Fly fishing blog

Our fly fishing blog covers our weekly fly fishing trips around the UK, where we fish rivers, streams, lakes and reservoirs for trout, grayling and pike on the fly.

Fly fishing diary: December 2018

George wins the Ellerdine Lakes Fur and Feather, Matt catches a double at Llandegla,...

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Fly fishing diary: November 2018

George catches a rather large trout on a trip to Kilnsey and we take a couple of trips...

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Fly fishing diary: October 2018

George catches his first pike on the fly at Pitsford and we fish with Nick Dunn at...

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Fly fishing diary: September 2018

George competes in the England Youth Fly Fishing Nationals and we fish at Llandegla...

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Fly fishing diary: August 2018

Graiglwyd Springs, Westlow Mere, a French nymphing masterclass on the River Dee, three...

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Fly fishing diary: July 2018

The 2018 heatwave has continued to make fly fishing extremely challenging, but we...

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Fly fishing diary: June 2018

George gets his first fly casting record and we fish the River Dee, Foremark Reservoir,...

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Fly fishing diary: May 2018

We fish make the most of the River Dee, the Rivers Alwen and Ceirw, fish with the CADAC...

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Fly fishing diary: April 2018

George gets a lesson in loch style fly fishing at Draycote from Tom Bird, fishes the...

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Fly fishing diary: March 2018

George earns the UK's first Gold Troutmasters Badge of 2018, catches his first grand...

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Fly fishing diary: February 2018

George finally lands a double-figure trout at Ellerdine, we visit Llandegla and The...

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Fly fishing diary: January 2018

We head to Llandegla Trout Fishery, Loynton Trout Fisheries, Westlow Mere and Ellerdine...

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Fly fishing diary: December 2017

A tough end to a great year of fly fishing. George and Matt both lose big salmon at...

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Fly fishing diary: November 2017

George's catches his first grayling from the River Dee and Matt catches a huge salmon...

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Fly fishing diary: October 2017

The fishing really picked up in October and George managed to beat me in a record 20:1...

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Fly fishing diary: September 2017

One trip to Llandegla Trout Fishery and two successive weekends of fly fishing...

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Fly fishing diary: August 2017

England, Scotland and Wales this month - Llyn Brenig, Meadow Fishery, Llandegla Trout...

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Fly fishing diary: July 2017

Graiglwyd Springs Fly Fishery in Conwy, The Junior Troutmasters Final at Thrunton Long...

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Fly fishing diary: June 2017

This month we fished at Ellerdine Lakes, Llandegla Trout Fishery, Chirk Trout Fishery,...

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Fly fishing diary: May 2017

Llyn Brenig, Meadow Fishery, Llandegla Fishery, Westlow Mere, Ellerdine Lakes, the...

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Fly fishing diary: April 2017

Chirk Trout Fishery, the Troutmasters fish off at Llandegla, junior fly fishing with...

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Fly fishing diary: March 2017

Ellerdine Lakes, Chirk Trout Fishery, Llandegla Fishery, and a day of catching chub,...

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Fly fishing diary: February 2017

George earns a place at the Junior Troutmasters Finals. and we visit Ellerdine Lakes,...

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Fly fishing diary: January 2017

Ellerdine Lakes, Llandegla Fishery, Westlow Mere and three Junior Troutmasters badges...

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Fly fishing diary: December 2016

Meadow Fishery, the winter grayling beat at Carrog on the River Dee and the usual...

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Fly fishing diary: November 2016

The fishing at Ellerdine Lakes was so good during November that we went every weekend...

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Fly fishing diary: October 2016

Llandegla Fishery, nymphing with GAIA on the Dee, the Greys Junior Bank Nationals at...

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Fly fishing diary: September 2016

We fish the River Aire in North Yorkshire, Llandegla Fishery in North Wales, Ellerdine...

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Fly fishing diary: August 2016

Llandegla Fishery, the St. Davids beat on the River Dee and a family holiday to...

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Fly fishing diary: July 2016

What a month! George fishes in the final of Junior Troutmasters in Northumberland, we...

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Fly fishing diary: June 2016

George tries French nymphing on the Dee and we join the British Fly Casting Club.

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Fly fishing diary: May 2016

Sarah learns to spey cast, Matt catches his first grayling and George catches his first...

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Fly fishing diary: April 2016

Where we've been fly fishing and what we've caught this month. Plus two become five as...

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Fly fishing diary: March 2016

Find out where we fished and what we caught during our fly fishing trips in March 2016.

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Fly fishing diary: February 2016

February's fly fishing trips got off to a good start for George, and he got his 15...

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Fly fishing diary: January 2016

George goes fishing with fly fishing legend Charles Jardine during Storm Frank and the...

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