Fishing Information: Fishing Events Advice and Articles

The Fishing articles below provide information and contact details for Angling Associations, Charities and Angling bodies

Not all are specific to Game, Coarse or Sea Fishing. All the clubs and associations cover our South West region - an area which includes Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, South Gloucestershire and a small part of Hampshire. We are keen to promote Angling events within our region. If you have an event or article you would like considered for publication on our website please email [email protected] along with your contact details.

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... Read more

South West Fishing for Life | September 20 2017 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice

It has been said to me by several trout anglers over the years, that you must be mad to go fishing at night for sea trout. Rushing home from work, gulping down your evening meal that your partner has lovingly prepared for you, and then a quick peck on the cheek and you disappear for the rest of the night.

Over the years I have taken a great many anglers on their first sea trout fishing... Read more

Roy Buckingham | December 8 2008 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice
Name: Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice

Fiona Armstrong, International broadcaster and presenter

Some are born to fishing - some achieve it and others have fishing thrust upon them. I come, alas, into the last category. All that wasted time! All those empty years! When I was a gal, fishing was a strange pastime, indeed. To me, the men (yes, anglers were generally male and elderly), would escape from the wife, don green... Read more

Fiona Armstrong | December 8 2008 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice
Name: Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice

I have been lucky enough to turn fishing into a career. Each week I can be found on river banks, messing around in boats and gazing over wide expanses of lake. Most of the time I’m teaching, but every week I manage a trip of my own. Lately, there have been some changes.... Read more

Nick Hart | December 8 2008 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice
Name: Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice

From the tumbling rivers of the high moors to the silky chalk streams of Wessex, the South West has something for just about every fly fisher who likes to go in search of brown trout in running water. You can drift a tiny dry fly over a rising brownie, work a team of... Read more

Mike Weaver | December 8 2008 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice
Name: Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice

Roddy Rae - Reffis/Stanic

The Editor has requested that I do an article on Sea Trout fishing in Devon hence the title. It would be easy for me just to write a few paragraphs on my own experiences of fishing the Teign, Taw, Torridge, Mole or Dart and leave the... Read more

Roddy Rae | December 8 2008 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice
Name: Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice

Salmon fishing in the westcountry is like no other place on earth. Many river valleys that have evolved over millions of years descend from the highest of Tors across the moors toward the Atlantic and the English Channel, each cutting deep scars through the hidden countryside... Read more

Bob Wellard | December 8 2008 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice
Name: Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice

For the fly fisher who seeks nothing more than a sparkling stream to explore for a trout the South West is a wonderful place. Whether the moorland rivers of Dartmoor and Exmoor or the silky chalk streams of Wessex, this is a region with endless opportunities and challenges, not... Read more

Mike Weaver | December 8 2008 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice
Name: Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice

The grayling, in the past often maligned as vermin on trout rivers, is at last being recognised as a truly sporting and wild fish.

The fact that their season continues after the close of trout fishing, and that they take a fly readily, reinforces their attraction to the thinking, sporting angler.
A surge of interest has taken place in recent years, starting slowly back in the... Read more

David Pilkington | December 8 2008 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice
Name: Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice

Thanks to the dramatic growth of stocked reservoirs and purpose-built trout lakes, trout fishing is now more widely available than ever before and these new fisheries have provided countless thousands of anglers with the opportunity to cast a fly for trout without travelling far from home.


This expansion of stillwater trout fishing, however, has come at a time which has also... Read more

Mike Weaver | December 8 2008 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice
Name: Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice

Wild brown trout on the moors, spring salmon in north Devon, sophisticated trout on the chalkstreams, big rainbows on famous reservoirs, night expeditions for sea trout, winter salmon in Cornwall - these are just a few of the pleasures awaiting the game fisherman in south west England.


And it is a long season too. Salmon are in season somewhere in the south west from... Read more

Mike Weaver | December 8 2008 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice
Name: Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice

Pages