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

By The Editor


There are many bitter sweet experiences in the life of an angler.

We must all know that feeling of getting a good fish to the net only for it to shed the hook at the last moment.

Even worse perhaps is striking into some... Read more

Graham Sleeman | December 9 2008 | Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles
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Mike Weaver

When I started fishing over half a century ago, carp had an almost mythical quality. Carp fisheries were few and far between – and when you found them their inhabitants had a reputation for being almost impossible to catch.

All of that has... Read more

Mike Weaver | December 9 2008 | Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles
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As a match angler of nearly 30 years I have seen changes to the sport I could never have envisaged when I started. From catching Roach, Bream and Chub from a sluggish Bristol Avon to the sometimes frantic sport encountered on the modern-day commercial waters.... Read more

Tony Rixon | December 9 2008 | Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles
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The South Wessex area is famous for it's big fish waters be it the chalk stream waters of the Hampshire Avon and Dorset Frome or the clay filtered Dorset Stour and its tributaries. Much of the fishing on these waters are controlled by angling clubs and... Read more

Steve Martin | December 9 2008 | Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles
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It was with some trepidation that I decided to return to coarse angling after a break of some 20 years. What had sparked this renewed enthusiasm was partly the fact that my son had taken up the sport following a holiday in France and was pestering for someone to take... Read more

Diane Holland | December 9 2008 | Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles
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Max Palmer is from Tackle Trader

Over the last 15 years coarse fishing has seen many changes, not just in the south west but as a whole. Match angling is no exception, in fact it has probably changed more than any other area of the sport, but why?

There are some things that will never change. Man versus fish for one and... Read more

Max Palmer | December 9 2008 | Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles
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Allan Frake, Fisheries Recreation & Biodiversity, South Wessex

It is fair to say that over the years Angling and Conservation organisations have not always seen 'eye to eye' or been the best of 'bed-fellows'. Fortunately, things have been... Read more

Allan Frake | December 9 2008 | Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles
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I have to say at the outset, that I was amazed by the amount of interest. Even given some small degree of apathy amongst the other teaching staff, that resulted in four forms not finding out about this new opportunity, 32 pupils signing up for my fishing... Read more

Steve Lockett | December 9 2008 | Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles
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Richard Blackie, Somerset Gazette Columnist

For over 40 years I have fished all over the British Isles, in fact all over the World, as for the first 14 years of my working life I was a sailor. This job took me to every corner of the globe, and I took every opportunity to get ashore and fish.

I have caught tiger fish in the Malayan Jungle, shark off the beaches of... Read more

Richard Blackie | December 9 2008 | Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles
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I have been catching fish around the country now for over 30 years so hopefully I've picked up a few useful tips along the way! So what I propose today is to give you my top 5 bait tips to catch more and bigger fish.


1) Without doubt... Read more

Des Taylor | December 9 2008 | Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles
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