I have been a Qualified Instructor for almost 20 years and I offer High Quality and Friendly Fly-Fishing Instruction and Guiding complete with all Tackle, Equipment and Transport on many Rivers and Stillwaters in the Eastern Scottish Borders and Northumberland.

River Fishing Tuition is normally done on The River Whiteadder which is the first tributary of the River Tweed up from the sea and it is an ideal size for learning. It is not too daunting a water for beginners but also requires good river craft to fool the Wild Brown Trout.  Grayling Tuition is done on the Tweed and Teviot and Whiteadder and I have access to Private and Association Water.

For Stillwater Tuition I would normally use the Whinney Loch, Coldingham Loch, Chatton Fishery or the Watch Reservoir. This can be Bank or Boat Fishing. I also have access to a Private Pond. I can cater for Novices, Intermediate and Expert Anglers and have coached up to World Championship Level.

I personally fish to a very high standard and I am Professionally Qualified and Fully Insured.

Subjects covered include, Safety, Tackle, Dry Fly, Static Nymph, Lure Pulling, Czech Nymphing, Duo and Trio, Double Nymphing,  French Nymphing, Competition Secrets, Basic Entomology, Cast Construction, Fly Tying and of course Casting.

I can provide anything from a casting tune up to a full multiple day course covering all Fly-Fishing and related subjects.

Casting Tuition is £20 an hour. £30 an hour for two persons. (Minimum 2 Hours) and I recommend two 2 hour sessions with a week in between.

A Full River or Stillwater Day costs £160. This includes Permits, Lunch, Local Transport and all Tackle and Equipment.  Two Adults is £230. Children under 17 £40 with a full adult.

Taster Session

If you would like to try Fly-Fishing but have no idea where to start why not try our 4 hour Taster Session.

I am the Resident Instructor at Coldingham Loch and I will provide all equipment including Life Jackets and one of their Boats for a four hour introduction to the gentle art of catching trout on the fly.

The price of £100 includes everything you will need and the chance to take a fish home for Dinner.

Gareth or Carmel the Loch Owners may even fillet it for you. 🙂

£135 for two adults and £120 for one adult and one under 17.

Free transport from Berwick is available and as a bonus you will receive a  voucher giving you a 10% discount on your next purchase at our Local Tackle Shop in Berwick. www.gamefairdirect.com.

Should you wish to take things further more instruction is of course available.

Robbie is a Fully Qualified and Insured Instructor and as well as being a Full England International Fly Fisher he has coached at World Championship Level.

Specific Skills Session

For the Intermediate Angler Robbie offers a 4 hour session on a Specific Fishing Method.

Rivers or Stillwaters

If it is Buzzers, Nymphs, Wet Fly, Dry Fly, French Nymphing or Lures or a combination Robbie can show you the methods that will improve your catch rate.

Cost is £100 Catch and Release.  £135 for two adults and £120 for an adult and a child under 17

Permits included. Stillwater or River.

Free transport from Berwick to Coldingham Loch or the River Whiteadder is available and as a bonus you will receive a  voucher giving you a 10% discount on your next purchase at our Local Tackle Shop in Berwick. www.gamefairdirect.com.

Again should you wish to take things further more instruction is available.

Robbie is a Fully Qualified and Insured Instructor and as well as being a Full England International Fly Fisher he has coached at World Championship Level.

 

Tuition is done at a mutually acceptable date and time.

Gift Certificates for Birthdays, Anniversaries and Christmas are available.

My full qualifications are as follows:

  • Member of the Game Angling Instructors Association (GAIA)
  • Full England International Fly-Fisher
  • Canadian National Championships 2011 Team Gold. Individual Silver
  • Competition Day Manager England Bank International Team 2010 Gold Medal
  • Bronze Medal Winner Canadian National Championships 2010 and 2012
  • British Army Fly-Fishing Team Coach. USA 2006 and 2007 Canada 2010
  • England Fly-Fishing Team Loch Style Guide. Scotland 2005 and 2007
  • England Fly-Fishing Team Rivers Guide. Scotland 2004
  • Jiri Klima Czech Nymph Masterclass. Czech Republic 2007
  • USA Fly Fishing Team Mentor. World Championships Scotland 2009
  • Czech Republic Fly Fishing Team Guide. World Championships Scotland 2009.
  • Canadian Team Coach World Championships Norway 2013 Czech Republic 2014
  • Canadian Youth Team Coach World Youth Championships Colorado 2015
  • Fly Fishing River Masterclass Czech Republic 2015
  • Multiple Club Champion on Rivers and Stillwaters
  • Nationally Recognised Instructors Certificate
  • Nationally Recognised Coaching Certificate
  • Northern Rivers Championship 1st Place 2013 and 2015