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Peaks Fly Fishing Podcast

Often recorded in the river, the Peaks Fly Fishing podcast is mainly geared around fishing trips in and around the Derbyshire Peak District & South Yorkshire. Sit back and listen to the river trickling past and discover the waters where Isaak Walton fished and the fish that live in them. Take in the magic of those hidden urban streams and the gems that can be caught. Featuring fly fishing author, film maker and pro-coach David Johnson on his local rivers and sometimes further afield too. He falls in so you don't have to.

Tracks

Fly Fishing Podcast - Streamer Fishing On The River
In this episode David ventures onto the river with a streamer outfit to try and tempt some bigger fish. It is a cooler wet day but just after the summer heatwave - will the fish be back on form?
37:01 09/29/2022
Fly Fishing Podcast - Chasing Trout On Dries
In this episode, David explores a more urban environment and discovers a stunning piece of river. The mayfly hatch has peaked but surely a few Trout will take an interest in his Grey Wulf!
31:40 06/22/2022
Fly Fishing Podcast - Chasing Early Season Trout
In this episode, David heads to the upper reaches of the river in search of early season Trout. The weather is changeable but the scenery is beautiful as he uses the Duo method to prospect for wild brownies.
34:50 04/13/2022
Fly Fishing Podcast - In Search Of A Christmas Grayling
In this episode, David ventures out on a cold, frosty morning just before Christmas in search of Grayling. The river is up a little and coloured but it's the perfect festive morning for a little nymphing for hidden silver treasures in the peak District.
36:03 01/12/2022
Fly Fishing Podcast - Nymphing For Grayling
The leaves are beginning to turn, which can only mean one thing - Grayling fishing! It's a stunning early Autumn day and David makes his way through the meadowland of the Peaks searching for Grayling in the clear limestone water.
40:21 11/04/2021
Fly Fishing Podcast - Saltwater Fly Fishing In Anglesey
In this episode, David fishes from a rocky headland on Anglesey. It's a perfect day for chasing Pollack and Wrasse with the chance of a bonus Mackeral or Bass. This deepwater mark looks stunning on a glorious summer day but will it reveal its secrets!
47:01 09/24/2021
Fly Fishing Podcast- Dry Fly Fishing For Trout
A spring challenge! A beautiful limestone stream, perfect conditions but nothing is rising. David faces the hard task of trying to tempt fish on dries when nothing wants to come to the surface. Will he find the right fly or will this be a victory for the fish?
41:07 07/20/2021
Fly Fishing Podcast - Euro Nymphing The Bridge Pool
The water temperature is cold and the levels high. David finally gets to fish a superb bridge pool he has been watching for the last 20 years. Will it be as good as it looks?
32:49 06/03/2021
Fly Fishing Podcast - Early Season Trout
David is finally back out on the water, but there is a cold easterly blowing through the valley. Whatever happens, the beauty of this wooded gorge and the uplifting feeling of being outdoors after a long Winter inside will make this a day to enjoy.
29:15 04/21/2021
Fly Fishing Podcast - Winter Grayling
It's a bitterly cold winter day, with snow-topped hills surrounding the river. David ventures to his favourite winter Grayling pool but with a swollen river will the Grayling be on the feed?
32:00 12/31/2020
Fly Fishing Podcast - Autumn Graying
In this episode, It's a stunning Autumn day, David revisits an elusive pool which looks perfect but has never quite produced the goods on previous visits. Will it be any different this year when he fishes using czech nymphs and killer bugs.
58:57 10/26/2020
Fly Fishing Podcast - Unexpected Dry Fly Fishing For Grayling
In this episode, David sets out to the river on a perfect early Autumn morning. The intention is fishing some deep nymphs for Grayling but rising fish force a change of tactics!
41:13 09/09/2020
Fly Fishing Podcast - Dry Fly Fishing For Trout
It's a bright sunny day and David is out on the river chasing trout and grayling on a dry fly. The aromatic scent of wild garlic is in the air and the sunshine is glinting on the river like a thousand diamonds - a beautiful day to be out but not ideal for dry fly - will David succeed!
33:17 07/23/2020
Fly Fishing Podcast - Wild Brown Trout With The Klink & Dink
In this episode, David makes an early start to fish a small stream with a klink & dink set up. The woods are full of bluebells and it's a stunning spring day but will David manage to snare one of these crafty wild brown trout?
38:45 05/27/2020
Fly Fishing Audiobook - Chapter 5 - Where The Bright Waters Meet By Harry Plunket Greene.
I will be recording and publishing some audiobooks of old fly fishing classics starting with Where The Bright Waters Meet by Harry Plunket Greene. Due to their age, these books are out of copyright. The normal monthly fly fishing podcast will be back on as soon as the lockdown has finished and we are allowed out to fish...
53:24 05/08/2020
Studio Podcast - Fly Fishing Leaders For Beginners
In this studio-based podcast, David tackles the subject of fly fishing leaders and discusses the merits of different set-ups and materials.
19:09 04/22/2020
Fly Fishing Audiobook - Chapter 4 - Where The Bright Waters Meet By Harry Plunket Greene.
I will be recording and publishing some audiobooks of old fly fishing classics starting with Where The Bright Waters Meet by Harry Plunket Greene. Due to their age, these books are out of copyright. The normal monthly fly fishing podcast will be back on as soon as the lockdown has finished and we are allowed out to fish...
10:14 04/21/2020
Fly Fishing Audiobook - Chapter 3 - Where The Bright Waters Meet By Harry Plunket Greene.
I will be recording and publishing some audiobooks of old fly fishing classics starting with Where The Bright Waters Meet by Harry Plunket Greene. Due to their age, these books are out of copyright. The normal monthly fly fishing podcast will be back on as soon as the lockdown has finished and we are allowed out to fish...
17:15 04/19/2020
Fly Fishing Audiobook - Chapter 2 - Where The Bright Waters Meet By Harry Plunket Greene.
I will be recording and publishing some audiobooks of old fly fishing classics starting with Where The Bright Waters Meet by Harry Plunket Greene. Due to their age, these books are out of copyright. The normal monthly fly fishing podcast will be back on as soon as the lockdown has finished and we are allowed out to fish...
14:43 04/16/2020
Fly Fishing Audiobook - Chapter 1 - Where The Bright Waters Meet By Harry Plunket Greene.
I will be recording and publishing some audiobooks of old fly fishing classics starting with Where The Bright Waters Meet by Harry Plunket Greene. Due to their age, these books are out of copyright. The normal monthly fly fishing podcast will be back on as soon as the lockdown has finished and we are allowed out to fish again Take care and keep safe...
22:57 04/13/2020
Fly Fishing Podcast - Chasing Winter Grayling
It's a beautiful winter morning and with the crunch of frost underfoot, David sets out to target Grayling in the cool, clear waters of the river. Which will come first, the sensation of a fish through the rod, or a lack of sensation in his toes?
38:09 02/07/2020
Fly Fishing Podcast - Czech Nymphing For Winter Grayling
After the devasting floods of last year, the river has finally returned to a more manageable level. David travels northward in search of winter Grayling. The high water has pushed around the gravels and moved the runs and pools, relocating the usual winter haunts of this lovely wild fish.
30:37 01/09/2020
Fly Fishing Podcast - Top 3 Podcast Memories Of 2019
With the wet weather and high rivers, David lights the stove, settles the dogs on their beds and takes a look back at his favourite podcasts of 2019. 
34:09 12/11/2019
Fly Fishing Podcast - Casting For Autumn Grayling
In this episode, David is out chasing Autumn Grayling. It's a beautiful Autumn day as the sun casts beams through the golden trees to ignite the mist above the river. What a day to be on the river!
32:53 10/23/2019
Fly Fishing Podcast - Summer Nymphing
In this episode, it's the hottest day of the year and David retreats to the cool shade of the river to fish for Trout & Grayling. An unexpected overnight thunderstorm has coloured the river but will a trusty killer bug do the business?
34:55 08/01/2019
Fly Fishing Podcast - Fly Fishing For Pike
In this episode, David hits the reservoir in search of Pike on the fly. The weather is perfect and with a trusty 9 weight in hand, David explores the weed beds and snags looking for some toothy critters!
37:33 07/03/2019
Fly Fishing Podcast - Small Stream Fishing For Wild Brown Trout
In this episode, David targets wild brown trout in a small woodland stream. Stealth is required to tempt these stunning fish. On a perfect Spring morning in the woods, the last of the bluebells are illuminated by the sun, it's just great to be outside!
33:15 05/29/2019
Fly Fishing Podcast - Scottish Salmon Fishing On The River Dee
In this episode, David is fly fishing for salmon on the Aberdeenshire Dee. The Dee is surrounded by beautiful woodlands with birds of prey overhead and red squirrels climbing the pine trees. There are Salmon running the river, but will David connect with the king of fish?
53:19 04/09/2019
Fly Fishing Podcast - Rainbows On Small Stillwaters
In this episode, David retreats from the swollen rivers to chase some rainbows in small lakes. It's a race against time as the rising sun starts to beat down on to the water!
43:59 03/20/2019
Fly Fishing Podcast - Nymphing For Winter Grayling
In this episode, it's a beautiful Winters day. David is wading upstream and fishing the nymph for Grayling. David tries to unlock the secrets of an elusive pool. Will he succeed?
27:53 01/18/2019