Fly Fishing Lessons & Tuition

Want to start fly fishing, learn new skills and catch more fish? Professional, fly fishing lessons & courses with Federation of Fly Fishers Instructor Steve Yeomans are the answer! Fun, relaxed and informative, our tuition is designed to take your fly fishing to another level!

Fly Fishing Lessons

Fly Fishing Lessons

We have a range of options available to suit your needs and availability. Choose from: –

  • 1-to-1 fly fishing lessons, designed just for you
  • Share your fly fishing tuition with friends or family
  •  Join one of our fly fishing courses

Lessons are available 7 days per week, all year. Any equipment you require is provided at no extra charge.

All lessons take place at picturesque Midlands and Cotswold locations, easily accessed from the counties of Staffordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire. The major cities of Birmingham Manchester, London, Oxford, Cheltenham and Gloucester are within one hour’s drive time.

Find out more about Midlands Fly Fishing here. Scroll this page for details of our fly fishing lessons.

Beginners Fly Fishing Course & Lessons

Beginners Fly Fishing Courses

Fly Fishing Courses

The aim of our beginners fly fishing course is simple, help you learn to fly fish! Join a small group of like minded people who want to learn how to go fly fishing confidently and catch trout on fly. Your itinerary includes: –

  • Equipment – what you need, how to set up & what flies to use
  • Core fly casting techniques
  • Watercraft – where & when to fish
  • Effective fishing techniques to get you started

2014 course dates:

  • September 20th & 27th – BOTH FULL
  • October 4th, 11th & 18th – ALL FULL

2015 course dates:

  • May 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th
  • June 13th & 14th
  • September 19th, 20th, 26th & 27th
  • October 3rd, 4th, 17th & 18th

Private tuition for individuals and groups is available daily throughout the year. See further information below for stillwater and river lessons.

Courses run 9.30am to 4.30pm at Loynton Trout Fisheries, located on the county borders of Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire. Price is £75 per person. This includes fishing fees, equipment, tuition and the opportunity to take a fish home for supper if you wish.

Awesome introduction to fly fishing & a fun day out. Thanks again, Steve.

— N.Thomson

Stillwater Fly Fishing Lessons

Stillwater Fly Fishing Lessons

Stillwater Fly Fishing Lessons

Personalised Fly fishing lessons at small stillwaters and larger lakes are available to suit your interests. Lessons are available all year.

For beginners, your itinerary will match that detailed in our fly fishing course information above. The key difference being you enjoy the benefit of one-to-one tuition.

For fly fishers with more experience, we can focus on specific aspects of fly fishing you want to improve. Alternatively, learn techniques new to you! Popular lesson topics with our regular clients are: –

  • Review equipment & casting skills.
  • Boost your catches using watercraft & improved fly fishing technique
  • Learn new techniques, e.g. boat fishing, stalking, sinking lines,etc.
  • Targeting species other than trout, e.g. pike fly fishing, carp on fly.

Location – Loynton Trout Fisheries, Staffordshire/Shropshire. Price – Full day £150, half day £100. Additional people £75 per person.

Location – Bushyleaze Trout Fishery, Gloucestershire. Price – Full day £200. Additional people £100 per person.

Thank you for a great day out, I learnt and caught more than I have in years!

— R.Ford

River Fly Fishing Lessons

River Fly Fishing Lessons

River Fly Fishing Lessons

River fly fishing requires a different skill set to stillwaters. So it makes sense to book a fly fishing lesson whether you are fishing a river for the first time or you want to catch more fish. An example itinerary would be: –

  • Equipment
  • Fly casting skills for rivers & presentation
  • Watercraft: – locating trout in a river, entomology to identify what trout are feeding on
  • Latest dry/wet fly and nymph fishing techniques to help you fish better & catch more

Location – River Wye, Derbyshire Peak District. Price – Full day £200. Additional people £100 per person. Season – April 1st to October 8th.

Location – River Coln, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire. Price – Full day £250. Additional people £100 per person. Season – April 1st to September 30th.

Fly Casting Lessons

Fly Casting Lessons

Fly Casting Lessons

Good fly casting skills are a key aspect in presenting your fly well, helping you fish efficiently, effectively and enjoyably. Casting lessons are perfect for learning new casts or brushing up your casting skills. Tuition is available for all freshwater & saltwater fly fishing techniques including:

  • Overhead fly cast
  • Handling strong winds & big flies
  • Single and double haul techniques
  • Roll & Spey casting techniques
  • Advanced presentation casts for river & lake

Price per hour £30 for 1 person, additional people charged at £10 per hour. Available locations are Loynton Trout Fisheries, located on the county borders of Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire. This option is available all year!

I’m casting further, with less effort having learnt how to make the rod work for me, thanks to Steve.

— A.H.

Midlands Flyfishing, 9 William Close, Forsbrook, Staffordshire, ST11 9AW, England
Tel: +44 (0)7901 744 869 | Email Midlands FlyFishing