River Tar

September 15, 2010

A lime stone river very similar to the south of England chalkstreams. A wide (45 ft/15 m), shallow river, with a healthy growth of flowering ranunculus weed. The bottom is level, making wading easy. It is noted for its remarkable dry fly fishing due to the shallow nature of the river.


The river has a good stock of fish from 20 to 30 cm as well as some much larger fish up to 45 cm


The main hatches are BWO, Caddis, Spurwing, black gnats etc. We use a lot of small dries, mainly Klinkhammers, Comparaduns, Elk hair caddis, and small bead heads.


Suitable equipment for the fishing the Tar is an 8ft rod for a 3/4 line. 6X & 7X leaders

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