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Fly fishing lessons in the Peak District – Autumn

Fly fishing lessons in the Peak District – Autumn

As the water temperature starts to cool, the trout will become less active and in the rivers will start to think less about feeding and more about spawning. The Grayling however will start to become active and will feed even on the coldest of days. Fly fishing lessons in Derbyshire and the Peak District over the Autumn months will mainly consist of learning techniques for Grayling on the river and fishing the smaller still waters for rainbow trout. As Christmas…

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Fly Fishing Lessons In The Peak District – October

Fly Fishing Lessons In The Peak District – October

As we move in to Autumn, the trout season comes to a close which means it time to think about Grayling! As the Autumn and Winter rains fill the pools and runs and the weather cools off the Grayling will be in their prime. A half day fly fishing lesson for Grayling will involve learning about the habitats and habitats of this wonderful game fish as well as the tactics and methods to catch them. Czech Nymphing, Spider Fishing &…

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Fly Fishing Lessons In Derbyshire – September

Fly Fishing Lessons In Derbyshire – September

The water temperature is dropping and the trout are starting to come on the feed before turning their attention to spawning. We have had a great couple of days teaching fly fishing on the river, the surface sport is becoming more sporadic and fish have been down deep feeding around the rocks. This has been brilliant for clients having their fly fishing lesson in the Peak District as we have seen the effectivness of fishing deep heavy tungsten bugs and czech…

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Fly Fishing Lessons In The Peak District – September

Fly Fishing Lessons In The Peak District – September

Well it’s been a super month through September for fly fishing lessons in the Derbyshire Peak District. Our clients have caught some cracking fish, especially on our beat of private river near Darley Dale. There seem to be lots of big fish in the river at the minute, especially large brown trout taken on nymphs & heavy bugs. We have met some great people this season and seen some great fish caught including a couple of clonkers I have posted…

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A Guides Day Off (What did you expect?)

A Guides Day Off (What did you expect?)

For most of the fly fishing season, I am busy delivering fly fishing lessons in the Peak District. Most of my fishing these days is for the Grayling during the winter as that’s when I finally get a bit of time off. Last week however I had a rare day off and went fishing of course! I fished on the lovely Derbyshire Wye, a limestone stream which is most famous for it’s wild population of rainbow trout.

Early Season River Fly Fishing Tips

Early Season River Fly Fishing Tips

As the season kicks off, we are all full of enthusiasm and pent up energy from a long Winter hibernation. Unfortunately, for those venturing out on the rivers, it’s more than likely conditions will be akin to Winter than Spring! That said there are some key hatches to watch out for and some old faithful patterns that will catch fish no matter what the weather! If you are wanting to brush up on your fly fishing this season then we are…

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Wild trout fishing in the Dambuster’s playground

Wild trout fishing in the Dambuster’s playground

Fly fishing lovers everywhere will be keen to hook up with a new club offering wild brown trout in the heart of the Peak District National Park for the first time ever. Members of Birchinlee Fly Fishing Club which is run in association with Ladybower Fisheries, have access to the Derwent and Howden Reservoirs as well as a stunning stretch of the River Derwent where deep pools house trout weighing up to 2lb. The Derwent itself is an excellent location for river fishing…

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