The Halstead and Bolton/John Norris Spring Salmon Course

Halstead & BoltonIn association with Guideline

Warwick Hall, River Eden, Cumbria

22-23 April 2014


The Course

The Halstead and Bolton Spring Salmon Course is the perfect start to the 2014 fishing season. We have exclusively reserved both beats of the renowned Warwick Hall estate water on the River Eden in Cumbria – perfect fly water and the ideal location for learning the intricacies of Spey casting.   curry 002 The two-day course, in association with leading tackle brand Guideline, offers up to eight anglers the opportunity of personal instruction with three AAPGAI Master instructors. H&B partners Jim Curry and Bob Sherwood will be joined by River Eden expert Glyn Freeman on what are considered by many to be among the finest salmon beats in England.       The course will be suitable for salmon anglers of all levels and we will tailor the programme to suit individuals’ requirements. In addition, Guideline Pro Team member Jim Curry will demonstrate how to get the best out of your tackle, including the use of modern shooting heads.   As the Spring Salmon course is run in conjunction with John Norris of Penrith, we will have all the latest tackle on hand for course participants to try on the river.   photo Each day will feature demonstrations and personal tuition sessions and there will be plenty of time for guided fishing and the chance to catch a memorable spring salmon. On last year’s course, Paul Lalwan went one better and managed a fresh spring salmon on each day of the course – his first English salmon!       We will cover all aspects of salmon fishing from safety and wading, to choice of tackle, Spey casting, reading the river and the best way to fish through different pools. We might even break out the fly tying gear over lunch!   curry 042The course is perfect not only for newcomers to salmon fishing but also for those who want to improve their techniques, learn some new casts, master new fishing methods such as shooting heads or Skagit lines, or those who simply enjoy fishing a beautiful river in good company.        

The River

The Warwick Hall beats of the Eden offer two of the most beautiful and productive stretches on the entire river. During the course, all anglers will get the chance to fish both the Top Beat and Park Beat, which are each about a mile long. Each beat has six named pools and there is a fishing hut on each beat, offering shelter and the perfect picnic spots. All the pools can be reached by car, with a short walk to the water. The pools offer excellent fly water and comfortable wading.  

Warwick HallThe Accommodation

To complement the fishing, Warwick Hall is the perfect place to stay. This is a classic country house hotel with a relaxed atmosphere, luxury en-suite bedrooms, a wonderful restaurant and superb wine list. Warwick Hall aims to recreate the houseparty atmosphere of an old English sporting estate with all the conveniences of the modern luxury hotel. We have negotiated an excellent full board rate for course participants who would like to stay right on the river.      


The Spring Salmon course includes two days’ fishing on the Eden, two full days of tuition with AAPGAI instructors, lunches and complimentary use of tackle from Guideline and John Norris of Penrith.   Accommodation at Warwick Hall can be arranged at cost.   Price: £470 per person.  

For more information

To discuss the course, call Jim Curry on 07973 291367, Bob Sherwood on 07831 688849 or email