Instructors and Guides

At the beginning of your fly fishing journey or when you want to master a new skill, we highly recommend starting with a fishing guide. This will help you gain confidence and develop the necessary skills to fully enjoy the sport.

These guys are the best of the best, tight lines!

Mike Tinnion / River Edge Guiding  Cumbria Trout Fishing

From beginner taster sessions to experienced anglers “tips and tricks” days and everything in between. Mike is a Level 2 Angling Trust licensed coach and Guideline Ambassador/Pro Team member. Past Home International Rivers Champion and England Stillwater Champion, Mike has fished for England at Home, European and World Championship levels, as well as having previously managed the England Rivers Flyfishing team.

Email: river.edge@btinternet.com

Tel: 01768772127 or 07990727427

Eric Hope/Hemmingways – Cumbrian Coarse, Trout and Salmon
Eric is a well-known Lakeland fishing Guide and casting instructor based near Keswick. Offering fly casting tuition (GAIA) and guided days for Trout Salmon and coarse fish on rivers and lakes across Cumbria. He is also the Trout and Salmon correspondent for the Derwent.

Website: www.hemmingwaysfish.co.uk

Email: eric@hemmingwaysfish.co.uk

Tel: 07771763067

Neil Barcock – Cumbrian Derwent Salmon
Based on the Cumbrian Derwent, Neil is an AAPGAI advanced instructor. Also on the Guideline team as an ambassador. Neil was taught Spey casting and mentored by the late Hugh Falkus whom he fished with on the Derwent and was a personal friend, Neil also features in his Speycasting book. Neil has salmon fished extensively all over the UK, Ireland, Norway and British Columbia. Sea Trout in Argentina and also Saltwater fly fished all over the world.

Email: neilbarcock@talktalk.net

Tel: 01900827519 or 07788705167

Lachlan/Wild Yak Fishing – Lake District Kayak Trips
Wild Yak Fishing is an independently owned company that offers a range of bespoke kayak fishing trips to individuals or small groups on different waters around the beautiful English Lake District.

Website: https://www.wildyakfishing.co.uk/

Email: wildyakfishing@gmail.co.uk

Tel: 07495570992

Stuart Wardle – Durham Fly Fishing Company
Stuart Wardle, a well known fly fisher for over 40 years based in County Durham in the UK the historical Land of The Prince Bishops. The Durham Fly Fishing Company has access to some of the best fly fishing for trout and grayling in the North of England and the UK. All services are provided by a fully qualified coach and well respected Internationally experienced fly fisher. England Rivers International, England Rivers Team Manager and Member of the current England Commonwealth Fly Fishing Team- 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 & 2018)

Website: https://www.durhamflyfishing.co.uk/

Email: durhamflyfishing@btinternet.com

Tel: 07904278889


Chris Hague – Fly Fishing with Chris Hague-Yorkshire
Chris Hague is professional fly fishing instructor/guide who is based in Yorkshire where he teaches individuals, group workshops as well as mentoring people to become professional instructors.
He also guides clients throughout the UK. His qualifications include APGAI single handed and double handed, FFI single handed and double handed master casting instructor.

Website: www.flyfishingwithchrishague.co.uk

Email: info@flyfishingwithchrishague.co.uk

Tel: 07776132456

 

Geoff Johnston – Eden Angler
Guided Fly Fishing Services and Tuition on the River Eden system and in the English Lakes District.

The Eden Angler is based in the beautiful English Lake District and also caters for guided boat or bank fishing trips and lessons on Ullswater and Haweswater. There are also waters stocked with Rainbow Trout in the area where fishing/lessons can also be provided.

Mobile: 07957256051

Email: theedenangler@gmail.com

James Armstrong – Chasing Fins
Bespoke Fly Fishing Holidays & Guiding in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

James Armstrong chased & pursued his dream of being a guide, instructor and having his own business and in 2006 his dream came true and he started his business ‘Chasing Fins’. This has taken him all over the world, guiding in places like New Zealand, America, Scotland, Russia and his home country England. Whenever free time became available, James loved his saltwater fishing and visited Australia and Cuba quite frequently to chase his favourite saltwater species. The North East of England (Northumberland) and Scottish Borders was always a big playground for James. Spoilt for choice with rivers, lakes and the coastline, James soon got a superb reputation for catching and guiding for salmon, sea trout & brown trout on all his local rivers.

Email: james@chasingfins.co.uk

Tel: 07515 364 007

Website: www.chasingfins.co.uk