Off the rocks
Fly fishers from Britain, Europe and around the World are invited to Cornwall 14th to 17th September 2023 to take part in one of the biggest events to hit the game fishing scene for many years.
The UK Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival. This event is suitable for both the highly experienced fly fisherman and those less experienced who want to learn more about this exiting form of fishing.
After six very successful years The UK Saltwater Flyfishing Festival will be held from 14th to 17th September 2023, based and hosted around the historic fishing harbour of St Mawes, Cornwall.
Participants will fish from the shoreline, using the many beaches and rocky areas where sport is to be found, using your your fishing skills and watercraft. The fish being returned unhurt to the water with catch and release. A full social programme is included and there are some superb prizes on offer. Accommodation is available to suit all budgets and there will also be a ‘training’ day included in the entry price, featuring some of Cornwall’s top guides
The 2023 festival will feature a variety of training clinics. There will also be detailed local information, available only to festival participants, of the best local marks and how these vary with tide and wind conditions.
Throughout the festival lunch will be arranged at various local pubs so everyone can get together over a drink and some food to discuss the mornings happenings.
Stats from the 2022 Festival:
16 people out of 24 fishing caught recordable fish
During Saturday and Sunday
23.9m of fish were caught.
15.6m of Bass - Largest 0.5m (all >= 30cm to count)
4.3m of Garfish - Largest 0.55m
3.4m of Pollack
0.6m of Mackerel
Malcolm Sargeant 6.4m
Michael Peterson 3.63m
Tim Robinson 3.15m
Douglas Howard 2.89m
Keith White 0.5m
Dave Neal 0.49m
Steve Smith 0.46m
Tim Robinson 0.46m
Douglas Howard 0.55m Garfish
Michael Peterson 0.53m Garfish
Most Species (all caught 3)