Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice

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Salmon fishing on the
Fowey in Cornwall

These angling articles, some written specifically for Get Hooked, will help you get the most out of your fly fishing in the Westcountry.

There is advice on tackle, bait and where to fish. Some are specific to particular areas, others more general. Even seasoned local anglers are sure to find some useful information among them. Not all are advice, some are humorous, others intend to inform on ecological and environmental issues. We are sure you will enjoy reading them.

Wye & Usk Foundation's Fundraising Auction 2017

Submitted by admin on November 21, 2017 - 10:18am
The Wye & Usk Foundation's Auction has started...  It's Time to place your bids!

 This is a great chance to bid for some fantastic lots, ranging from guided fishing on some fantastic beats both within our catchment and beyond to exclusive shooting, cases of fine wine, holiday cottage breaks and even one of WUF's own world-famous Victoria sponge cakes!

The auction runs to midnight on Sunday 10th December 2017. 

WHAT’S LEGAL, WHAT’S NOT & WHEN - FISHING ROUND YER - CHARLIE WEBSTER

Submitted by jane on November 6, 2017 - 4:36pm

Rules, rules, rules. Theoretically, the Environment Agency is in favour of fishing – healthy outdoor sport, encourages respect for nature, spreads a tourist dollar or two, etcetera. But all its promotion is about fishing stocked ponds and lakes. When it comes to wild fishing, angling gets hobbled with so many restrictions it’s a wonder anybody bothers at all.

South West Fishing for Life - Blakewell Trout Fisheries - Barnstaple

Submitted by Mandi on September 20, 2017 - 12:09pm

South West Fishing For Life have started a new Fly Fishing group for breast cancer patients in North Devon.

Gillian Payne who founded the group says its offers support and new friendships for ladies that have had breast cancer or lymph node surgery.

Fly fishing not only provides gentle relaxing exercise, but in this wonderful atmosphere, refreshes the soul as well.

The group meet up every first Wednesday of the month 2-4pm at Blakewell Fisheries, Barnstaple, North Devon. No experience necessary.

East Lyn Fishery to Remain Closed Sept 2013

Submitted by Mandi on September 11, 2013 - 4:05pm

 East Lyn Fishery to remain closed - September 2013

The Watersmeet and Glenthorne fishery on Exmoor’s River Lyn is to remain closed until the end of the 2013 season to safeguard salmon and sea trout stocks. The Environment Agency closed the fishery on July 12 following a higher than normal number of fish deaths due to disease. The action was taken to reduce stress on remaining fish and ensure as many as possible successfully spawn later this year. A similar outbreak occurred on the East Lyn in 2012. Symptoms shown by diseased fish include open lesions around the head and fungus on fins and other parts of the body. A detailed post mortem examination of a salmon carried out at the Agency’s National Fisheries Laboratory proved inconclusive.

Learn to Fly Fish at Kennick Reservoir 2013

Submitted by Mandi on May 21, 2013 - 3:15pm

At Kennick Reservoir, Christow, near Exeter

Full Day sessions
10:00am to 4:00pm
Starting with the basics of equipment, casting techniques, knots, fly selection, fishing techniques, playing and landing a fish. Also opportunity to fish in the afternoon. Price includes tuition, loan of all tackle and fishing permit..

Sat 8 June, Sun 23 June, Sun 7 July, Sat 27 July 2013
Cost £25 payable in advance to South West Lakes Trust
All events are covered by an Environment Agency temporary rod licence so no need to purchase a separate licence. Not suitable for children under 13. Must be booked in advance.
For full details or to book a place please contact Mike Holland on 01392 354019 or email [email protected]

Spring Conference 2013 - Exmoor’s Rivers

Submitted by Mandi on April 18, 2013 - 12:57pm

The recent dramatic flooding before and after Christmas was a timely reminder of the power of Exmoor’s rivers. Bridges were damaged or destroyed, fields denuded of soil,tarmac ripped up on roads and lanes, trees and silt deposited in different places and many houses flooded. It could be argued that we neglect at our peril the importance that rivers
and streams play in our lives. Exmoor’s rivers are an important source of supply for drinking water and water quality;
they provide crucial habitats which support a wide range of species including salmon and other migratory fish. Many of the fast flowing scenic rivers have carved dramatic landforms and picturesque floodplains, evoking a strong sense of place and attracting

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