Fly fishing is a very special and traditional branch of angling. It is sometimes said that fly fishing is the most difficult way to catch a fish and this is precisely where the charm of this special angling hobby lies. Fly fishing is elegant and really revolves around being at one with the fish and with nature. Of course, it is nice when you catch a fish and that is the intention, but with fly fishing the experience is central.
There are many possibilities for fly fishing in the UK. Every kind of fish can be caught with a fly and for some species the fly is really very suitable. Especially on trout reservoirs or lakes, which you can find all over the country, people fish a lot with the fly rod. You can imagine that it is easier to send a nice catch to your landing net after catching it on the fly. However, the lakes, rivers and streams of our country are also more than suitable for the subtle approach with the fly. Even in the saltwater along our coast, people fish with the fly. On warm days you can see many fly fishermen in their wading suits strolling along the coast in search of sea bass, shad and sea trout.
Fly fishing is a method that is really known for catching trout, but other species can also be caught with it. Pike and perch fishing in particular is getting more popular among fly fishermen in the UK. Using large streamers and some heavier fly fishing rods, good catches with real monster pike are possible. Also, species like rudd, zander, and even carp can be tempted with a fly or streamer. Especially in clear, shallow water that seems to be made for streamer fishing.