Stunning Moorland Trout

The stunning moorland trout in the picture came from a guided session high up on Exmoor.

Not only are the trout stunning but the surrounding scenery is pretty awesome too.

I offer guided days on this beautiful piece of water, so if you don’t mind a bit of a trek get in touch to arrange a day of really wild fly fishing.

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River Chew Fly Fishing

Below is a short video clip of river Chew fly fishing during mayfly time last season.

Although not a big river, river Chew fly fishing outings can be very productive. The river holds grayling and coarse fish as well  as a few rainbow trout alongside wild brown trout which can run to 2 lb plus fish!

It’s a tricky river to fish, with high muddy banks which makes access into the water difficult in a lot of places and then once in the river you are sometimes faced with deep pools that are just too deep to wade but if you persevere you can be well rewarded with some stunning fish.

I offer guided days on this river, with tuition if required, please get in touch if you would like any further information.





New for 2014….River Otter Fly Fishing Days.

New for 2014…river Otter fly fishing days.

Fly fishing instruction and guided fly fishing days on the river Otter on the glorious Deer Park Hotel beats near Honiton, East Devon.

Situated just a couple of miles from the main A303 route, this fishery is easily accessible for travelling anglers and with an amazing onsite hotel, it is an ideal location for a fly fishing break should you wish to have an overnight stay.

With 3 miles of water to explore, the hotels beats have something for everyone, open waters ideal for the beginner along with some more challenging technical water to test the more experienced fly fisher. There are deep pools, shallow runs and deep glides providing ideal opportunities to employ different fly fishing methods from traditional upstream dry fly to more modern techniques such as the French leader.

With good quality water coupled with a healthy weed growth, the river harbours all manner of fly life and even a mayfly hatch, all this provides a good food source for the rivers free rising brown trout. There is even the possibility of hooking into a sea trout or a salmon given the right water conditions.

So whether you are a river novice or an experienced fly angler I can provide a memorable day for you. If required a picnic lunch on the bank can be arranged or you can head to the hotel for something a bit more substantial, just let me know when you are booking.

1 day’s tuition or guided fishing.

1 person £180.00

2 people £240.00

3 people £300.00

For larger group sizes please contact me for costs.

If you would like to book accommodation at the Deer Park Hotel please contact them here.


Really Wild River Days.

Really Wild River Days

Guided fly fishing days on over 3 miles of a truly wild small stream near Bath with brown trout running to over 2lb and chub to 4lb.

A lovely mix of shallow runs and deep pools, this small stream holds loads of surprises but is very overgrown so don’t expect to be using the overhead cast much, it will all be about roll casts, side casts and the bow and arrow cast. Short rods and short casts are the order of the day.

You will need to be reasonably fit as the banks are steep in places and access into the water can be a little tricky but well worth the effort.

This fishing is all about stealth and stalking the quarry so if you fancy river fishing with a challenge then this day is for you.

Given the right conditions there is also a reasonable Mayfly hatch through May and June.

All tackle for the day will be supplied or bring your own if you prefer. All you will need is a valid environment agency rod license and chest waders if you have them, although I can arrange for the supply of waders if required.

A guided day on this river with instruction will cost £130.00 for one person or £180.00 for 2 people or ½ day for one person at £80 and £110 for 2 people.