Hemmingways Guided Fishing and Casting Tuition

Hemmingways Fishing Tuition

Eric Hope of Hemmingways

Eric Hope has been offering guided fishing trips and angling tuition around Cumbria for almost 20 years.

With a vast knowledge of both river and lake angling, and  a qualification in teaching, Eric will be sure to put you over plenty of fish, and aid you into catching some of the quality specimens which inhabit the waters of the Lake District.

Website: www.hemmingwaysfish.co.uk
E-mail: eric@hemmingwaysfish.co.uk
Phone: 07771 763067 / 017687 79227
Qualifications: GAIA, STANIC
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guided Fishing: Yes
Instruction for Corporate Groups: Yes
Onsite Shop: No
Fishing tackle provided: Yes
Accommodation: No
Facebook: Hemmingways Angling Adventures

Fly fishing for Pike is a speciality on several Lake District waters

If you’d like to book Eric for some guided fishing or fly casting tuition, visit his website or cast him a line on the above details.

The Eden Angler – Fly Fishing Guiding and Tuition

Geoff Johnston offers first class fly fishing tuition on a one to one basis or groups. Situated around Cumbria, Geoff offers guided fly fishing for Trout and Grayling on the River Eden and its tributaries.

Geoff Johnston, eden angler

Geoff Johnston, fly fishing instructor

Name: Geoff Johnston
Website: theedenangler.co.uk
E-mail: theedenangler@gmail.com
Phone: 07957256051 or 01228402691
Qualifications: AAGPAI
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guided Fishing: Yes
Instruction for Corporate Groups: Yes
Onsite Shop: No
Fishing tackle provided: Yes
Accommodation: No
CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) Checked

If you need work on your casting technique, or just a brush up in river or lake fishing, Geoffs tailored casting tuition and guided fishing will put you in great stead when you head for the water.

Group and Corporate events can be arranged as well as fly fishing tackle, with prior notification.

Facebook: facebook.com/TheEdenAngler/
Twitter: twitter.com/theedenangler
Instagram: instagram.com/theedenangler/

Bowland’s Fly Fishing

Area of operation:  Lancashire and Yorkshire

fly fishing instruction from Bowland's

Bowland’s fly fishing instruction

It’s amazing how much professional fly fishing tuition will help you improve your fly fishing!

Name: Peter Scholes
Website: www.bowlandflyfishing.co.uk
E-mail: info@bowlandflyfishing.co.uk
Phone: 07506 215 120
Instruction: River, Lake
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Bowland’s main venue for fly fishing tuition in Lancashire is the wonderful Stocks Reservoir, with access to the 350 acre fully stocked lake. There is a great lodge serving hot meals and drinks as well as toilet facilities, and a fully stocked tackle shop.

Peter can teach you to:

•  Cast further and more accurately
•  Stop tangles and knots
•  Cast to rising fish quickly
•  Learn which flies to use and when
•  Learn how to haul to increase distance
•  Catch more fish!

For a beginner or the more experienced angler, fly fishing tuition helps put you on the right track. It’s so easy to develop bad habits early on and fly fishing tuition from a professional instructor can improve your technique drastically.

Presentation Fly Fishing

Presentation fly fishing

fly fishing instruction

Presentation fly fishing instruction

With the aim of improving and developing presentation with dry fly and nymph, we have been focused on specific and general requirements in technique for several years, particularly on rivers.

Name: Jeremy Lucas
Website: presentationflyfishing.com
E-mail: jlucas@presentationflyfishing.com
Phone: 07737 013604
Qualifications: APGAI
Instruction: River
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guided Fishing: Yes

We now organise guided trips or courses on exemplar rivers throughout Europe. These include the Eden in Cumbria, England; San River in south-east Poland; and the rivers of north-west Slovenia.  These are all outstanding mixed wild trout and grayling rivers.

The courses involve demonstration and tuition/coaching sessions, followed by one to one coaching and then free-roaming fishing for guests. Numbers on these courses are limited to four. The courses are aimed at fly anglers who have the fundamental skills and some river experience and now want to explore right to the limits of possibilities.  Beginner and intermediate level days can also be organised.

Jim Curry – Yorkshire Fly Fishing School


Full time professional & skilled AAPGAI Master fly fishing & fly casting instructor, Jim Curry offers a fully qualified and professional fly fishing skills, fly fishing casting tuition & guiding service. Choose from rainbow trout, brown trout, winter grayling & salmon fly fishing courses on various rivers and lakes in Yorkshire.


As an AAPGAI (Master), STANIC & Certified F.F.F fly fishing instructor, Jim…

… is fully qualified to teach fly fishing & fly casting with both a single handed and double handed rod
… has been assessed in his ability to provide fly fishing instruction to the highest standard available
… holds full Public Liability Insurance and a Basic First Aid qualification
…has been CRB cleared & certified.

Instruction: River, Lake
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guided fishing: Yes
Corporate Groups: Yes
Fishing tackle provided: Yes
Onsite shop: Yes
Accommodation: Can arrange on request
Email: mail@jimcurry.co.uk
Phone: 07973 291 367 

Go Fly fishing instruction UK

go fly fishing

Wild Brown Trout, caught on the fly!

The UK has some of the most famous fly fishing locations in the world, from the classic English chalk streams to the rivers and lakes of the Yorkshire Dales.

The two main services offerings of Go Fly Fishing UK are fly fishing lessons and guided fly fishing days. Get in touch for more details.

Name: Dave Martin (W Yorks), Steve Rhodes (Yorks Dales)
Website: www.goflyfishinguk.com
E-mail: dave@goflyfishinguk.com/ steve@goflyfishinguk.com
Phone: Dave: 07899 034728 Steve: 01756 748378
Qualifications: L2CCA
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate (Steve also teaches Advanced)
Guided Fishing: Yes
Instruction for Corporate Groups: Yes
Onsite Shop: No
Fishing tackle provided: Yes
Accommodation: No

Dave and Steve are both Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guides as are a number of our other excellent fly fishing guides. As well as Dave and Steve, Go Fly Fishing UK has over twenty other excellent fly fishing guides based around the UK.

As well as being highly experienced fly fishers, they are also trained and qualified fly fishing instructors.

Total Fly Fishing

The Total Fly Fishing Company is an expert in advising specialist fly fishing and tackle information, and provides tuition in all disciplines.

total fly fishing

Total fly fishing instruction

Name: David Griffiths
Website: www.totalflyfishing.co.uk
E-mail: david@totalflyfishing.co.uk
Phone: 01747871695
Qualifications: APGAI, STANIC, GAIA
Instruction: River, Lake
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guided Fishing: Yes
Instruction for Corporate Groups: Yes
Onsite Shop: No
Fishing tackle provided: Yes
Accommodation: Yes

With expertly tailored trout and salmon casting instruction for individuals or groups, the total fishing company offer great tuition to improve the levels of anyone’s casting.

They offer salmon, trout, sea trout and other game species fishing, and also saltwater flyfishing at home and abroad. Tuition can be held on Lake or Chalk stream guided trout and river Grayling flyfishing in Wiltshire and Hampshire, England.

At Total fishing company there are always Speycasting and salmon fishing specialists on hand which also hold bespoke residential guided salmon fishing holidays. They hold trout chalkstream flyfishing corporate days on the Rivers Test,Itchen, Kennet, Nadder and Anton.
They can also offer advice on trout and salmon fishing tackle choice.

Phil Ratcliffe fly fishing

Area of operation: North West – Cheshire area –  Guiding service North Wales (Rivers Dee & Severn)

phil ratcliffe

Fly fishing instructor Phil Ratcliffe

Fly fishing with Phil Ratcliffe

I am a fully qualified APGAI fly casting instructor & Fly Fishing rivers guide,  and CRB checked.

Name: Phil Ratcliffe
Website: www.philratcliffeflyfishing.co.uk
E-mail: philflyfishing@aol.co.uk
Phone: 07875718718
Qualifications: GAIA, APGAI, IFFF – Master Casting Instructor (MCI), Certified Two handed casting instructor (THCI)
Instruction: River, Lake, Reservoir, Pond
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guided Fishing: Yes
Instruction for Corporate Groups: Yes
Onsite Shop: No
Fishing tackle provided: Yes
Accommodation: No

I am able to offer a full range of services to meet your fly fishing requirements whether you’re just starting out or need to improve your casting skills.

Perhaps you are new to the sport and want have a go at river fishing, or maybe you would like to improve on the skills you already have.

I can guide you to some great fishing and offer you the help and advice to get you on the right track.

I’m also a pro guide for Sage/RIO/Redington and SIMMS.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Phil-Ratcliffe-Fly-Fishing
Twitter: @philflyfishing
Other social media: YouTube

Game Fishing Instruction

 Area of Operation: North West of England, including North Wales, The Algarve.

fly fishing instruction with chris aldred

Chris Aldred, fly fishing instructor

Chris offers the complete package. From learning how to cast and tie your own flies, to using them to catch your first fish.

Name: Chris Aldred
Website: www.chrisaldredflyfishing.co.uk
E-mail: chris@chrisaldredflyfishing.co.uk
Phone: 07779 725298
Qualifications: GAIA, APGAI, IFFF THCI MCI
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guided Fishing: Yes
Instruction for Corporate Groups: Yes
Onsite Shop: No
Fishing tackle provided: Yes
Accommodation: No

Guided fishing for All species, Private Salmon fishing available

Chris is based in the North West of England, with access to numerous rivers and stillwaters. He teaches and guides for all species, freshwater, saltwater and coarse, He can usually be found teaching and guiding locally, as well demonstrating at various shows throughout the UK

If you are looking for top quality, up to date tuition, taught in a friendly, relaxed manner, Chris can help you improve your casting skills and fishing knowledge.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chris-Aldred-Fly-Fishing-185063408190262
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisAldred68
Other social media: http://chrisaldred.blogspot.co.uk

Bob & Vera Carlson Fly Fishing Tuition

Area of Operation: South Cumbria and North Lancashire

bob & vera carlson

Bob and Vera Carlson

Fly fishing with Bob and Vera Carlson

Bob and Vera offer casting instruction for beginners, intermediate and also more experienced anglers who want to improve their technique or learn more advanced casts.

There is river fishing instruction for both beginners and improvers as well as guided fly fishing on both lakes and rivers.

Website: http://www.flyfishingtuition.co.uk
E-mail: bobcarlson@btinternet.com
Phone: 07886 817770
Qualifications: GAIA, L2CCA
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Instruction: River, Lake, Reservoir
Guided Fishing: Yes
Instruction for Corporate Groups: No
Onsite Shop: No
Fishing tackle provided: Yes
Accommodation: No

All tackle is provided and comprehensive tuition notes are given out for use as “aide memoires”.  Instruction is undertaken on a one to one basis or for small groups of friends and relatives

Bob and Vera are qualified and licensed as fishing coaches by the Angling Development Board. They have First Aid Certificates and have attended a course on Child Protection. All services offered are fully insured.