Deer park Fishery Open Day

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.Deer Park Open Day

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.

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



Westcountry Grayling Masterclass Weekend

Westcountry Grayling Masterclass Weekend

13th & 14th December 2014

For many people that enjoy fly fishing on rivers, the end of the trout season tends to mean it’s time to put your rods and waders away and wait patiently for spring to arrive once again.

grayling fishing

But if you fancy the thought of getting your fly fishing fix through the autumn and winter months, why not give grayling a go?

The fishing in October & November can be surprisingly productive as fish feed hard to survive the cold winter months. Fly fishing for grayling is becoming increasingly popular with avid river fly fishers so if you fancy giving it a go come and join Neil Keep Fly Fishing for a grayling master class weekend.

The fly fishing instructors and guides for the weekend course have many years of experience targeting grayling in the westcountry and one is now a member of England’s European rivers team so you have a chance to learn from some of the most knowledgeable guides around.


We will teach you all of the best techniques used to catch grayling successfully and consistently in a weekend spent on some of the finest river fishing in the westcountry on the Somerset/Devon border. These techniques will not only help you catch grayling but can also be applied to your trout fishing to increase your success rate.

Let us show you the latest killer fly patterns and how to tie them, also learn how to read the water properly so you can increase your catch rate and make your fishing more enjoyable.

The cost of the two day course is just £150.00 per person, includes fishing permits and is suitable for all fly fishers of any ability.

Please feel free to bring your own fly fishing kit with you although we will have kit for you to use on the course. You will need to bring waders with you, preferably chest waders but if you are really stuck get in touch and we will see if we can sort you out a pair to use.


Payment will be required to confirm a booking and numbers are strictly limited so book early to reserve your place.

No food, drink or accommodation is included in the cost of the course but we are able to arrange accommodation for you if required.

In the event that the course is cancelled due to weather you will be given the option of a full refund or an alternative course date.

Cancellations – for a full refund you will need to give 10 days notice, for less than 10 days notice you will receive a 50% refund.

To book a place on the course or for more information please call 01761 472656 or 07821 647055 (evenings are best) or email


Grayling Masterclass Weekend

Keep an eye out in the coming days for more details on the grayling masterclass fly fishing weekend that I will be hosting alongside fellow instructor and guide Lewis Hendrie.


Between myself and Lewis we have years of grayling fishing experience and tips to pass onto you. Lewis is also part of the England rivers European team, so you have a chance to learn from one of the countries top fly fishers.

The weekend will be at the end of October and based on the Somerset/ Devon border.


We will be covering lots of different river skills and techniques, mixed up with a bit of fly tying to show you the very latest killer patterns.

Numbers will be strictly limited, so book early to ensure you get a place.


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.