Here’s something that’s inexpensive and fun to do at this time of year when it’s too hot for traditional fly fishing. The carp put up a very serious struggle on a fly rod so do not underestimate your quarry when you tackle up! If you’re geared up for stillwater trout you should have almost everything you need already. However, you will need to add an unhooking mat and possibly a larger landing net to keep your carp happy and healthy!

I really enjoy summer salmon fishing – rivers will be at summer levels now and you can fish with much lighter tackle. Your approach needs to be much stealthier and a much higher degree of rivercraft will be needed. Good fly presentation is now key to success. In this post I’ll take you through my top tips along with demonstrating some of them in our new Sportfishworld YouTube video!

In our latest video guide, we take you through fishing on a chalkstream at prime mayfly time! Mayfly are the most beautiful of our aquatic insects – they also one of the tastiest food items for fish and birdlife at this time of year, a chance to fatten up on some big juicy insects! They hold a special place in the hearts of fly anglers and it’s no surprise to find our chalkstream beats fully booked by keen fly fishers during the all too short season.

In the latest of our Sportfish team test Allan Shephard, Campbell Thomson and Tom Festing review the new Loop Cross S1 double-handed fly rod! The exact model we are testing is the 6 piece 13ft 6in #9 – perfect for the travelling salmon, steelhead or sea trout fisherman. Find out exactly what the guys had to say about this new rod and our all important team test score!

Welcome to our brand new feature – the Sportfish Team Test! In this team test Allan Shephard, Austin Weldon and Tom Festing review the new Sage Circa fly rod! It’s unusual for a rod manufacturer to design a fly rod with an action specifically tuned to the requirements of a small river trout fisherman. Find out what the guys had to say and our important team test score!