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About Lyn Davies

Hi – I’m a graphic designer by day and a passionate fly fisherman in my spare time, offering professional guiding services throughout Wales and the borders. I am a professional game angling instructor holding the GAIA single-handed rod fly-casting certification. As part of my Continual Professional Development, I am currently pursuing the advanced APGAI certification.

Sewin for beginners

Lyn Davies offers some ‘no-nonsense’ advice for newcomers to sewin fishing. Some of the most successful sewin anglers I know are somewhat narrow-minded. Many wouldn’t dream of a day’s rainbow trout fishing or even brown trout fishing – they are specialists in their field. Night fly-fishing is all they know, and they use the

In with the old…

Lyn Davies turns to some old favourites for some inspiration… I know a novice angler. He’s been fly fishing for just over a year and he’s still asking me questions – all the time! On this occasion, he asked, “Do the old fly patterns, still catch fish?” He was referring to the ‘classics’ of

Arctic Char

Lyn Davies fishes the River Kaldakuisl, Iceland in search of his first Arctic Char… Iceland may be famous for its hot springs, geysers and active volcanoes, but I only had eyes for it’s most common freshwater fish – the Arctic Char. My journey began with a flight from London Heathrow to the Reykjavik –

The hidden lake – Iceland

Continuing with his trip to Iceland, Lyn Davies stumbles across an unknown lake, where the Ice-age brown trout average 3–4lb! The Internet proved invaluable with my preparations. Iceland looked fantastic – huge brown trout to double figures and arctic char in unspoilt rivers. I was able to read the latest fishing reports, learn of the

Mosaics at Midnight

Lyn Davies meets up with Welsh Youth Fly Fishing International, Gavin Perry for a night on the River Towy. The Sewin season was well and truly underway when I’d received a phone call from seventeen-year-old Gavin Perry. He wanted me to accompany him on a nights fishing on the tidal stretch of the River

Isle of Lewis – a fly fisher’s paradise

Gasping for breath, I’d finally reached the departures entrance at Bristol airport – I’d lugged three huge bags stuffed with my fly-fishing gear from the long stay car park. I was off for a weeks fly-fishing on the Isle of Lewis, part of the Outer Hebrides. It was the first week of May and

From brandlings to Klinks…

Lyn Davies re-discovers a river he fished as a child. A very special river cuts its way through the middle of Pontlliw, a village near Swansea, where I was born and bred. Every day, on my daily commute home from work, I pass over its little road bridge promising myself another visit. Generations of

Pelican Bay bones – Bahamas

“OK man – fish, 11 o’clock, 30 yards – cast now.” This was the voice of Captain Perry – our guide for the day. Perry was perched on his raised platform towards the back of the skiff. Watching how much line I had in the air, he prompted, “Drop it – now, don’t shoot”.

Sea trout fishing – it’s a hard life!

Lyn Davies explains the truth about night fishing for sea trout. Sea trout fishing takes over my life during the summer months – it becomes an obsession. Any keen sea trout angler will tell you the same. You feel obliged to put in the hours to reap the rewards. If you only fish once

Sewin secrets, made simple

Productive Sewin rivers are few and far between, but local expert Lyn Davies reveals a relatively unknown river in South West Wales – the River Loughor (and it runs through Andy Petherick’s home town!) Being an active Committee member of Pontarddulais and District Angling Association (P.A.A), over the years I have really become to