Guided Fly Fishing

David Wolsoncroft-Dodds

2016 Events

February 27th – The South West Fly Fair, Roadford Lake Devon – I will be tying flies and will be on hand to answer questions about pike, saltwater and even blue shark.

March 11th – I will be running a one day course on fly fishing for pike at Bowood near Calne in North Wiltshire. This is for Sportfish/Farlows. Last year, these dates were well supported and we caught a fair few pike!

May 7th & 8th – The Sportfish show at their Theale (near Reading) site. I will be demonstrating and will be on hand to answer questions and give any help I can.

May 29th & 30th – The Burghley House Gamefair, Stamford, Lincs – This is one of the bigger ‘local’ gamefairs and has a full fly fishing programme based on the estate lake. I will be demonstrating and will be on hand throughout the show.

June 25th & 26th – I will be running a couple of one day courses on fly fishing for pike for Sportfish/Farlows at Bowood near Calne in North Wiltshire.

August 17th – I will be demonstrating at the Country Fair in Launceston.

September 15th, 16th, 17th & 18th – The UK Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival, St Mawes, Cornwall – Last year’s event was a delight and this year promises to be bigger and better. I will be demonstrating, tying and giving a talk on fly fishing for shark.

September 24th & 25th – The Wiltshire Gamefair, Bowood House, Calne, North Wiltshire – This is one of the top ‘local’ gamefairs and features a full fly fishing programme on the estate lake. The lake is part of the history of pike fishing and produces some big beasties every year.

October 14th, 15th & 16th – I will be running three one day courses on fly fishing for pike for Sportfish/Farlows at Bowood, near Calne in North Wiltshire

Welcome to my website. My name is David Wolsoncroft-Dodds and I am passionate about fly fishing for exciting wild fish. I am equally passionate about sharing this with others, both through my guiding services and my writing.

I guide on both salt and fresh water.

On fresh water, including some of the most beautiful inland water in the country, the target species will be pike, with some venues seeing pike over 20lbs.

Salt water fly fishing is a very exciting sport! Your day will consist of a little safety talk first, then off you'll go out into the English Channel or Atlantic off the coast of Cornwall. Your target will be Blue Shark, or Porbeagle Shark.

I also take people out to fish for Pollack which is an especially exciting fishing method - yes you can take some Pollack home with you!

Rock fishing is equally exciting AND you are allowed to take some of your catch home with you. Rock fishing involves knowing where to go to target Sea Bass (image at top of page) or Mackerel.

Blue Shark
A Blue Shark caught off the Cornish coast using fly fishing tackle.