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Published: 9th June 2016 | Author: Fulling Mill

“The Kilchoman UK Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival” is a unique 4 day event which includes clinics on casting, fly tying, mullet fishing as well as competition fishing along with plenty of social events.  The event is held in St Mawes on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall, which offers a great variety of coastline and fishing opportunities.


16TH – 18TH SEPTEMBER 2016

David Profumo , a well-known lover of fly fishing who attended last year’s event and commented “I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the festival – company, setting, sport and craic”

Saltwater Fly fishing is a rapidly growing sport and this festival gives a chance for fishermen to learn the techniques required, what saltwater flies to use, and the areas to fish, all from local saltwater fly fishing experts.

The festival starts on the Thursday evening with a drinks reception in St Mawes where entrants can meet with each other, our sponsors and our professional guides.

Friday is a day of clinics and master classes and Saturday and Sunday are set aside for the competition.  Various Prizes will be awarded after lunch on Sunday to the competition winners, including the overall prize for the UK’s top Saltwater fly fisherman.

Throughout the weekend entrants can take the option of a 2 hour guided fishing trip with a local guide on his boat.Saltwater Fly Fishing

The event is organised by Nearwater Events, Tim and Amelia Whitaker, a husband and wife team based in St Mawes, ably supported by Derek Aunger (professional instructor and ex England International) and professional guides Colin MacLeod, Austen Goldsmith and David Wolsoncroft-Dodds.

Saltwater Fly Fishing

The title sponsor is Kilchoman Distillery, a small Scottish Single Malt Whisky distiller based on a farm on the west coast of Islay.  Their support has been vital in getting the event started and allowing us to expand the event this year.

The event website is, entry costs £65 per person.

Saltwater Fly Fishing

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