Left picture :- Highleigh Mill Weir Pool on the River Exe Right picture :- River Exe summer salmon caught on the Blackpool beat at Exebridge.
Left picture :- River Dever (chalk stream) , Norton Fishery , Hampshire. Right picture :- Tuition of young angler on the river Dever.
Left picture :- An October day on the River Stinchar in Ayrshire. Right picture :- Autumn salmon caught on fly at the Knockdolian Estate water on the river Stinchar.
Left picture :- Young angler on a tuition day at Norton Fishery, Hampshire on a chalk stream fed lake. Right picture :- Rainbow trout caught at Norton Fishery, Hampshire.
First and foremost I am passionate about Game Angling.
I left my engineering roots in the 1980s to go into partnership with a friend. We purchased a 36ft trawler from an East Coast of Scotland boat builder and off we went to make our fortunes in the fishing industry!
Fishing from the Scottish Villages of Port William and the Isle of Whithorn, we fished long lines and trawled during the winter months. In the summer months we fished creels for Lobsters and Crabs. At the weekends we took sea Anglers out on deep sea fishing adventures to catch sharks, tope and skate. In the summer evenings money was earned playing the guitar and singing in local pubs. We made a good living but we did not make our fortunes!
After eight years as a trawler skipper I started a wet fish business in Hampshire supplying the hotel trade.
During this time I kept up my passion for fly fishing having opportunities to fish for Salmon, Sea Trout, Trout and Grayling in the rivers and lakes of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
I currently fish and teach Game Angling in Hampshire and South West England. I am a Qualified Game Angling Coach with Level 1 and Level 2 Angling Trust certification.
I am a Member of G A I A ( Game Anglers Instructors Association ) holding certification for both Single and Double handed Fly Casting and awarded the title of Professional Game Angling Instructor.
I am a Member of the P A A (Professional Anglers Association)
I have access to top class rivers and still Waters in the South including Salmon and Sea Trout and Wild Brown Trout rivers in the South West.
Rivers fished in the South - Test, Itchen, Avon and Dever.
Rivers fished in the South West - Exe, Barle, Taw and Torridge.
In the winter months the Grayling (The Lady of the Stream) is in season.
Throughout the Salmon fishing season Spey Casting Tuition and Guiding is available on Prime beats on the South West of England's finest rivers including the Exe , Barle , Taw , and Torridge. This season this will include tuition using the new Switch rods which are fast proving their worth on small river Salmon fly fishing.
Also during the salmon season guided days in Scotland are organised which include spey casting tuition. See the News section for latest news and information.
Game Angling is not just about catching fish - it is the whole experience of being in the countryside and learning to appreciate the wildlife and fauna around us .
This is all part of the way I teach Game Angling.
My coaching will be tailored to your requirements and ability in a relaxed informal manner resulting in an enjoyable session.