Fishing Lessons

Fishing Lessons – Overview

My coarse fishing and fly fishing lessons are suitable for complete beginners or for budding anglers with a bit more experience. The locations are in London and Hertfordshire. We can discuss your skill level and areas of interest beforehand, then adapt the session accordingly.

People learn best when they are having fun, so I aim to create a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. After a safety briefing and an outline of the session plan, you will soon be fishing. Time usually flies once the fish start biting!

Fishing is not difficult, but learning new skills can take time. Also, different people learn in different ways. I have a variety of teaching methods and practice exercises to help everyone make progress. My lessons will prepare you to fish by yourself in future. I can advise you on what tackle to buy and where to go.

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Coarse Fishing Lessons

Coarse fish are freshwater species including roach, tench, perch and carp (but not trout and salmon which are classified as game fish). It is common to catch several different species in a day, using baits such as maggots, pellets and bread. We return the fish to the water rather than taking them home to eat.

The coarse fishing lessons include:

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Who can take part?

Anyone over 6 years old, but please note under-18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Seasonal availability

All year round.

Where can I do it?

Either Picks Cottage Fishery in London or Rib Valley Fishing Lakes in Hertfordshire, depending on my assessment of conditions / your preference.

Duration

3 hours.

Price

One person – £60
Two people – £80
Three people – £100

Please note:
– If you have a larger group, please contact me.
– You can extend the fishing lessons for £20 per hour added to the above prices.

Bookings

Please see Bookings page for booking instructions, terms and conditions, what to bring etc.

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Fly Fishing Lessons

Fly fishing is a method where we use artificial flies to tempt the fish, rather than bait. These flies imitate the insects and other creatures that fish eat. Fly fishing is mainly a trout fishing method, but you can catch many other kinds of fish as well.

Fly fishing takes a bit longer to pick up than coarse fishing, because the casting technique is less immediately intuitive. When coarse fishing, we cast a weight of some sort which takes our thin line with it. Fly casting is the other way around – we use a thick, heavy line to carry out the almost weightless fly.

I offer separate lessons on fly casting and fly fishing. I recommend you do them on separate days, to allow the casting to sink in before you go fishing, but you can also combine them into a single longer session.

The fly casting lessons include:

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The fly fishing lessons include:

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Who can take part?

Anyone aged 12 years or over, but please note under-18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Seasonal availability

Fly casting – all year round.
Fly fishing – September to May (no summer fishing).

Where can I do it?

Fly casting – Broomfield Park in London, N13 or Rib Valley Fishing Lakes in Hertfordshire
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Duration and prices

1 hour fly casting lesson:

One person – £30
Two people – £45

2 hour fly fishing lesson:

One person – £50
Two people – £70

3 hour combined fly casting and fly fishing lesson:

One person – £70
Two people – £90

Please note:
– If you take the 1hr fly casting lesson followed by the 2hr fly fishing lesson within a month, the total price will be the same as for the 3 hour combined lesson.
– You can extend the fishing lessons for £20 per hour added to the above prices.

Bookings

Please see Bookings page for booking instructions, terms and conditions, what to bring etc.

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