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