Fly Fishing in The Pennines

Fly Fishing in The Pennines

Start your fly fishing journey in the Pennines with top coach and guide Ben Fox. Two of the best trout fisheries in the north of England are available for you to learn the basics of fly fishing (or improve on your skills) in a relaxed and friendly environment with one of the country’s top young anglers.

Fly Guy was set up by ex-England youth international and qualified angling coach Ben Fox. Ben has represented his country at youth level and competed in all aspects of fly fishing successfully and is passionate about passing on his knowledge having taken countless anglers out on these Pennine waters.

Kilnsey Park north of Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales is a wonderful setting for a spot of fly fishing. You’ve got the imposing Kilnsey Crag as your backdrop overlooking this lovely lake. It’s very much a family-friendly sort of place with everything from walking and cycling to pony trekking – and of course a shop and a lovely lakeside cafe too. Ben recommends the trout chowder!

Over in Lancashire Bank House Fisheries is a superb little place. Hidden away in a secluded setting it’s a small lake covering 2 1/2 acres but it is most definitely perfectly formed. Angler numbers are kept low so you won’t feel like you’re casting on top of each other and the wildlife has had over three decades to settle in so it’s a lovely habitat right down to the dozen or so little islands scattered around the water!

Both Pennine lakes have been fished extensively by Ben for competitions and magazine features and he keeps up to date with the latest information to ensure the best day possible for his clients. Whether you go for the crystal-clear waters and impressive back drop of Kilnsey park or the intimate little gem that is Bankhouse you are guaranteed an enjoyable day!

We are offering two and four-hour lessons with Ben and you can choose between the Lancashire and Yorkshire venues for your experience. All the gear you need is provided for you including the Environment Agency rod licence and day fishing ticket. There’s even the option of taking a fish home for tea (at additional cost varies depending on the fishery). Vouchers are for one or two people to fish with Ben together. So go on make a day of it and head to the Pennines for fly fishing fun!

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Fly Fishing Hampshire

Fly Fishing Hampshire

Learn how to catch a trout on the fly when you go fly fishing in Hampshire! These half day and full day lessons take place on a tranquil in-land lake just off junction 2 of the M27. It’s about as peaceful and idyllic as you can get making it the perfect backdrop for a spot of fly fishing with an expert angler.

Your tutor is Steve Ward. He’s been fishing for decades. He has an expert eye when it comes to reading the waters and he’s fished on rivers lakes and seas all over the country and even the world. He has some impressive personal records including a 16lb 1oz Barbel in the Thames and several 20lb+ carp and pike catches to his name too.

Steve has a Level 1 Award in Coaching Angling from the Angling Trust and loves nothing more than having the chance to impart his knowledge of fishing and wildlife to beginner and novice anglers. All the gear you need to get started is included and no previous fishing experience is needed. And if you’ve never casted off before Steve will spend time with you on the bank practicing the art before you head to the lakeside to fish.

The waters you’ll be fly fishing on with Steve are private lakes near Wellow village. They’re well-maintained and well-stocked with brown and rainbow trout offering an ideal teaching base for those wanting to learn about fishing on the fly. Of course even with an expert angler by your side there’s no guarantee the fish will be biting but you will certainly be giving yourself the best chance possible when you take a lesson with Steve.

On these fly fishing Hampshire experiences a catch and release policy is operated although you can usually take some fish home if you ask. We think you’ll love these quiet lake waters and there’s even a local pub nearby for a nice pint and meal before or after your lesson if you’re on the half day experience. For those on the full day course lunch can be arranged there. All in all a great day’s fishing is in order!

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Deep Sea Fishing Brighton

Deep Sea Fishing Brighton

Deep sea fishing trips – haul in your catch aboard one of the best-equipped catamaran fishing boats in Brighton Marina! See if you’ve got what it takes to bring home the catch of the day on these sea fishing trips on a boat that has taken the likes of top angler Ian ‘Chilly’ Chillcott and top chef Marco Pierre White to the open seas.

Your fishing fest begins in Brighton long ago established as a key deep sea fishing ground for a wide variety of species. You’ll be sailing on the Brighton Diver a charter catamaran designed for space comfort and stability; so the placid waters of the South East will hold no fears. The 33ft Blyth Catamaran is a fantastic choice for a deep sea fishing excursion offering a smooth and enjoyable ride accommodating up to 12 anglers on deck.

On the day you’ll go out with the skipper and crew who use the latest technology and a wealth of local knowledge to locate likely hotspots for seasonal catches. Depending on the time of year you could be taking home cod sea bream mackerel bass or pollock. Pollack is notoriously tough to reel in whilst sea bream is pretty plentiful round these parts. The only rule of the boat is that you keep just the fish you’ll eat – the rest of your catch is returned in good condition to the deep deep sea to ensure ongoing thriving fish stocks.

The team is always on hand to help whether you’re a deep sea fishing novice or a Brighton boating regular. The crew also provides the fishing tackle if you don’t already have your own gear so you can make this a one-off special occasion or a regular outing from Brighton.

Fishing fans are sure to fall hook line and sinker for this open water experience but it’s also an unusual and enjoyable day out for groups of friends or families looking for something different to do on a weekend. Why not incorporate a deep sea fishing trip into a short Brighton holiday and enjoy a few quality days of rest and relaxation? And believe us nothing can beat the thrill of reeling in your first deep sea wreck fishing catch!

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Norfolk Fishing Trips

Norfolk Fishing Trips

Take to the North Sea on these Norfolk fishing trips and see if you can sea fish! As one recent happy customer commented: ‘This is how fishing should be. Just arrive and go fishing’. So without further ado let us tell you what you can expect on the day you go sea fishing in Norfolk.

Your departure point depends on the time of year. In the spring and summer months you set off from Brancaster Staithe. During April you can expect to be hauling in skate and cod with May to October being Tope season. In the winter it’s a day of fishing for cod from Lowestoft Marina. And you’ll more often than not catch a mackerel or two at anytime of year. Some of your catch (subject to fishing rules and etiquette) can then be taken home with you for the freshest tastiest fish supper ever.

You’ll be ferried out from the harbour to the fishing boat which will be moored in deep water. Once onboard and the kettle on your skipper will take you to the prime fishing spots. Experienced skippers like Jake know these Norfolk waters really well and know in which parts of the sea to look for which species of fish and when.

‘Off The Hook’ is a 10-metre long Offshore 32 fast fisher that’s nice and stable in the water. There’s plenty of seating space around the fishing stations. Each comes with rod reel and bait – basically everything you need for a decent day’s sea fishing on the cold waters off Norfolk’s coast. There’s even a loo onboard which is no bad thing considering the bottomless cups of tea and coffee that are served during your fishing trip!

Even if sea fishing isn’t ‘your thing’ these day trips give you the chance to take in all the best views of the Norfolk coastline. Depending on the time of year you might head out of the estuary and around Scolt Head which is really pretty. Having (hopefully) fully loaded the bait bucket it’s time to up-anchor and head back into port as the sun sets. Bliss!

These Norfolk fishing trips are available all year round include all the gear you need and offer a great day’s sea fishing for all ages. Make a weekend of it with friends or family and discover this most beautiful part of Norfolk.

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Fly Fishing North Yorkshire

Fly Fishing North Yorkshire

Fancy a spot of fly fishing in North Yorkshire? Book in for a bit of tranquil fishing time on either the River Swale or the River Tees in Yorkshire and learn the craft of fly fishing from one of England’s finest anglers.

This is fly fishing in North Yorkshire with Stuart Wardle. Stuart who’s a multiple medal-winning Commonwealth fly fisher is an all round top bloke. As one very satisfied previous customer commented: ‘it’s like fishing with your best mate’. A great character with lots of stories to tell anecdotes to share and -more importantly- all the insider knowledge on fly fishing around these parts of North Yorks.

And it’s not just his fly fishing know-how that’s impressive. Stuart knows a thing or two about insects and bugs the water river craft and more. Somehow the fish just seem to jump on the fly when he’s around. Is it pure luck or is it his tried and tested methods that come up with goods? These fly fishing sessions with him at two North Yorkshire locations will reveal all.

As we mentioned you have the choice of fishing with Stuart on the River Swale near the village of Richmond or the River Tees west of Darlington. Both offer a superb setting with that classic North Yorkshire rolling hills backdrop to both beats. You’ll be fishing for trout and grayling in both rivers and with any luck (and thanks to Stuart’s teaching) both will be plentiful.

The range of courses Stuart offers suits every type of fisher from the complete beginner to those with their own gear wanting coaching on how to improve such as the best techniques for different water conditions. All the gear you need is included you’ll just need waders if you’re going in the river but these can be rented from Stuart too.

If you’re on the taster you’ll get two hours in the company of all round fishing guru Stuart then there’s the half day and the full day fly fishing in North Yorkshire too. If you’re on these longer sessions you’ll set up camp and enjoy several hours bankside with Angling Trust qualified Stuart. On the full day you can even bring a picnic to munch in between waiting for the fish to bite.

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