This page is produced to provide you with information and tips on getting the best out of your fly fishing, it includes articles and links to many fly fishing tips.
With current trends leaning towards catch and release instead of catch and deceased there is more information coming out about the correct handling of fish. This isn’t just about releasing fish so they have a better chance of survival it also covers the correct procedure for despatching fish humanly and quickly. Most media today has regular articles on cruelty to animals and a lot of the procedures are linked to either old fashioned ideas or religion as the cases coming out of some Middle Eastern countries. Some nationalities believe that a fish left in a bucket with a little water in it for a number of hours is the best way to keep a fish fresh. This is usually a slow agonising death either choking in its own blood or slowly suffocating in a stressed state. This picture does nothing to enhance our sport or obsession in some cases, but this scene is repeated every day especially on weekends throughout our country. You don’t have to be Einstein to work out what will eventually become a headline on our nightly news.
The purpose of these articles is to help the new fly fisher on his journey to catching a good trout. It will comprise of two sections; fishing rivers and fishing lakes allowing you to familiarise yourself with the section relevant to your fishing method and site before you begin fishing. This will maximise your chance of success and minimise frustration and disappointment. When we first buy our fly fishing outfit we wander around in the wilderness in a river or lake for months not really knowing what to do. We hope this article assists you achieve your goal of a fighting trout much sooner than some of us did in the past.