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
Website: www.peaksflyfishing.com
E-mail: david@peaksflyfishing.com
Phone: 01143 600 590
Qualifications:
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.

Glengap Fly Fishing

Area of operation: Scotland

Glengap Scottish fly fishing instruction

Glengap Scottish fly fishing instruction

Whatever your requirement is Gordon James can put a program together to suit. 

Name: Gordon James
Website: glengapflyfishing.com/contact.html
E-mail: s.james.glengapflyfishing@ntlworld.com
Qualifications: Qualified Professional Fly FishingInstructor,
Game Angling Instructors Certificate, Certificate in Coaching Angling (Game) Level 2, Angling Development Board Licensed Coach (Game), City & Guilds Unit – L20
Instruction: Lake and river
Levels: Beginner – Advanced
Guided Fishing: Yes
Instruction for Corporate Groups: Yes
Onsite Shop: No
Fishing tackle provided: Yes
Accommodation: can be arranged

Gordon first qualified as a Professional Game Angling instructor in 2004. He has since then conducted guiding and coaching at various venues, rivers  and fisheries throughout England, Wales and Scotland, as well as supporting where possible the Game Angling Instructors Association and the Salmon & Trout Association at various County Shows and Fairs.

During that time, he has offered the novice and experienced fishers  a variety of events that he knows he would have appreciated in his formative years, in fact these events have evolved into a four year ‘continued personal developement programme’ for the the fly fisher, running during the year to accommodate any level of angler regardless of experience.

Allan Sefton fishing

allan sefton fly fishing

Allan Sefton fly fishing instruction

Allan Sefton lives in Hemingford Abbots, a pretty Cambridgeshire village, which sits on the banks of the Great Ouse. Grafham Water, one of the best trout lakes in Europe, is five miles away.

Name: Allan Sefton
Website: www.allanseftonfishing.co.uk
E-mail: allan.sefton.fishing@ntlworld.com
Phone: 07850 759751
Qualifications: GAIA, L2CCA
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guided Fishing: Yes
Instruction for Corporate Groups: Yes
Onsite Shop: No
Fishing tackle provided: Yes
Accommodation: No, but can be recommended

You cannot fly fish until you can cast… but being able to cast does not mean you are an expert fly fisher! It takes time and practice but personal, one-to-one tuition quickly turns the beginner into a rapid learner.

Allan is also the author of best-selling fishing books “Getting Started at Fly Fishing for Trout” and “Salmon Fly Fishing”.

He’s a regular contributor to Trout and Salmon, the UK’s best selling game fishing magazine.

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.

Chris Bright Flyfishing

Area of Operation: Stillwaters and rivers throughout Hampshire,Test Valley,Dorset

Chris Bright, fly fishing instructor

Chris Bright, fly fishing instructor

Fly fishing with Chris and Candy Bright

Fly fishing tuition (single handed rod) for complete beginners up to level 2 instructors.  Guided days for individuals or groups.  Full corporate days at selected venues.

Name: Chris Bright
Website: http://www.chrisbrightflyfishing.co.uk/
E-mail: cbrightflyfishing@tiscali.co.uk
Phone: 07762183583 / 01590671893
Qualifications: GAIA, L2CCA
Instruction: River, Lake
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guided Fishing: Yes
Instruction for Corporate Groups: Yes
Onsite Shop: No
Fishing tackle provided: Yes
Accommodation: No

Fly Fishing for brown trout on small streams

One of the most luring things about a blog is its design and how well maintained it is, here’s one which I found pretty interesting.

The blog consists of Richard Barrett writing a daily diary on his ventures to the small streams around England. Posting quality pictures and updates of his days on the bank, Richard lets in on some of his most successful dry fly patterns and techniques of how to catch those unsuspecting trout. His knowledge and understanding of the small streams provides a good read for the small stream addict or the hardened reservoir fisher. His tips on fishing the Dry fly could help you catch your personal best  trout or grayling!

Richards blog shows dedication and perseverance to the sport and willingness to share his ability and experiences with others. Keep an eye out on the blog for some tackle  reviews, the most recent being one of our own Airflo fly lines.

Here’s the link – http://www.smallstreambrowntroutfishing.blogspot.com/

    

Written by Kieron Jenkins

Fly fishing coaches – John Stephens

Fly fishing with John Stephens

John Stephens fly fishing

Fly fishing with John Stephens

We can provide guides for lakes or rivers, we specialise in the chalk streams of Southern England. We can arrange fishing for you through tried and trusted organisations. This can be either for one person or a party.
Name: John Stephens
Website: flyfishingcoaches.co.uk
E-mail: info@flyfishingcoaches.co.uk
Phone: +44 (0)7971099446
Qualifications: Level 2 GAC (Game Angling Coaches)
Instruction: Single Handed Fly Fishing
Levels: Beginners to Advanced
Guided Fishing: Yes – River Test and around the South East
Instruction for Corporate Groups: Can be arranged
Onsite Shop: No
Fishing tackle provided: Yes – if required
Accommodation: Yes – if requested

We can arrange for you and or your friends to spend a day with one of our coaches on a river or lake. The coach will do more than give you casting tuition they will be your guide as well. You will learn to improve your casting as well as learning more about fishing. They will spend the day with you –  their goal is to make your day special. They will point out anything that they notice of interest, that could be a rare plant or an insect hatching. Your day will be filled with experiences.

Spring Hill fishery

Spring Hill Trout Waters are scenically located in a valley in Brenchley Wood near Matfield in Kent. The fishery consists of three clear spring fed waters which are stocked with top quality rainbow and brown trout up 14.5lbs.

The abundance of insects provide for superb fishing, especially in the evenings when hatches are frequent and dry fly fishing will often produce great results. Hatches include: Midge, Caddis, Sedge, Mayfly, Damsels and most other insects found in Southern England.

Facilities on offer at  Spring Hill

Disabled access: Yes

Tackle Hire: Yes

Toilets: Yes

Refreshments: Yes complimentary Tea and Coffee

Day passes: Yes

Phone: 07951 304515 – 01892 826041

Web: www.springhilltroutwaters.co.uk

 

Harpsdale Fishery

The fishery, the most northerly stillwater in Scotland, is situated approximately 10 miles south of Thurso. It has been developed over several years from an existing marsh and is constantly fed by a small Burn, this along with the depth of the pools provides an excellent habitat for the stock.

The park is approximately 4.5 acres in size and divided into two pools, with some small islands linked together by bridges (no excuse for the wind being in the wrong direction).  It is regularly stocked with a variety of Rainbow, Brook & Brown Trout.  The Rainbows are stocked up to 14 Ib and browns up to 3 Ib

Facilities on offer at Harpsdale Fishery
Disabled access: Yes
Onsite Tackle Shop: No
Tackle Hire: No
Toliets: Yes
Refreshments: Yes
Day passes: Yes
Phone: 01847831344
Website: http://harpsdalefishery.co.uk

Stuart Minnikin – Yorkshire Dales Fly Fishing

Fly fishing with Stuart Minnikin

stuart minnikin fly fishing

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
Website: www.yorkshire-dales-flyfishing.com/
E-mail: stuart@yorkshire-dales-flyfishing.com
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.