Over 50 years ago when the pace of life was
writer Dermot Wilson commented “In the West Country you can
catch trout from after breakfast till sunset, and enjoy the open
air and the country for as long as the sun is in the
Devon is still blessed with mile after mile of
for wild brown trout, sea trout and salmon.
A fly fishing guide can unlock the secrets of
wild fish in unspoilt surroundings.
Many of the beats we use have benefited from
out by the Westcountry Rivers Trust to improve access for
A guide can help you read a river and
parts of the river are more likely to hold larger fish.
Westcountry trout are generally not fussy
sometimes the size of the fly does matter.
Being able to recognize the insects that live
the bed of the rivers will give you confidence that you are using
the right type of fly.
A roll cast is often the best way of delivering
you are faced with overhanging bankside vegetation.
We can help you refine your casting techniques.
If you understand what triggers a trout to take
then you will be able to choose an artificial fly with greater
A guide will explain how a trout manages to
morsel of food being carried by the current down a fast flowing
This will help you present your fly more
We can help you plan your trip by offering
stay and suggesting places to eat after a day on the river.
You probably prefer to use your own equipment.
want, we can lend you a rod, reel and line and supply flies and
tippet material at no extra cost. Please bring your Environment
Agency rod licence. We can supply you with Westcountry Angling
Passport permit tokens.