For the last two weekends I’ve had the pleasure of fishing at Draycote water, a water which is now classed as one of the best top of the water fisheries in the UK, and boy did it live up to that statement! At the beginning of both days the weather wasn’t really in our favour with bright, warm sunshine and light winds. Fortunately there were … Continue reading Draycote’s on Fire!
As the competition season comes to a close, not before the last big final of the year, the Airflo/Anglian on Rutland water, it’s almost time to hit the fry feeders! A time which many anticipate big fish, strong leaders and often BIG flies. Personally I don’t go above a size 8, I’ve never really been in a situation where I thought a larger fly would … Continue reading Fry time! Tying a Minkie
My most recent article on buzzer fishing can be found in this months Total Fly Fisher Magazine, explaining the most effective angles to fish, what flies to fish and sizes to achieve the best from where you’re fishing – including a diagram of my leader setup! Along with 5 favourite patterns. Inside this months magazine you can find: Buzzers, The Angle of the Dangle – … Continue reading How to fish Buzzers
I’ve never really been a fan of ‘worms’ especially the Apps bloodworm which you mainly see being used on small stillwaters – It’s just a fly I don’t have an interest in fishing, probably the fact I tied over 300 in one week for an order at a show, so even the sight of them puts me off – I don’t think I’ve even caught … Continue reading Worms! Apps Bloodworms…
After returning from the Lexus Team final which was held on Rutland water, it’s time to start preparing for the Rivers Trial and the up and coming Airflo Anglian Water Final. That’s my excuse for the lack of blog posts, anyway! As you may have already saw, Rutland fished extremely well for the two days at the Lexus Team Final, with a rod average of … Continue reading Lexus Team Results Rutland 2014