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Fly Fishing Courses - Starting your journey

We understand that trying out something new for the first time can be daunting so our courses are designed to be fun, informal and informative. After all the whole idea of fly fishing is to get away from it all and enjoy yourself!

Novice Fly Fishing Courses

It really doesn't matter if you don't know anything about fly fishing. In fact it can be a positive advantage as there won't be any bad habits to correct. I will supply the equipment, organise permits and provide fly casting instruction which will have you up and running in very little time. Here are some of my most popular courses. Please click the tabs above for more detailed information.

1 Day Fly Fishing Course

The perfect way to enjoy a taste of Fly Fishing. The morning session provides an introduction to the equipment, an easy to learn session of casting and a kick start to your angling knowledge. The goal is to be fishing by lunchtime! With a hard fighting Trout in our sights there will be no doubt about the excitement in the air; that first fish is very special. To help achieve success I continue providing knowledge such as knot tying, where to find the fish, how to locate their depth and of course choose the correct fly.

2 Day Fly Fishing Course

This is an ideal short break. Very popular with guests who fancy a quick weekend getaway, the two day course offers a more in depth introduction to fly fishing. Day one provides all the necessary tuition to get started and of course the chance to relax in the beautiful surroundings of the West Country. By late afternoon my goal is to have guests casting and catching. After day one head to a local award winning restaurant and enjoy the comfort of a country house hotel or guest house. Arrive fresh on day two and continue your journey into the world of fly fishing with another action packed stillwater session or become absorbed in the tranquillity of river fishing for Wild Trout.

Multi Day Fly Fishing Courses

We advise guests trying out fly fishing for the first time to get started with a one or two day course. These courses provide plenty of information to provide those who attend with the ability to head out fishing on their own. However if you are very keen to take up fly fishing as a regular pastime we can organise a bespoke course of up to a week in length. Please contact me to discuss options.

One Day Fly Fishing Course - At a Glance

Would you like to try Fly Fishing? Not sure if it is really for you? Maybe you already fish, but have some faults that result in tangles or loss of distance? Short term fly fishing tuition is available throughout the year including weekends / week days and on a variety of venues.

This is an ideal course on a one to one basis, for couples or a small group of friends. My novice days are particularly popular but if you are already experienced, an improver or refresher session can be arranged.

The following guide offers a general outline of how a day can be structured and has been based upon a one day taster course. Tuition is relaxed and designed to be fun and informative; so the timetable is extremely flexible!

For more in depth tuition why not book one of my two day fly fishing courses?

Two Day Fly Fishing Course - At a Glance

Are you keen to start Fly Fishing? This could be the option for you. Two days spent learning all about the tackle and techniques required to become a successful Fly Fisher. This is a more in depth course than the one day option and provides an opportunity to try fly fishing on both stillwater and river venues.

Two memorable days that can be enjoyed on a one to one basis or as a part of a group. In particular this is the perfect way for parents with children to spend quality time together in the great outdoors (special family fly fishing deals are available) If you plan to take a prolonged journey into the world of fly fishing then my two day course represents an excellent foundation of skills for a lifetime of adventures.

The following guide offers a general outline of how a two day fly fishing course can be structured. Tuition is relaxed and designed to be fun and informative; the time table is extremely flexible and tailored to my guest's requirements.

Two days just not enough? Take part in an extended fly fishing adventure and let me create your own bespoke itinerary of up to a week in length. See an example of a multi day course here.

Multi Day Fly Fishing Course - At a Glance

Do you love Fly Fishing? Join an extravaganza of fishing delight stalking fish from the mountains of Exmoor to the dramatic North Devon coast - learning all the way.

This option is ideally suited to an improving or experienced angler and offers a host of benefits. Advance your casting, try new species and receive tuition in a variety of techniques. Above all, take a well deserved holiday, forget everyday life and become absorbed in the eclectic world of fly fishing.

Multi day courses are customised on an individual basis and designed to make the best use of conditions and seasonal variations. The following guide is based upon an actual week organised for my guests in the past.

The itinerary above represents an illustration only and can be customised to exact requirements. For example the core skills could all be developed by fishing for Wild Brown Trout on a number of different rivers throughout the week. Please drop me a line with your thoughts via the contact page or quick enquiry box and let me turn your ideas into reality!


If you would like to organise a 5 day event for a larger group, please contact me.

What's included? Qualified fly fishing tuition, permits, licences and equipment for use during the course. Transport to local venues.

What's not included? Accommodation, meals or drinks.

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“ Your teaching and enthusiastic support for our aspirations were truly inspiring. We had a great time learning the basics and look forward to learning more, probably next year, about other aspects of fly fishing.”

Steve & Adam Morley (London) - 2 Day Fly Fishing Course

Steve & Adam Morley (London) - 2 Day Fly Fishing Course
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