The Westlake Fly Fishing School is run by Ian Hockley at the picturesque Lockinge Fishery, near Wantage, in Oxfordshire.
We are located 15 miles south west of Oxford, close to the chalk streams of Berkshire, Hampshire and Wiltshire and the spring-fed rivers of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire.
The fishery comprises a series of nine lakes, interconnected by a small chalk stream and is spread over some 1½ miles of parkland. These peaceful surroundings, at the foot of the historic Ridgeway, on the edge of the Berkshire Downs, are the perfect backdrop for our fly-fishing School. The diverse nature of the fishery allows us to simulate virtually any fishing situation for the purposes of instruction.
We cater for all styles of fly fishing, from beginners’ trout fishing courses, salmon fishing and saltwater introductory courses, to salmon Spey casting and double haul.
Ian is a member of the Association of Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructors and holder of the Game Angling Instructors Association’s APGAI Certificate. He is qualified to teach salmon fishing, trout fishing and fly tying.