Held from 12th to 15th September in St Mawes.
Now entering its 5th year, the Orvis UK Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival returns to the Cornish coast this September 12th – 15th. The Salt, as the event is also known is a celebration of the under-appreciated saltwater fly fishing available in the UK.
The Salt will include demonstrations from saltwater fly fishing experts, with sessions for beginners as well as more experienced anglers, covering everything from casting to finding fish. There will also be friendly competitions for amateur and professional anglers running over the weekend, fly fishing film screenings and cooking demonstrations from Bradley Smokers and local chefs including Paul Wadham, Head Chef at Hotel Tresanton, Andy McCreery, Head Chef at The St. Mawes Hotel and Tim Kendall, Head Chef at The Idle Rocks. Local spirits company Curio will be hosting a pop-up gin bar on the harbour and will be creating brand new cocktail for the event, as well as providing refreshments at the opening party on Thursday 12th.
St. Mawes, a small Cornish fishing village on the Roseland Peninsular, is a perfect venue for the festival, which aims to encourage more people to take up the pastime. The setting is stunning, with a beautiful coastline, several great hotels, pubs and B&Bs. The seas around St. Mawes are stuffed with fish, including mackerel, bass and mullet, aka the ‘British Bonefish’, so there’s a wide variety of species to catch. People can fish from the rocks, from the beach, in the river estuary and from boats.