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.

Calling all Fishermen & Women - Emerald Pool Fishery in Somerset will be hosting a Charity Fishing Match on Saturday 14th October in memory of Luke Organ to raise money for SADS charity. Everyone welcome - just £20 per person... Read more

| September 11 2023 | Other Articles
Sunday 4th June was South West Fishing For Life’s 15th anniversary celebration day. The organization which was founded at Wimbleball Lake on Exmoor and is a fly fishing organization for people suffering, recovering and living with breast cancer. Sunday was not just a special celebration but a... Read more
| October 23 2023 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice

The annual South West Fly Fair takes place at Roadford Lake, Lifton, Devon, PL16 0RL on Sunday 26 February 2023 from 10am ~ 4pm

 

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South West Lakes | February 21 2023 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice

 

SWRA is the voice of riparian owners and game angling in the South West. It is the umbrella of the individual river associations in the South West and a powerful lobbying body regularly consulted by the Environment Agency and Government. Its main aim is to see salmon and sea trout stocks and the sport of angling for them return to their former glory.

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Roger Furniss | July 10 2009 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice
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For many years fly fishing has been touted as piscatorial elitism. Legend has it that only those born with a silver spoon in their mouth could possibly hope to afford the vastly expensive tackle and permits required to pursue noble game fish such as Trout or Salmon. There may have been some truth in this statement 50 years ago but modern... Read more

Nick Hart | May 26 2009 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice
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A skilled fisherman will always succeed even if the tackle he is using is less than ideal but having the right selection of gear will certainly give you a real edge - and that definitely applies to the trout fisherman on the rivers of South West England. Fortunately we live in a golden age of superb fishing tackle and, after more than half... Read more

Mike Weaver | May 26 2009 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice
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Thirty years ago, heavy diggers were driven to the edge of the River Frome, just downstream of Dorchester, to excavate the banks and scoop out the riverbed, in order to make the river deeper and straighter. Now, the diggers have once returned to the exact same stretch of the Frome to fill it all back in... Read more

Nick Fisher | May 27 2009 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice
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Size is not everything in fishing and that applies as much to the rivers that we fish as the fish that we catch. I enjoy casting a fly across a big and famous trout stream as much as anyone but, let’s face it, big rivers can often be moody and finding the trout when nothing is showing at the surface can be really frustrating. Small streams... Read more

Mike Weaver | May 26 2009 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice
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I had a good friend around the house recently and as always we were deep into talk of fish and all things piscatorial. Having become enthusiastic about the delights of river trout I began waxing lyrical about good books on river trout. Selecting several tomes on the subject I made some suggestions on good reading matter.

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Wayne Thomas | May 26 2009 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice
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No-one has ever accused me of being mature. Quite the opposite in fact. According to my wife, the best way to describe my character after 46 years of evolution is ‘infantile’. I am not a patient man. Not blessed with much composure or equanimity.

And yet, people always... Read more

Nick Fisher | May 26 2009 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice
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Over the past year, fly-fishing has firmly established itself as a potentially life-changing activity following the launch of Casting for Recovery UK and Ireland, a non profit support and educational programme which provides fly... Read more

Charlotte Fiander | May 26 2009 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice
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I stopped on the bridge, as always, to peer into the river below. The sun shone and the water took on that blue green translucence typical of springtime. A few martins and swallows swooped, seeking nourishment following their long flight from far off lands and, after a brief survey of the pool, I moved on and came to the old gate that leads to the river bank.

The gate hung partly... Read more

Wayne Thomas | November 18 2008 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice
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Brian Marshall is Chairman, Wessex Salmon and Rivers Trust

The River Hampshire Avon

The high levels of activity and co-operation described in the last edition continue and begin to achieve results.

The formal complaint to the European Commission by Wessex Salmon and Rivers Trust, contending that the Irish mixed stock salmon drift net... Read more

Brian Marshall | December 8 2008 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice
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