus fish!
It’s a tricky river to fish, with high muddy banks which makes access into the water difficult in a lot of places and then once in the river you are sometimes faced with deep pools that are just too deep to wade but if you persevere you can be well rewarded with some stunning fish.
I offer guided days on this river, with tuition if required, please get in touch if you would like any further information.
New for 2014…river Otter fly fishing days.
Fly fishing instruction and guided fly fishing days on the river Otter on the glorious Deer Park Hotel beats near Honiton, East Devon.
Situated just a couple of miles from the main A303 route, this fishery is easily accessible for travelling anglers and with an amazing onsite hotel, it is an ideal location for a fly fishing break should you wish to have an overnight stay.
With 3 miles of water to explore, the hotels beats have something for everyone, open waters ideal for the beginner along with some more challenging technical water to test the more experienced fly fisher. There are deep pools, shallow runs and deep glides providing ideal opportunities to employ different fly fishing methods from traditional upstream dry fly to more modern techniques such as the French leader.
With good quality water coupled with a healthy weed growth, the river harbours all manner of fly life and even a mayfly hatch, all this provides a good food source for the rivers free rising brown trout. There is even the possibility of hooking into a sea trout or a salmon given the right water conditions.
So whether you are a river novice or an experienced fly angler I can provide a memorable day for you. If required a picnic lunch on the bank can be arranged or you can head to the hotel for something a bit more substantial, just let me know when you are booking.
1 day’s tuition or guided fishing.
1 person £180.00
2 people £240.00
3 people £300.00
For larger group sizes please contact me for costs.
If you would like to book accommodation at the Deer Park Hotel please contact them here.