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What’s Right for You, Fly Fishing Course or 1-2-1 Lesson?

Posted on November 12th, 2018

When arranging fly fishing tuition for yourself or someone else, it’s important to select the right format. For this reason, we’ve provided you with a guide to choosing between our fly fishing courses and fly fishing lessons, so you receive the very best experience!

Fly Fishing Courses

Beginners Fly Fishing Courses

Beginners Fly Fishing Courses

Our beginners fly fishing courses run during spring and autumn annually. Both seasons are popular, productive times, with events designed for people wanting a fun, effective, introduction to fly fishing. These day’s suit people who enjoy learning as part of a group very well. Many clients meet future fishing buddies during their course and this adds a real social aspect to fly fishing. At the same time, we recognise the value of personalisation. That’s why we keep group sizes small, key general points are imparted to the group, while a little 1-2-1 time fine tunes things for you.

Fly Fishing Lessons

Fly Fishing Lessons

Fly fishing lessons offer the benefit of personalised coaching designed just for you!

Booking a fly fishing lesson gives you the option to have 1-2-1 time with Steve or share the lesson with people you know. You can book to suit your availability as we operate 7 days a week throughout the year and all sessions are bespoke to help you achieve your goals while enjoying yourself waterside. This option suits people wanting to improve their fly fishing and beginners who prefer a private lesson tailored just for them.

Arranging fly fishing tuition for someone else?

Having seen the benefits of each option above, you now know what to book for the lucky recipient! Great, contact us to make arrangements or give them total flexibility and purchase a Midlands Fly Fishing Gift Voucher. They can get in touch and book a convenient date.

If you would like to discuss your specific requirements further, please contact us today!

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Fishing Report 28th November 2016

Posted on November 28th, 2016

In Action

Steve in action during a feature day for Total Fly Fisher Magazine.

November has treated us well. Overall mild weather, stunning seasonal colours and some great fly fishing. On the lakes, many clients enjoyed sport with hard fighting rainbow, blue and brown trout during lessons. Fish came to a range of flies, from roach imitating streamers to the sparsest nymphs, depending on conditions.

Late November saw Andy Taylor, editor of Total Fly Fisher join me waterside for the day at Loynton Lakes. Be sure to lookout for the feature in early 2017.


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Fishing Report at August 27th

Posted on August 27th, 2014

Wild river brown Trout

A nice summer brown trout from the river Wye.

High summer is typically a time when river fishing is more productive than stillwater. This year has been no exception. While the lakes became much more challenging as August progressed, clients experienced some epic sport on rivers. Between hatches, terrestrial patterns such as beetles and ants often caught well at the surface. When trout wanted a subsurface fly a mixture of small bead head nymphs in various colours, plus czech nymphs worked a treat as you can see in the above photo.

September and October provide some superb river fly fishing. In my opinion some of the best fishing and with less anglers on the bank than Spring. Join me for a great day out this Autumn!

Although lake fishing has been tough, the cooler weather recently has seen an upturn in sport. From now on, fishing is only going to get better as we move through Autumn. Big hatches of buzzers have been triggering fish, though forget size 10 hooks, we are talking 16-20. Pearl PTNs, butchers, diawl bachs, have also been a productive part of the mix, as trout swapped between nymphs and small fry. Now the fry are bigger you can scale things up a little, moving to larger lures for fry feeders as the weeks go by. Another highly productive bug to imitate are Corixa. When trout are on these, they are incredibly productive, definitely an under used fly.

Want to make the most of your autumn fly fishing? Drop me a line here!

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Fishing Report at 1st June 2014

Posted on June 1st, 2014

Gino's new PB trout, the smile says it all!

Gino’s new PB trout, the smile says it all!

Right now we are in the thick of Mayfly hatches, with good fishing on lakes and simply awesome river fishing. We’ve hosted several groups in recent weeks with everyone having a great time, as demonstrated by Gino (pictured) looking rightfully delighted with a 5lb 10oz rainbow trout. Our 1-2-1 clients are enjoying the same fabulous fly fishing, while others are fine tuning skills prior to a forth coming fishing holiday.

We’ve added a new introductory course date for June 21st due to demand. Settled evenings are producing good spinner fall now, with large numbers of sherry spinners and mayfly tempting trout to the surface as they lay the next generation. A sight any dry fly enthusiast loves to see. Contact us for further details on evening lessons available between June and August.

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