We hope that you all enjoyed your bank holiday weekend. What beautiful weather we have had during the last couple of weeks. Making the most of the conditions we welcomed the Devon Salmon & Trout Association for their Junior Fly-Fishing Day. Twelve young people attended the event and I am pleased to report that every one of them caught a fish! If you have a budding angler who would like to join in next time, a further Junior Day will be held in September 2019. Look out for details to be published soon.
“ The Fishing for FORCE Cancer charity day was organised by John Dawson and held at the superb Exe Valley Fishery by kind permission of Sue & Nick Hart.
The day started overcast and dimpsey in other words Exmoor weather! Jackie joined me to learn how to fly fish in no time she was throwing nice loops so it was on to the lake ...no pulling lures here it was small flies from the word go .
She was soon into her first fish of the day, a quick burger and coffee then I took Rory under my wing it wasn’t long before I heard the shout “ I’ve got one I’ve got one” an epic battle ensued before a fin perfect Exe Valley rocket was drawn over the net....several more soon followed.
The fishery is fishing really well and the Trout are up in the water and will readily take a dry.
Thanks must go to John Dawson, Sue Hart and the ladies from Force for putting the day on and raising lots of money for the charity......Chris”
It was great to host this event in aid of such a worthy cause and both Nick & I would like to extend our thanks to the organisers for all their hard work, especially as several young people were introduced to fly fishing during the day while several hundred pounds were raised for charity.
Next time look out for an up to date report on how the lakes are fishing (although the pictures above speak for themselves!) and also there is a great offer available for all those people looking for a very special fathers day gift.
Thanks as always for reading and please remember if I can be of any assistance the number to call is 01398 323008