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.

All anglers are invited to the Angling Trust South West Fisheries Forum at Chippenham, Wiltshire
 
Taking place on Wednesday September 5th 2018
 
at Biddestone Village Hall... Read more
Angling Trust | August 9 2018 | Other Articles

Spectacular scenery, miles of fishing to explore, hard-fighting wild brown trout, and a price tag that doesn't require a second mortgage - that is moorland trout fishing and here in the South West there is plenty to choose from. Head for the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks and you will find miles of sparkling streams, whether on the high open moors or in the deep wooded valleys that tumble... Read more

Mike Weaver | December 8 2008 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice
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My father in the 1950s wrote many serious fishing articles, one memorably for The Field entitled “Duffer with a Dryfly”. My father was overly modest, however, as he was a fine fisherman, both in temperament, cunning and dexterity. Alas, these are all characteristics I lack.

Whilst my father saw travel as a means to indulge his passion for fishing and thought nothing of punctuating... Read more

JB | December 8 2008 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice
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My float has been bobbing up and down, showing signs of movement from rudd and roach. I've caught, in the hour or so I've been here, about twenty small fish, and one large, and very beautiful, golden rudd, the first I've ever caught. I was surprised at how golden it was. It's back was almost orange fading to a brilliant gold leaf colour on its body. I felt so happy to holding it, as if... Read more

Tom O'Reilly | December 9 2008 | Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles
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Brian Gay is an angling photojournalist
ONE of the moans I hear so many times is about the lack of younger anglers in the sport today so why is that?

Computer games have had a lot of criticism levelled at them as hogging the attention of teenagers offering more appeal than a wet day on a river! Anyone who has kids and a Playstation will know just what powerful attention... Read more

Brian Gay | December 8 2008 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice
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Graham Sleeman is the editor of the Get Hooked! Guide
I extracted this editorial from a fishing diary I dug out the other day. It covered 1981, a year when I was single, no responsibilities, and lots of spare time! It details what was a great day, by our standards, on our local pond Dutson Water which has always been pretty difficult. The... Read more

Graham Sleeman | December 9 2008 | Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles
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Graham Sleeman is Editor of Get Hooked!

I don't often attempt to fish in January but it was a really nice day with plenty of sunshine and no real wind.

There was sweetcorn and bread in the freezer so Alf and I loaded up and headed out.

Unfortunately when we arrived the lake was completely frozen over. We are not put off easily, so we set about clearing a swim.... Read more

Graham Sleeman | December 9 2008 | Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles
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Fiona Armstrong, International broadcaster and presenter

Some are born to fishing - some achieve it and others have fishing thrust upon them. I come, alas, into the last category. All that wasted time! All those empty years! When I was a gal, fishing was a strange pastime, indeed. To me, the men (yes, anglers were generally male and elderly), would escape from the wife, don green... Read more

Fiona Armstrong | December 8 2008 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice
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Coarse fishing has spawned a huge variety of baits, both natural and 'unlikely'. Some of these, and the species you are likely to catch, are listed below.

BREAD.
Bread will make at least five forms of bait to assist the angler when fishing,

1. The... Read more

Roy Retallick | December 9 2008 | Coarse and Carp Fishing Articles
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I have been lucky enough to turn fishing into a career. Each week I can be found on river banks, messing around in boats and gazing over wide expanses of lake. Most of the time I’m teaching, but every week I manage a trip of my own. Lately, there have been some changes.... Read more

Nick Hart | December 8 2008 | Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice
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From the tumbling rivers of the high moors to the silky chalk streams of Wessex, the South West has something for just about every fly fisher who likes to go in search of brown trout in running water. You can drift a tiny dry fly over a rising brownie, work a team of... Read more

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