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Instruction and Guiding

I am a qualified double and single hand fly casting instructor (GAIA and FFi), first aider, DBS checked, NLP Practitioner and also have several other qualifications in training and coaching.
I am based in Kent, however I spend several weeks of the year in the highlands of Scotland and can offer instruction and guiding on some of the rivers local to my property. I can also offer guiding for Mullet in Kent and opportunities for trout fishing sessions on local Kent and Sussex stillwaters.
We also offer a full day  Buddy Session for beginners, taking you through the basics of fly fishing and casting with hopefully the outcome of a fish at the end of it. This can be tailored to your requirements and offered in Kent or Sutherland in Scotland.
Gift Tokens also available.
If you are looking for some fly casting instruction or guiding then please contact me for more details:
Tel: 07846 914239  or

Fishing Breaks 2019
Again in 2019 we will be offering the opportunity for a 6 day fishing break in the highlands of Scotland. If you want to escape to a wild location with some of the best scenery in the UK and have a realistic chance of catching a salmon, some wild hard fighting brown trout and sea trout then this is the perfect break for you.

Where is Helmsdale?
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flatter River Helmsdale- "The Flatter" in high water. Perfect conditions for this stretch and some lovely fly water.

Whether a complete novice or with some experience then this experience will leave a lasting memory.
Directions to Helmsdale in Sutherland from your home

This fishing experience will give you the opportunity to fish for salmon on one of Scotlands most famous rivers, the Helmsdale

With flights from London airports to Inverness relatively inexpensive, we will arrange pick-up from Inverness airport and take you to the accomodation which is lierally a 5 minute walk to the river.
You will have six full days fishing on the River Helmsdale association stretch (with an annual catch of over 150 salmon and grilse in 2018) and  an option to boat fish on a local loch for trout.

There may also be the opportunity to do a spot of sea fishing on a local boat with plenty of cod and ling around 6/7lb with some into double figures
Parts of the River Helmsdale stretch

More information on Helmsdale

What is included in the trip:
  • Accomodation and breakfast with self catering facilities available. There are however excellent local pubs and a famous fish and chip shop and restaurant within 2 minutes of the house.
  • All permits for lochs (including boat) and river (1.5 miles of fishing)
  • Daily Instruction on both double hand and single hand fly casting from a qualified instructor
  • Guiding on the river for salmon
  • Pick-up and drop off at Inverness (if required).
  • Fishing rods and reels (if required).
  • All travel to lochs and river from the accomodation.

Typical Itinerary:
Arrive Sunday - pick up will be arranged at Inverness airport
Monday- Introduction to the river Helmsdale, basic casting instruction and an opportunity to possibly catch one on your first day. In the evening there will be an opportunity to fish for sea-trout at the right time of the year.
Tuesday- am River Helmsdale    pm  fishing for wild brown trout on a local loch
Wednesday- Salmon fishing on the river Helmsdale
Thursday - Fishing for wild brown trout on some hill lochs and possibly fishing for sea trout on another river
Friday - River Helmsdale fishing

Total Cost: TBC

For 2019 we will be organising trips on the following dates (TBC):

May  - Good chance of a Helmsdale Springer and some good trout fishing on local lochs
July- Best month for grilse and this is the time for exciting sport on the top of the water.
September - For the last few years September has been an excellent month with regular multi-fish days so we have decide to offer some weeks. Fish will be colouring up near the latter half of the month but still an opportunity to catch a fresh bit but probably your best chance of catching two or three fish each day.

Other dates to be confirmed

There are only three places available on each trip and we would advise booking early. We would expect a deposit of 20% at least 6  weeks before the trip and the remainder one week before. We welcome requests from parties of anglers and can customise the week to their specific needs. Please contact us for more information
For more information please contact me:

Fly Casting Instruction

Casting Lessons 
We recommend a 2 hour session which includes a Free signed copy of John Symonds book- How to Flyfish  Cost:  £60 

Additional 1 hour lessons - £30 for one or for two learners- £50


Contact Us

Eastry, Kent

Helmsdale, Sutherland


07846 914239


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