Instructors and Guides

Jim Curry

Based in Yorkshire Jim has been passionately involved in the fly fishing industry for over twenty years and is an A.A.P.G.A.I Master Casting Instructor and is a lead assessor for this world renowned qualification. He has a number of published articles and is a regular contributor for Trout and Salmon magazine and a tackle consultant. His love for fly fishing started at an early age catching small brownies in the stream that flowed through the farm where he grew up. He landed his first trout on the fly at the age of eight when introduced to the art by his father and his first salmon on the fly came from the Findhorn at the age of 12 whilst on a family fishing holiday.

To this day Jim and his father still make the annual trip to fish the Scottish rivers together. Since then he has guided and fished around the world and he has lead numerous clients to some of the most exciting destinations on the planet, sharing with them unforgettable fly fishing experiences.

Mobile: 07973 291 367
Email: Jim Curry

Glyn Freeman

Glyn is a full time fully qualified fly casting instructor and guide, an active member of A.A.P.G.A.I. (Association of Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructors). Qualifications - Masters in Salmon and Trout Disciplines, Advanced Fly Dressing, and FFF (Federation of Fly Fishers USA) Masters Trout. Full liability insurance, CRB (criminal records bureau) checked, child protection awareness, L20, licensed coach and first aid.

Glyn has fished in Cumbria and the Borders for over twenty years. He is based on the River Eden where he is a river keeper on the lower river and casting instructor for John Norris of Penrith. A member of the Scott professional fly casting team and holds an I.F.M (Institute of Fisheries Management certificate).

Tel: 01697 351752
Mobile: 07808 563788
Website: Cumbria Fly Fishing

Stuart Wardle

Stuart Wardle is the owner of the Durham Fly Fishing Company who provide a comprehensive range of fly fishing services from beginners to experts. In Cumbria, Yorkshire, County Durham, Northumberland and the Scottish Borders have some of the best Lakes and Rivers for trout and grayling fly fishing in the UK and are definitely worth a visit.

Mobile07904 278889
Website: The Durham Fly Fishing Company

Geoff Johnston

The Eden Valley and English Lake District are beautiful places to visit and fish, but like most places local knowledge can be invaluable - Geoff Johnston, a fly fisherman in pursuit of Wild Brown Trout and Grayling, with over 30 years experience, can offer guide services, fly fishing tuition and fly fishing courses for individuals or groups on various beats of the River Eden and its tributaries, boat fishing on Ullswater and bank fishing on Haweswater Reservoir. Geoff is a guide and tutor for John Norris of Penrith.

Tel: 01228 402691
Mobile: 0795 7256051
Website: The Eden Angler

Tweed Guide

Guided all inclusive (waders, all equipment and permits) packages with instruction for all levels beginner to experienced. Day sessions and 3 hour sessions. River wading for Wild Brown Trout /Grayling Sea trout and Atlantic Salmon on the River Tweed System, one of Europe's premier fishing locations. Accommodation also arranged.

Tel: 00 44 (0)7962 401770
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Website: Tweed Guide

Neil Barcock

Based on the Cumbrian Derwent.Neil is an AAPGAI advanced salmon & prov trout qualified instructor.

Neil has fished the Derwent for 48 years,is a river keeper on a middle beat also ghillies on the river.Guided days fishing and instruction can be arranged daily or hourly as required.

Neil is a fly casting instructor for us, John Norris of Penrith.

Tel: 01900 827519
Mobile: 07788705167
Website: Tweed Guide

Lee Cummings

Source to Sea Fly Fishing, run by Lee Cummings, offers fly casting tuition, fly fishing tuition and guiding in the Cumbria area.

For those of you who don't know Lee specialises in providing fly casting tuition to all levels of abilities and is one of very few instructors who hold both the AAPGAI and FFF Masters level certifications. Lee is also a professional guide, advisor and demonstrator for both Sage and Rio

If you're in the area Lee is definitely worth contacting using the details below.

Mobile: 07979873193
Website: Source to Sea Fly Fishing

Jock Monteith

Professional ‘time served’ Scottish salmon fishing guide service.

Having served as ‘Head Ghillie’ on 2 well known River Tay salmon beats Jock’s salmon fishing career spans back to 1970 when he caught his first salmon at the age of five under the guidance of legendary River Tay ghillie Willie ’the ghillie’ Laird. Jock’s professional Scottish guided salmon fishing service covers the rivers Tay, Dee, Tweed & Spey. Take a look at Jock’s unrivalled salmon fishing credentials;

Mobile: 07968 145033