Chris Timothy – Guiding on Blagdon

Looking for a guide on Blagdon Water? With over 45 years experience of fly fishing, who’s to turn up the chance of fishing with an ex-England international.

Chris’s first experience of Loch style fishing was at the early age of ten on Lochs such as Melvin, Erne and Arrow in Ireland.

When he first started fishing Blagdon some thirty years ago, it soon became apparent that THIS was the place to fish.

Since then he has fished for England on four separate occasions, but has always looked forward to be back on Blagdon.

PACKAGES
We offer packages taylor-made to your requirements

At all levels and methods from Dry Fly to Di7

Guiding with one or two fisherman

Discounted rates for B&B & Evening Meal

Tackle Supplied

Boat & Engine supplied

Guiding Gift Vouchers

Please e-mail for more information and costs

Tel:-(+44) 01761 462 279

Email:- jo.mcghee@gmail.com

River Fly Box – Dave Wiltshire

Based in Chew Magna near Bristol, Dave is an AAPGAI qualified casting and fly fishing instructor.

Name: Dave Wiltshire
Website: www.riverflybox.co.uk/
E-mail: dave.wiltshire1@googlemail.com
Phone:
Qualifications: AAPGAI
Instruction: River
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guided Fishing: Yes
Instruction for Corporate Groups: Yes
Onsite Shop:
Fishing tackle provided: Yes
Accommodation: Yes – Can be arranged

Guided trips are also available on rivers, brooks, still waters and chalk streams. These could be great ways to explore a new type of water or style of fishing. Whether you are a complete beginner wishing to make your first cast or catch your first fish, a still water angler looking to make your first steps into running water, or a competent angler of all aspects wishing to learn a new technique and hone your fishing skills, Dave aims to make these day informative and enjoyable.

Derek Aunger

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Fly fishing with Derek Aunger

Derek is a very well known, respected and fully qualified game angling instructor with over 50 years fly fishing experience.

Name: Derek Aunger
Website: www.derekaungerflyfishing.co.uk
E-mail: derek.aunger@btinternet.com
Phone: 07737 387 217
Qualifications: GAIA, STANIC,
Instruction: Lake, river, fly tying
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guided Fishing: Yes
Instruction for Corporate Groups: Yes
Onsite Shop: No
Fishing tackle provided: Yes
Accommodation: Can Be arranged

He has appeared in magazines and on television, has his own signature saltwater rod and was in the England International team during 1980s.

His expertise covers the many techniques and skills needed to successfully fish for trout and salmon, on lakes and lochs, streams and rivers.

Derek is a member of the Game Angling Instructors’ Association (GAIA) and a Salmon & Trout Association Instructor, holding the Salmon & Trout Association National Instructors Certificate (STANIC –Salmon and Trout)

A past member of the Register of Fly Fishing Instructors and Schools (REFFIS)-Salmon and Trout), The Association of Stillwater Game Fishery Managers (ASGFM) and The Fly Dressers’ Guild.

David Green West Country fishing

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David Green, fly fishing instructor

Based near Bristol, we provide fishing tuition and coaching for beginners, intermediate or advanced fisherman across a range of disciplines, whether it be Fly, Coarse or Sea Fishing.

Name: David Green
Website: www.westcountryfishing.co.uk
E-mail: lmdgreen@btinternet.com
Phone: 07810 545 014
Qualifications: GAIA, L2CCA, STANIC
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guided Fishing: Yes
Instruction for Corporate Groups: Yes
Onsite Shop: No
Fishing tackle provided: Yes
Accommodation: No

We Guide on the Bristol Water Reservoirs, Chew Valley Lake, Blagdon Lake and the Barrow Reservoirs as well as numerous lakes, rivers and streams in the West Country.

Our local Fishery, Jacklands Trout Lakes are a short distance away and are ideal for coaching sessions! We have access to the rivers Exe, Taw, Torridge, Dart, Yeo, Haddeo, Camel, Fowey, Tamar as well as the North Somerset rivers and Somerset Levels drains and canals for fly fishing for pike.

We have extensive experience of Fly Fishing for Bass in the Bristol Channel and seas around the Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and Dorset coasts, and can guide you to some of the best Bass spots in the area.

Martin Cottis Trout Guide

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Fishing with Martin Cottis


Martin Cottis is a highly experienced, fully-qualified fly-fishing guide working at Chew Valley and Blagdon Lakes. He has over 35 years experience on these waters.

Name: Martin Cottis
Website: www.troutguide.co.uk
E-mail: martin@troutguide.co.uk
Phone: 07747843548
Qualifications: GAIA, STANIC
Instruction: River, Lake, Casting, Fly Tying, trout, pike, perch, chub
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guided Fishing: Yes
Instruction for Corporate Groups: Yes
Onsite Shop: No
Fishing tackle provided: Yes
Accommodation: No

Over the last 10 years Martin has specialised as a professional guide in top-of-the-water dry fly fishing, pike on fly, nymphs on long leaders and fly-caught specimen perch.

As a fully qualified casting and fly-tying instructor, Martin runs beginners’ days at Chew Valley Lake and is the approved guide for the Bristol waters.

Whether you’re a beginner to the sport and want to learn the ropes, or a more experienced fisherman keen to brush up on your skills and get shown the hot spots to fish, Martin will be able to put together a package to suit you. Follow the links above to find out more, or get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Neil Keep Fly Fishing

Fly fishing with Neil Keep

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Fly fishing with Nell Keep

Neil offers guided fly fishing and instruction for all abilities, young and old. He is available to teach people on a one to one basis or group sessions – For the perfect gift vouchers for all occasions are also available.

Name: Neil Keep
Website: www.neilkeepflyfishing.co.uk/
E-mail: n.keep@btinternet.com
Phone: 01761 472 656 / 07821 647 055
Qualifications: BAIC, L2CCA
Instruction: River, Lake, Reservoir, Pond, Salt water
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guided Fishing: Yes
Instruction for Corporate Groups: Yes
Onsite Shop: No
Fishing tackle provided: Yes
Accommodation: Can arrange on request


Casting tuition can be booked by the hour, and courses from one to five days to suit your specific requirements. Corporate days are also provided.

Mike Hobbs – proangler.co.uk

Area of Operation: Bristol areaBlagdon Reservoir, Chew Valley, Barrows, Jacklands

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Fly fishing instructor Mike Hobbs

Mike offers fly casting tuition from beginner to advanced improver.

Name: Mike Hobbs
Website: www.proangler.co.uk/
E-mail: mikehobbs@proangler.co.uk
Phone: 07802 177 039
Qualifications: GAIA, L2CCA
Instruction: Lake, Reservoir
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guided Fishing: Yes
Instruction for Corporate Groups: Yes
Onsite Shop: No
Fishing tackle provided: Yes
Accommodation: Can arrange on request

Take advantage of guided boat fishing on Blagdon and Chew Valley reservoirs, as well as bank fishing at the Barrows and Jacklands nr Bristol.

Corporate entertainment is available, as are taster sessions for beginners with all tackle supplied.

Why not treat someone special with one of Mike’s Gift vouchers?

Devon Fly fishing

Area of Operation: Rivers and still waters of North Devon and West Somerset. Group trips to New Brusnswick, Eastern Canada

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Fly fishing with Bryan Martin

Fly fishing with Bryan Martin

Bryan Martin provides fly fishing instruction and guiding on the rivers and still waters of North Devon and West Somerset, as well as bass fly fishing from the North Devon Coast. He also organises group trips to New Brunswick, Eastern Canada

Bryan is an advanced qualified fly casting and fly fishing instructor and a member of the Game Angling Instructors Association (GAIA) and the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF).

Name: Bryan Martin
Website: www.devonflyfishing.co.uk
E-mail: bryan@devonflyfishing.co.uk
Phone: 01769550840 / 01769550840
Qualifications: AAGPAI, GAIA, APGAI, L2CCA, STANIC, IFFF MCI, IFFF THCI
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guided Fishing: Yes
Instruction for Corporate Groups: Yes
Onsite Shop: No
Fishing tackle provided: Yes
Accommodation: No

Fly casting and fly fishing tuition are provided for complete beginners and those with experience wishing to advance their skills. We visit the picturesque rivers and still waters of North Devon and West Somerset where we find wild brown trout, sea trout and salmon, as well as rainbow trout in stocked still waters.

We make every session enjoyable and fun. Experience the thrill of catching your first fish on the fly or improving your existing skills. Enjoy pursuing migratory salmon and sea trout or fly fishing for sea bass in salt water.

If you are planning to become an instructor with the Game Angling Instructors Association (GAIA) or International Federation of Flyfishers (IFFF), Bryan is a fully qualified mentor and can guide and coach you through the requirements.

All equipment can be provided for your fishing session at no extra cost, and unbiased advice given for suitable equipment.

Twitter: @devonflyfishing

John Dawson Fly Fishing

Area of Operation: Exmoor, North and Mid Devon and Somerset.

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John Dawson, fly fishing instructor

Fly fishing with John Dawson

John offers fly Casting and fishing tuition at all levels for individuals, families and groups.

Name: John Dawson
Website: www.johndawson.co.uk
E-mail: info@johndawson.co.uk
Phone: 01398 331498
Qualifications: GAIA, L2CCA
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guided Fishing: Yes
Instruction for Corporate Groups: Yes
Onsite Shop: No
Fishing tackle provided: Yes
Accommodation: No

 

Opt for guided fishing trips on streams, rivers, lakes and reservoirs, or take a specialist courses in bank or boat fly fishing at Wimbleball Lake.

Corporate and countryside days are a must, with fishing and clay shooting.

John also teaches fly fishing to schools, and children can also enjoy fishing birthday parties.

Accommodation, meals and refreshments can be provided or arranged, as well as fly dressing tuition and classes.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/John-Dawson

Haycorn Flyfishing

Area of Operation: Cornwall

Fly fishing with Peter Leadsford

Fly fishing is my life long passion.  I offer tuition for all ages and abilities, using first class equipment.  My sessions are tailored to meet people’s individual needs so do please bring your sense of humour and let me introduce you to “Pete’s world”!

Why not hot or cold smoke your catch using my on site facilities!

Self-catering accommodation may be arranged in our 17th century cottage.

Instruction: River, Lake, Reservoir, Salt water

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Guided fishing: Yes

Corporate Groups: Yes

Fishing tackle provided: Yes

Onsite shop: No

Accommodation: Yes

Email: p.leadsford@rya-online.net

Phone: 01752851358