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Anyone got advice/guide recommendations in the UK?

Started by JMiller, July 18, 2014, 11:29:15 AM

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JMiller

July 18, 2014, 11:29:15 AM Last Edit: July 18, 2014, 11:32:41 AM by JMiller

This is probably a long shot, and I realize it's 10 months out, but I'm heading to England/Scotland for two weeks in May, and am attempting to get an itinerary solidified ASAP, because apparently everything books up over there way in advance.

I'm planning to do at least one day on one of the chalk streams for trout, and then at least one or two more for big pike up in the Lake District. Any and all guide referrals or advice welcome.

I've contacted one or two already through websites I've found online, but would appreciate any personal experiences. Thanks for any help.

"The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence."


― Charles Bukowski

JMiller

"The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence."


― Charles Bukowski

natureboy

http://www.devonflyfisher.com/

This guy posts on another board I frequent, seems like a good dude.


Grannyknot

If you do one thing....
Carp in the lake district.  Yes Carp.  Do It.  Google Ratherheath Tarn.
Ratherheath Tarn is the type of place that would make Bully, WMT, Riverbum and co crap themselves & swear allegiance to the queen.
You can rent a boat (row boat) fairly cheap on Lake Windermere as well.

I believe May is a bit early, but I've also fished the Avon river for Salmon & Sea Trout.
Wasn't exactly the pipe smoking wicker creel dry fly fishing I had expected, but the catching was a blast.

I've fished a handful of other small streams.  I'll check my notes this weekend on what was good, and what was too frustrating to bother with.

Flea is not the best bassist of all time.

Transylwader

Mum lives in Looe in Cornwall. She'll guide you on the native brown troots. UK is utter rubbish at managing their streams. Everything is syndicated or some rich pheasant hunting asshole posts his land. Porlock in Somerset Co has some amazing shit draining into the Bristol Channel. I'd DIY it to be honest. Exmoor National Forest has public streams, every limey wanker wants to catch Leroy. Hit up those small streams. It's a hoot. Wales too and the birds put out like the shit is going out of fashion.

Tally-Ho mate /'/


JMiller

Thanks for the posts y'all. I'm looking into all of that.

Carp? I dunno. I got big carp and lots of them right out my door. No pike though.

I'd be up for the DIY thing if I had more than a day or two to commit, but as it is, I'd rather start the day out on top of fish instead of spending half the time looking for them. Since this will probably be a one-time deal, I don't mind paying for access to a beat, just for the experience.

"The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence."


― Charles Bukowski

flatlander

Quote from: Transylwader on July 18, 2014, 11:58:27 AM

Everything is syndicated or some rich pheasant hunting asshole posts his land.

Coming soon to a stream near you here in the States... b';


RiverbumCO

Quote from: Flatlander on July 19, 2014, 10:37:57 AM

Quote from: Transylwader on July 18, 2014, 11:58:27 AM

Everything is syndicated or some rich pheasant hunting asshole posts his land.

Coming soon to a stream near you here in the States... b';

Now Flats, arent you a member of a PRIVATE trout club?  Jus' observin.

My real name is Chad Farthouse.

flatlander

Quote from: RiverbumCO on July 19, 2014, 14:50:56 PM

Quote from: Flatlander on July 19, 2014, 10:37:57 AM

Quote from: Transylwader on July 18, 2014, 11:58:27 AM

Everything is syndicated or some rich pheasant hunting asshole posts his land.

Coming soon to a stream near you here in the States... b';

Now Flats, arent you a member of a PRIVATE trout club?  Jus' observin.

Not my land...and not much of a stream....but point taken. 



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