Ian Ashwell Ringstead Grange – Saturday 24th Feb 2018.

Ian Ashwell Ringstead Grange - Saturday 24th Feb 2018. About Myself:  Average all round angler, started fishing local Grand Union canal with my Dad catching Gudgeon and small Perch. As a teenager match fished with Daventry Angling club all over the midlands. Fished extensively with my brother for ... More

Pheasant Tail Fly Fishers – New Recruits Wanted

This site uses cookies for analytics, personalized content and ads. By continuing to browse this site, you agree to this use. Learn more Accessibility View Share Pheasant Tail Fly-Fisher The Pheasant Tail Fly-Fishers was formed ... More

An Introduction to The Game Anglers Instructors’ Association

From earliest recorded times the fly fisher has striven for the perfect cast.  The casting of a fly, using a rod with weighted line, appears to the uninitiated a thing of magic. To the half competent fly fisher, once mastered, the casting of the fly into or onto lake or stream is a thing of ease, ... More

The Gillies Last Lament

This is the story of a bagpiper who lost his way but found compassion and truth at the ‘graveside’. As a bagpiper, I play many gigs and recently I was asked by a Highland funeral director to play at the graveside service for an old gillie.  He explained that the old boy had out lived all ... More

River Rea, Detton – 25.07.2017

After finishing work at 1800, I drove 20 miles to Cleobury Mortimer and one of our stretches of the River Rea. My dad was already there and had been for a few hours. He hadn’t caught anything yet but said there were fish actively rising for dry flies, but they all seemed rather small. I setup a ... More

Forthcoming Taster Events 2017/2018

During the winter months Target Fly will be holding a fly casting teach-in on the land and two rivers at Alcester Warwickshire. We will be promoting the Game Angling Instructors Association ( GAIA). Whether you are a total beginner who wants to learn the correct techniques from day one, an experi... More

River Wye, LLanwrthwl – 16.07.2017

This was going to be a first for me. I’ve fished this stretch of the Wye before but not with my Dad. Unfortunately he pulled out so i made the trip by myself. I fished the water the same way as i did before – a large indicator Klinkhammer, with a gold ribbed, bead head hare’s ear nymph about ... More

River Lugg, Stoke Prior & Ledwych Brook, Caynham – 11.07.2017

I’ve never been to my club’s stretch of the river Lugg before so i made a conscious decision to go and take a look. A good friend of mine had told me tales of catching 40+ trout and grayling in the Lugg, and i fancied a slice of that action! Upon arriving, i quickly realised that our stretch ... More

River Ithon, Llandrindod Wells – 09.07.2017

The Ithon is one of my favourite rivers to fish. Grayling, Trout and Chub a plenty, beautiful locations, plenty of features, and rarely fished. I toyed with the idea of fishing the Wye, but decided on the Ithon as i had not been there since the winter months. I drove 90 minutes to get there, then ... More