One Day Beginners’/Improvers’ Fly-Fishing Course

This one-day fly-fishing course is for individuals or small groups. We can supply all tackle and equipment but do bring your own if you have it.  Our aim is to provide a thorough grounding in the basic skills of fly fishing, and sufficient knowledge for you to be able to assemble your tackle, select a fly and fish with confidence.

The course centres around fly-casting, which is paramount to fly fishing, discussing the mechanics of the cast to enhance an understanding of our objective. During the session, we would also examine tackle systems and rigs, practicing knots, and providing a general idea of how it all goes together.

We will look at fishing entomology and flies, examining the main groups of aquatic invertebrates that form part of the trout’s diet, catching some real ones to compare these with the flies we use to imitate them.

We will discuss the principal quarry species and, in addition to trout, we will also look at salt-water and migratory fish.

During the session we will also demonstrate more advanced casting techniques such as Spey casting and double hauling to complete a picture of the techniques available.

The remaining part of the session will be spent fishing, under supervision, putting into practice our newly acquired skills.

Half Day Beginners’/Improvers’ Fly-Fishing Course

This course is an intensive short-course that covers the same subject area as the one day course without the fishing practice.

This would suit those who would benefit from the intensive instruction whilst able to take themselves fishing.