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Stillwater Fly Fishing Course

Posted on April 28th, 2015


Spring is a great time to enjoy fly fishing for trout with nymphs and dry flies. Observing insects within lakes, hatching and falling onto the water, seeing how trout react to them, then selecting the right fly and method to catch fish, is the very essence of fly fishing. So what better time to learn more about stillwater dry fly and nymph fishing?

Who is the Seminar For?

  • Anyone who wants to learn more about fly fishing still waters imitatively
  • Perfect for less experienced fly fishers wanting to take the next step forward
  • Catch most of your fish on lures? Find out how to catch when lures fail
  • Want to keep catching when the going gets tough?

What’s Included?

  • AM – Talk, video presentations and practical demonstrations
  • PM – Fishing on Bushyleaze Lake, one of the best dry fly stillwater venues in the country plus guidance from instructors

Where, When & Price

  • Saturday 30th May 2015
  • Lechlade & Bushyleaze Trout Fishery
  • £79.50 including a 4 fish ticket

How Do I Book?

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5 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2012

Posted on December 31st, 2012

Just in case you missed them first time round, we thought we’d share your favorite blog posts in 2012.

As a bonus we thought to include a topical post for this time of year: –

Wishing you all a happy New Year!

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Fishing Report April 2011

Posted on May 1st, 2011

Beginners fly fishing

Sun, smiles and fine trout in a great location. A perfect way to start fly fishing!

April has been perfect. Fine weather bringing forward insect hatches, fabulous fly fishing on lake and river, plus lots of happy clients here at Midlands Fly Fishing.


Simply stunning fishing with huge buzzer hatches and the most abundant number of hawthorn fly we’ve seen in 5 years. Excellent action to a range of nymphs including buzzers, bloodworm, diawl bach, ptn, damsels, plus good dry fly at times  with F fly, shuttlecocks, hawthorn, foam beetles.


Low, clear water for the time of year continues to be productive to summer style tactics, with lighter outfits. Fly hatches have certainly been more abundant over the past 10 days as I write, increasing dry fly opportunities. Nymph fishing to sighted trout has been highly productive and extremely exciting!

River Wye Brown Trout

A fine Derbyshire Wye trout.


We are looking forward to another busy month, ever increasing fly hatches and the start of the annual spectacle that is Mayfly time. If you’ve not booked your May trip yet, we do have some availability to improve your stillwater techniques, experience early mayfly fishing on a chalkstream or join us in pursuit of pike on the fly, our fishing resumes this month!

Hope to see you soon.

MFF Team

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MFF in The Field Magazine!

Posted on April 28th, 2011

Check out Midlands Fly Fishing in May’s issue of The Field!

In The Fields list of top UK fly fishing schools, we’re in at number 2!

You can also take a peek at Steve’s top river flies, month by month through the trout season. See Toby Coe’s excellent article “The Killer Flies for Tricky Trout”.

MFF Team

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Recovery Room

Posted on April 21st, 2011

Returning trout

Another wild Brown in the recovery room after an awesome fight and big smiles!

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Catch & Release

Posted on March 15th, 2011

A double figure pike goes back to fight another day!

Spot the Pike anyone?

Just what we all love to see, another double figure pike heading back home after an awesome fight and a brief moment of admiration!

Clear water and good light levels have made for some exciting pike fly fishing in March. You can often watch your fly working over the weed in depths up to 15 feet. All of a sudden, their’s a big flash, your fly ain’t there anymore, a stunning pike is though!

Drop us a line to book.


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Wild Trout Trust Auction 2011

Posted on March 7th, 2011

Winter grayling fishing with MFF

Steve Y with a nice winter grayling.

March brings around the Wild Trout Trust’s annual auction. MFF has provided auction lots for a number of years and 2011 is no exception!

In association with Cressbrook & Litton Fly Fishers Club, Midlands Fly Fishing have provided a guided day fly fishing for grayling on Derbyshire’s river Wye. Help raise funds for the future of UK wild trout fishing, bid for this lot. Auction and lot details can be found here.

Thanks for your help!


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Tell Us What You Want

Posted on January 5th, 2011

As part of our continuous drive to provide you with the very best services and advice, here’s your chance to let us know WHAT YOU WANT FROM MIDLANDS FLY FISHING IN 2011!

That’s right we want to know what you want in your fly fishing, whether it’s a new tuition option, guide trip, addition to our newsletter (see January 2011 edition here), how we interact with you. Anything goes!

Simply leave your comments below or if you prefer email us here!

Thanks in advance


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Posted on April 7th, 2010

Whether you are visiting our site for the first time or a regular reader, welcome to the all new MFF blog!

Why have we moved away from our old system? Various reasons, though mainly because we wanted to improve the look, feel and user experience for you all.

The old blog content remains viewable here for now.I think you will agree the new look is a major step forward. Always keen to hear what you think, let us know your comments!

If you subscribed to our old blog RSS feed, please change to the new feed which you can find here!

Look out for some great new posts coming soon in addition to old favorites like our fly fishing reports. Don’t forget to follow us on twitter and facebook for the very latest day to day action here at MFF.


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