News & Fly Fishing Events

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Deer Park Fishery Open Day

Deer Park Hotel, Weston, Honiton EX14 3PG

Sunday 29th April 2018 10.00am – 4.00pm

To celebrate the new season on the water, the Deer Park fishery on the river Otter is holding a FREE bankside open day which is open to all, whether you are a fly fisher or someone who is looking to get into the sport.

Join us on the hotels 3 miles of the river Otter to see what the fishery has to offer, walk the bank or bring your kit and have a complimentary fish.

Our fishing school instructor Neil Keep will be on hand to talk all things fly fishing and show you around. Get a free casting tune up with Neil who will be happy to pass on any tips and techniques for fishing the river. There will also be some on the water demonstrations in modern nymph fishing techniques and river fly casting.Deer Park Open Day

Along with all this there will be the latest range of Marryat river rods for you to try out and maybe even some bankside fly tying if the elements permit.

A short walk from the river bank will see you at the splendid Deer Park Hotel which will be open for lunch and refreshments throughout the day and if the weather permits there will be an afternoon barbeque on the bank.

On arrival please park in the hotel car park and walk down to the river where you will find us set up on the river bank, if you are unsure please pop into the hotel reception and they will point you in the right direction.

If you would like any more information about the day please get in touch with Neil Keep –

Telephone: 01225 313729

Mobile: 07821 647055

Email: enquiries@neilkeepflyfishing.co.uk

Web: www.neilkeepflyfishing.co.uk

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1 Day Beginners Stillwater Fly Fishing Course – 20th May 2018 9.30am to 4.30pm

Manningford Trout Fishery, Manningford Bohune, Pewsey, Wiltshire. SN9 6JR

If you’ve ever fancied trying your hand at the wonderful art fly fishing but didn’t know where to start, or if you are new to fly fishing and want to learn more about the basics then this day is for you.

A 1 day beginner’s lake fly fishing course set at the wonderful Manningford Trout Fishery in Wiltshire, with beautiful surroundings and lakes stocked with hard fighting fish, there are first class on site facilities, so this is the perfect venue to start your fly fishing adventure!

The course is designed to give you all the basics to set you on your fly fishing way, from the tackle, setting it up, casting and basic fly fishing techniques.

This will be a small group event to ensure you get the most out of the experience.

Neil Keep will be guiding you through the day and passing on his 40 year plus experience to you to make sure that you get a sound understanding of this sometimes bewildering pastime. The morning session will be spent on the bank learning about tackle, casting, some basic entomology (study of insects) and then after lunch we will set you free on to the water to put your new found knowledge into action!Fly fishing tuition across Somerset

All equipment will be supplied for the course, all you need to bring are a hat and glasses (Polaroid’s if you have them), a valid Environment Agency rod license and any food you may want for the day, although there are tea/ coffee making facilities on site.

Cost for the event, all equipment for the day and a 2 fish permit will be just £90.00 per person.

Personalised gift vouchers will be available for this event if you are looking to treat someone with a gift that’s a little bit different. Please get in touch with Neil for details.

Remember there are only limited places on the course so don’t miss out!

Places can only be reserved with full payment for this event. Full refunds are available as long as we receive a minimum of 14 days’ notice.

To book your place on what’s going to be an amazing fly fishing experience please call Neil Keep on 01225 313729 / 07821 647055 or email:  enquiries@neilkeepflyfishing.co.uk

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Deer Park Fishery 1 Day Beginners River Fly Fishing Course – 24th June 2018 9.00am to 4.30pm

The Deer Park Country House Hotel, Weston, Honiton, Devon. EX14 3PG.

If you’ve ever fancied trying your hand at the wonderful art fly fishing but didn’t know where to start then this day is for you.

A fabulous 1 day beginner’s river fly fishing course on the river Otter with bacon butties and tea/coffee on arrival, riverside picnic lunch and tea and coffee served bankside throughout the day.

The course is designed to give you all the basics to set you on your fly fishing way, from the tackle, setting it up, casting and basic fly fishing techniques.

This will be a small group event to ensure you get the most out of the experience.fly fishing beginners day

The fisheries resident instructor Neil Keep will be guiding you through the day and passing on his 40 year plus experience to you to make sure that you get a sound understanding of this sometimes bewildering pastime. The morning session will be spent on the bank learning about tackle, casting, some basic entomology (study of insects) and then after lunch we will set you free on to the river to put your new found knowledge into action!

All equipment will be supplied for the course, all you will need is a pair of waders (these can be arranged for you if you don’t have any, please let us know when you book), a hat and glasses (Polaroid’s if you have them) and a valid Environment Agency rod license.

Cost for the 1 day event including bacon rolls on arrival, bankside picnic lunch, teas/coffees throughout the day, all equipment and fishing permit will be just £120.00 per person.fly fishing events

Personalised gift vouchers will be available for this event if you are looking to treat someone with a gift that’s a little bit different. Please get in touch with Neil for details.

Remember there are only limited places on the course so don’t miss out!

Places can only be reserved with full payment for this event. Full refunds are available as long as we receive a minimum of 21 days’ notice.

To book your place on what’s going to be an amazing fly fishing experience please call Neil Keep on 01225 313729 / 07821 647055 or email:  enquiries@neilkeepflyfishing.co.uk

We will operate a “wash off” policy so should the river be unfishable due to weather conditions we will offer you an alternative date or refund.

Hope to see you there!

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Sedge Skaters 2 Day Fly Fishing Course – 1st & 2nd July 2018

The Deer Park Country House Hotel, Weston, Honiton, Devon. EX14 3PG.

A fabulous sedge skaters 2 day river fly fishing course on the river Otter with overnight B&B accommodation and evening barbeque meal laid on by the award winning Deer Park Hotel, (alcoholic drinks not included) riverside picnic lunch on the second day, tea and coffee served bankside throughout both days.fly fishing review

This course with a differnece is designed for fly fishers who would like to try their hand at river fly fishing for the first time or for those who fish rivers but would like to hone their technique and learn some new skills to help increase their success on rivers.

Arrive on day 1 for a 3.00pm check in at the hotel, after check in we will head down to the river for a briefing on events, tactics and tackle talk and demonstrations will follow before you tuck into a first class riverside barbeque. After the barbeque we will head onto the water as evening approaches and the big fish come out to play and you target these big fish with one of the most exciting fly fishing techniques… skating a sedge at dusk!

After breakfast and hotel check out on day 2, its back to the river for a full day’s guided fishing and trying out various techniques.sedge skaters 2 day river fly fishing course

This will be a small group event to ensure you get the most out of the experience.

The fisheries resident instructor Neil Keep will be guiding you through the 2 days with all manner of tips and techniques from tackle set ups to tactical river fly casting, rivercraft, entomology, standard and modern fly fishing techniques with both dry fly and nymph and even a bit of evening fly tying thrown in.

All equipment will be supplied for the course, or bring your own, all you will need is a pair of waders (these can be arranged for you if you don’t have any), a hat and glasses (Polaroid’s if you have them) and a valid Environment Agency rod license.

Cost for the 2 day event will be just £290.00 per person including all meals and accommodation. (Non-fly fishing partners £80.00 per person.)

Remember there are only limited places on the course so don’t miss out!

A £100.00 deposit will be required when booking to secure your place. Refunds on deposits are available as long as we receive a minimum of 10 days’ notice.

To book your place on what’s going to be an amazing 2 day fly fishing extravaganza please call the hotel on 01404 41266 or email:  admin@deerparkcountryhotel.co.uk

We will operate a “wash off” policy so should the river be unfishable due to weather conditions we will offer you an alternative date or refund.

Hope to see you there!

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1 Day Improvers River Fly Fishing Course – 15th July 2017

The Deer Park Country House Hotel, Weston, Honiton, Devon. EX14 3PG.

A fabulous 1 day improver’s river fly fishing course on the river Otter with bacon rolls and tea/coffee on arrival and riverside picnic lunch, tea and coffee available bankside throughout the day.

The improver’s course is designed for fly fishers who would like to try their hand at river fly fishing for the first time or for those who fish rivers but would like to hone their technique and learn some new skills to help increase their success on rivers. improvers fly fishing course

This will be a small group event to ensure you get the most out of the experience.

The fisheries resident instructor Neil Keep will be guiding you through the day with all manner of tips and techniques from tackle set ups to tactical river fly casting, rivercraft, entomology, standard and modern fly fishing techniques with both dry fly and nymph and even a bit of evening fly tying thrown in.

All equipment will be supplied for the course, all you will need is a pair of waders (these can be arranged for you if you don’t have any), a hat and glasses (Polaroid’s if you have them) and a valid Environment Agency rod license.

Cost for the event will be just £120.00 per person including all food.

Remember there are only limited places on the course so don’t miss out!

Payment in full will be required when booking to secure your place. Refunds are available as long as we receive a minimum of 10 days’ notice.

For more information or to book your place on what’s going to be an amazing day’s fly fishing extravaganza please call or email Neil on 01225 313729 / 07821 647055 – enquiries@neilkeepflyfishing.co.uk

We will operate a “wash off” policy so should the river be unfishable due to weather conditions we will offer you an alternative date or refund.

Hope to see you there!

www.neilkeepflyfishing.co.uk

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Deer Park Fishery 2 Day End Of Season Bash – 16th & 17th September 2018

The Deer Park Country House Hotel, Weston, Honiton, Devon. EX14 3PG.

A fabulous 2 day river fly fishing end of season bash on the river Otter with overnight B&B accommodation and 3 course evening meal at the award winning Deer Park Hotel, (alcoholic drinks not included) riverside picnic lunch on each day, tea and coffee served bank side throughout both days.fly fishing events

The course is designed for fly fishers who would like to improve their existing skill set and learn new techniques for river fishing to become more successful.

Over the 2 days the Deer Park resident instructor Neil Keep will cover a variety of methods with both dry fly and nymph through to fishing streamers for the feisty end of season fish. Traditional and modern techniques (French leader etc.) will be covered along with presentation casts used on rivers. Rivercraft will be a key element of the course, helping you to identify the fish holding areas of a river and how to approach them. A spot of evening fly tying will be thrown in for good measure.

This will be a small group event to ensure you get the most out of the experience.fly fishing beginners day

All equipment will be supplied for the course but feel free to bring your own. All you will need is a pair of waders, a hat and glasses (Polaroid’s if you have them) and a valid Environment Agency rod license.

Cost for the 2 day event will be just £290.00 per person. (Non-fly fishing partners £80.00 per person.)

Remember there are only limited places on the course so don’t miss out!

£100.00 deposit will be required when booking to secure your place. Refunds on deposits are available as long as we receive a minimum of 10 days’ notice.

To book your place on what’s going to be an amazing 2 day fly fishing extravaganza please call the hotel on 01404 41266 or email:  admin@deerparkcountryhotel.co.uk

We will operate a “wash off” policy so should the river be unfishable due to weather conditions we will offer you an alternative date or refund.

Hope to see you there!