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.

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
Name: Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles

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
Name: Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles

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
Name: Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles

I was chub fishing the other day, sharing the river with a friend as we went from swim to swim, leapfrogging each other in our search for the fish. With stops for lunch and of course the obligatory photographing of the best looking specimen, we must have taken five... Read more

Chris Yates | December 9 2008 | Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles
Name: Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles

The fish rises again, the angler tenses, makes final adjustments to tackle and fires an artful cast upstream towards the unsuspecting Brown Trout. The fly line lands cleanly behind the fish, hardly making an impression on the waters surface as the carefully prepared tapered leader turns over positioning the fly perfectly above the quarry. Now the river current takes over, seconds later... Read more

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

There is something a bit special about tiny streams, especially for the wild trout fisherman. Our native wild brown trout is ideally suited to thrive on the smallest rivers and fortunately the south west has more than its share of these exciting waters, whether high... Read more

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

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
Name: Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles

I suppose the most attractive thing about starting sea fishing is that large parts of our stunning coastline are hugely accessible and of course free to dangle a line from. At certain times of the year we have large numbers of fish that are (fairly) easy to catch, coming as they do right in to the shoreline, and for those starting out, just how important is it to see a few fish? I bet all of... Read more

Henry Gilbey | December 10 2008 | Sea Fishing Articles: Tips and Advice
Name: Sea Fishing Articles: Tips and Advice


Jim O'Donnel is Owner/skipper of Plymouth charter boat "The Tiburon"

Sea Fishing around Devon and Cornwall - the so-called foot of Great Britain


Using this term makes us sound distant from the rest of the UK. Well I suppose we are... Read more

Jim O'Donnel | December 10 2008 | Sea Fishing Articles: Tips and Advice
Name: Sea Fishing Articles: Tips and Advice

Bass! The very mention of the word in sea angling circles is enough to make many anglers sit up and take notice. Many regard the bass as the salmon of the sea and, as one our most attractive sea fish, it has an almost fanatical following among those who appreciate the sporting and culinary qualities of this fish. Invariably, shore fishing for bass in Cornwall takes place against a backdrop of... Read more

Simon Toms | November 17 2008 | Sea Fishing Articles: Tips and Advice
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