Fly Fishing Beginners Course
Coronavirus update – we are postponing our courses up until the end of May, following advice from the government and the national Angling Trust. After that time we will continue to review the latest official guidance on social distancing and contact. We will keep our customers informed during these challenging times. Once restrictions ease we will reschedule all of the postponed courses and ensure that everyone finds a suitable date. Thank you for your patience.
This one day course is for those with little or no experience in Fly Fishing. It gives you a really enjoyable day out, while providing all the basic skills and information needed to enable you to start fly fishing for yourself.
You even get to take a fish home with you – filleted if you like, and an exclusive booklet to remind you of the day and the techniques that you learned.
You also receive a half full loyalty card which when full entitles you to a free 4 hour ticket or a half price 8 hour ticket.
The shorter junior courses (16yrs and under) focus a little more on the practical side of fishing and a little less on the theory.
At only £75 for adults and £40 for juniors they make great presents, and we can issue attractive named gift certificates. We can leave the dates open if bought as a gift.
The adult courses are run with a maximum of 4 attendees to 1 professional instructor
Please see our FAQ’s at the bottom of this page for more info.
Briefly, the course includes the following;
- An introduction and overview of the course
- Fly Fishing Tackle, its use and design
- Setting up the Fly Fishing Equipment
- Fly Fishing Knots
- Basic Entomology (The fly life cycle)
- The Trout & its Environment
- Casting – the Roll Cast & Overhead Cast
- False Casting, Shooting Line and Line Management
- Guided Fly Fishing
- Playing and Landing a Fish & Fish Welfare
- Optional Gutting and Filleting Demonstration
Course dates in 2020
|Friday 20th March||9:30 – 4pm||POSTPONED|
|Monday 6th April||9:30 – 4pm||POSTPONED|
|Friday 17th April||9:30 – 4pm||POSTPONED|
|Monday 20th April||9.30 – 4pm||POSTPONED|
|Friday 24th April||9:30 – 4pm||POSTPONED|
|Friday 1st May||9:30 – 4pm||POSTPONED|
|Friday 15th May||9.30 – 4pm||POSTPONED|
|Monday 18th May||9:30 – 4pm||POSTPONED|
|Friday 29th May (Junior)||9:30 – 2pm||POSTPONED|
|Friday 12th June||9:30 – 4pm||2|
|Friday 26th June||9:30 – 4pm||1|
|Monday 6th July||9.30 – 4pm||4|
|Friday 10th July||9:30 – 4pm||2|
|Friday 24th July||9:30 – 4pm||FULL|
|Monday 27th July||9:30 – 4pm||FULL|
|Monday 3rd August (Junior)||9.30 – 2pm||4|
|Friday 7th August||9:30 – 4pm||4|
|Friday 21st August||9:30 – 4pm||4|
|Friday 11th September||9:30 – 4pm||4|
|Friday 25th September||9:30 – 4pm||4|
|Friday 9th October||10 – 4.30pm||4|
|Friday 23rd October||10 – 4.30pm||4|
|Monday 2nd November||10 – 4.30pm||4|
|Friday 13th November||10 – 4.30pm||4|
£75 for adults and £40 for junior courses (16 & under).
Please note that lunch and refreshments are not included, so you can either bring your own, or take advantage of our excellent cafe.
To book, or for further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01756 752150.
We take payment by card over the phone at the time of booking, or you could post a cheque.
Where do I go when I arrive at the fishery?
For April to September courses we will have a meeting table set up in the cafe from 9.15am where we will get you a tea or coffee ready for the course to start at 9.30am. If you arrive earlier please feel free to have a wonder around the site.
Courses from October to end of March start at 10am when our cafe opens.
Is fishing tackle provided on the course?
Yes, everything you need is provided.
Do I need an Environment Agency Rod Licence?
All our courses are run by an Angling Trust Licenced Game Angling Coach (see details below)
For the duration of the course you will be covered under the Environment Agency Fishing Licence of the Coach.
The rules/requirements associated with the EA Fishing Licence will be discussed during the course.
What else do I need to bring?
Sunglasses or poloroids, even if it is cloudy they are needed. Also suitable clothing for the weather on the day.
What is an Angling Trust Licenced Game Angling Coach?
The Angling Trust is the National Governing Body for angling in England, and is the only organisation that offers a coaching licence. This proves to parents, children, groups, organisations and others that the Licenced Coach is appropriately qualified and regularly engages in training in order to maintain the highest possible coaching standards. It also gives them assurance that the Licenced Coach has:
- met the highest safeguarding standards established and supported by the NSPCC and Child Protection in Sport Unit;
- had full and appropriate safeguarding checks completed and has been risk assessed;
- a valid and current 1st Aid Certificate
- Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance cover to the sum of £5m
Once I am booked on a course can I change the date?
Up to 21 days prior to the course date you can change your booking to another available course date.