Game Fishing Articles: Fishing Tips and Advice

Salmon fishing on the
Fowey in Cornwall

These angling articles, some written specifically for Get Hooked, will help you get the most out of your fly fishing in the Westcountry.

There is advice on tackle, bait and where to fish. Some are specific to particular areas, others more general. Even seasoned local anglers are sure to find some useful information among them. Not all are advice, some are humorous, others intend to inform on ecological and environmental issues. We are sure you will enjoy reading them.

Wye & Usk Foundation's Fundraising Auction 2017

Submitted by admin on November 21, 2017 - 10:18am
The Wye & Usk Foundation's Auction has started...  It's Time to place your bids!

 This is a great chance to bid for some fantastic lots, ranging from guided fishing on some fantastic beats both within our catchment and beyond to exclusive shooting, cases of fine wine, holiday cottage breaks and even one of WUF's own world-famous Victoria sponge cakes!

The auction runs to midnight on Sunday 10th December 2017. 


Submitted by jane on November 6, 2017 - 4:36pm

Rules, rules, rules. Theoretically, the Environment Agency is in favour of fishing – healthy outdoor sport, encourages respect for nature, spreads a tourist dollar or two, etcetera. But all its promotion is about fishing stocked ponds and lakes. When it comes to wild fishing, angling gets hobbled with so many restrictions it’s a wonder anybody bothers at all.

South West Fishing for Life - Blakewell Trout Fisheries - Barnstaple

Submitted by Mandi on September 20, 2017 - 12:09pm

South West Fishing For Life have started a new Fly Fishing group for breast cancer patients in North Devon.

Gillian Payne who founded the group says its offers support and new friendships for ladies that have had breast cancer or lymph node surgery.

Fly fishing not only provides gentle relaxing exercise, but in this wonderful atmosphere, refreshes the soul as well.

The group meet up every first Wednesday of the month 2-4pm at Blakewell Fisheries, Barnstaple, North Devon. No experience necessary.

East Lyn Fishery to Remain Closed Sept 2013

Submitted by Mandi on September 11, 2013 - 4:05pm

 East Lyn Fishery to remain closed - September 2013

The Watersmeet and Glenthorne fishery on Exmoor’s River Lyn is to remain closed until the end of the 2013 season to safeguard salmon and sea trout stocks. The Environment Agency closed the fishery on July 12 following a higher than normal number of fish deaths due to disease. The action was taken to reduce stress on remaining fish and ensure as many as possible successfully spawn later this year. A similar outbreak occurred on the East Lyn in 2012. Symptoms shown by diseased fish include open lesions around the head and fungus on fins and other parts of the body. A detailed post mortem examination of a salmon carried out at the Agency’s National Fisheries Laboratory proved inconclusive.