Cassidy’s Cottages

Enjoy top river and lake fishing in scenic setting for bream, hybrids, roach, tench and pike. Stay in great value self catering cottages providing high accommodation standards.

Superb value self catering accommodation in County Cavan close to the very best coarse fishing in Ireland. 2 and 3 bedroom well furnished cottages in scenic location and within easy reach of local facilities.

3-bed-kitchen-6 3-bed-sitting-room-6 3-bed-twin-room-6 cassidy-cottage-3-bed-6


Dave Lewis recently returned from a research trip to Mongolia. It was a true adventure with a long on and off road journey (around 11 hours) into the pristine wilderness. Crystal clear rivers are full of hard feeding grayling and Lenok trout. Prolific dry fly fishing in the short months of summer. Stunning scenery and comfortable wilderness living if you can hack the journey.











Fly Fishing British Columbia

Theo and his father Aiden enjoyed a great weeks fly fishing for fresh run, fighting fit, Steelhead and Coho Salmon on the Skeena River and its tributaries.

August and September are prime months with the best steelhead weighing in at just under 20 pounds.

Theo and Aiden stayed at the superb Kalum River Lodge and top owner guide Andrew Rushton knows all the best fishing beats to guarantee a fabulous weeks fishing in pristine surroundings.

Limited weeks available for 2017. Call us on 01246 221717.

blogdscf0293 blogdscf0303 blogimg_5223 blogmonday

Kluane Lodge, Yukon Report 2016.

I have always rated this excellent wilderness lodge as the best on the North American Continent. My trips at the end of August were divided into two different fishing experiences…

The float plane fly in to this extremely isolated lodge is always exciting and part of the holiday enjoyment despite the fact I have been making this same trip every year for the past 12 years. Such a remote access ensures exclusive fishing.

The extended season created some excellent catches for northern pike and lake char for client and friend David Brady, a regular visitor. With a long warm summer and changeable weather David found the pike at all depths and the lake trout (char) in deeper water. Jigging with soft plastics proved the best method for the bigger char and he landed 49 in his 6 fishing days. He had many in the twenties and thirties and his biggest was estimated in the forty pound range. The lodge prefers to work on a length/girth basis equation which is pretty accurate and kinder on the fish.

David had three 30’s and one forty on his last afternoon fishing with lodge owner/guide Brian Dack who also landed his third 50 pounder of the season.

When the weather is settled the fishing is at its best but during occasional squalls and strong winds when the lake chops up sport slows dramatically.

My week saw 6 anglers enjoy excellent pike on fly and lure tactics in a variety of depths from 10 to 50 feet (the deepest we have caught pike to date). Most fish sizes were estimate but a few were test weighed and the biggest tipped the digital scales at a touch over 20 pounds.

Char fishing was slow by the lakes high normal standards but the two days the weather settled down the char fishing was good with fish in excess of 25 pounds. Not as good as the previous week but knowing how good the water can fish we are looking forward to a return next summer.

For anglers wanting to fish the shallower margins with fly tactics (buzzers, dries and streamers) plus hitting the deeper marks with Di 8 HD (ultra fast sink) lines and jigs for those huge char, then June into early July is the prime time. The whitefish and pike in the shallows is very good too at this time and the weather generally as stable as it gets. Located 250 miles south of the Arctic Circle there is almost 24 hours of daylight to target this exceptional and exclusive lake.

Lodge dates for 2017… June 20th and 27th. Contact us for leaflet and free DVD.

01246 221717. Martin J Founds.


img_0955-2img_1240-2 image1-2

Top Sea Fishing at Torsvag

On a quick 3 day fact finding mission to Torsvag, Dave Lewis and I enjoyed top class sport. Cod to 30 pounds and small halibut on medium spinning gear fishing a 120 gram shad to better quality cod again to 30 pounds but with no smaller ones and halibut to 50 pounds on a giant shad.

There are literally countless marks. 17 boats out on the water and we hardly ever saw more than two on the horizon. Great features and fish feeding in all depths fished from 10 to 60 metres. Dave only fished shads and caught almost every drop down. Fish here in spring for those huge Barents Sea cod, camp record 76 pounds but they have been caught over 100lb.! Summer is prolific fishing for quantity and quality. The big coalfish in the 20 to 40 pound range arrive mid summer. Late summer into Autumn will see the huge halibut arrive. Camp record over 400 pounds.

A very well managed centre just over 2 hours from Tromso Airport. Boats are all well serviced Arvor 210 and 230’s. Accommodation is good and the location as far out into the best fishing grounds as is possible. Good fishing too in the sheltered fjords. This has to be our number one fishing venue. Ticks all the boxes.!Light-Shad-Gear Cod-on-shad-Torsvag Big-Shad.Halibut 120gram-shad-Torsvag DaveLewis-Torsvik-Cod