Peaks Fly Fishing

Area of operation: Midlands, Yorkshire & the Humber

fly fishing instruction - peak district

Peak District fly fishing instruction

Peaks fly fishing own the fishing rights on a beautiful private beat of the River Derwent near Darley Dale in Derbyshire. This beat is completely private and is only available to our clients. You can learn the wonderful art of river fly fishing in Derbyshire and have the river all to yourself!

Name: David Johnston
Phone: 01143 600 590
Instruction: Equipment & set up, watercraft, fly casting
Levels: Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced
Fishing tackle provided: Yes
Onsite Shop: No
Accommodation: No

For the beginner, fly fishing tuition will teach you the skills you need to get out there on your own and start catching fish. For the more experienced angler, Peak’s tuition will iron out any bad habits and improve your casting skills. You will learn new casts such as the single or double hall cast. Fly fishing tuition will also help you in finding the fish and selecting the right fly to catch them!

Tuition is available for half day and full day sessions. We offer fly fishing tuition in Derbyshire, South Yorkshire and The Peak District.

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.

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


Gary Bell Fly Fishing

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Gary Bell demonstrates a fly fishing cast

Gary started fly fishing at the age of 7 and tying flies at the age of 10. He has been a full time Professional Game Angling Instructor since he obtained his entry level qualifications and 3 months later his APGAI qualifications in 1998.

Name: Gary Bell
Phone: 07828976548
Qualifications: AAGPAI, GAIA, APGAI, APGAI-I
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guided Fishing: Yes
Instruction for Corporate Groups: Yes
Onsite Shop: No
Fishing tackle provided: Yes
Accommodation: Yes

Gary is well known throughout Great Britain and Ireland for his Instruction, Demonstrations, Guiding and also his Flies, which he ties to order.


Stuart Minnikin – Yorkshire Dales Fly Fishing

Fly fishing with Stuart Minnikin

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Stuart Minnikin, fly fishing instructor

Stuart Minnikin, is the founder of and runs Yorkshire Dales Flyfishing from Skipton, North Yorkshire, the “Gateway to the Dales”.

Name: Stuart Minnikin
Phone: 07761 762660
Qualifications: APGAI, L2CCA, GAIA
Instruction: River, Lake, Reservoir
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guided Fishing: Yes – for Trout and Grayling on Rivers and lakes
Instruction for Corporate Groups:
Onsite Shop: Yes: Flies
Fishing tackle provided: Yes
Accommodation: Can arrange on request

Stuart is a fully qualified fly fishing instructor and former member of the England International Rivers Fly Fishing Team.

He is also a member of the Hardy Pro Team.