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2017 Field Cup Winner

2017 Field Cup Winner

Well I’m delighted to announce that I have won the Field Magazine Cup for the biggest fly caught sea bass at the UK Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival Competition in St Mawes, Cornwall. The bass which measured 44cm on the competition scale was taken after 9 hours of solid fishing when I targeting the flooding tide as it filled rocky gullies on the St Mawes coast. In a frantic half hour of activity I landed three Bass had several pulls and…

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UK Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival Day 3

UK Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival Day 3

I was out again at the crack of dawn for the last part of the saltwater fly fishing competition in which I’m delighted to have won “The Field Cup” for the biggest fly caught bass of 44cm which I landed the evening before. St Mawes was damp and misty and I was on the rocks in the dark with just the lighthouse and bobbing bouys to keep me company. I managed a small school bass after an hour of fishing…

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UK Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival Day 2

UK Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival Day 2

After a bad nights sleep and an early start I was distinctly bleary when I rolled up to the mark I had chosen to fish the first day of the saltwater fly competition. My plan was to hit the marks where I caught all the pollack yesterday and things started of well just as dawn was breaking with a pollack and mackerel hitting my bootlace sand-eel fly within the first half an hour. Saltwater fly fishing is, however no different…

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UK Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival Day 1

UK Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival Day 1

As the sun was rising over St Mawes, Cornwall, most of the other festival goers were shaking off whiskey tasting hangovers but I was out on the rocks trying for some bass having been sensible enough to bow out early the night before. ¬†Alas, the bass didn’t oblige but after a quick breakfast at the hotel I headed over to a different mark to try for some pollack. Most of the outdoor festival events had to be moved indoors due…

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