I have been a Qualified Instructor for over 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 River Tuition Clients must have their own waders and be able to cast a fly ten yards comfortably.

For Stillwater Tuition I would normally use the Whinney Loch, Coldingham Loch or the Watch Reservoir. This can be Bank or Boat Fishing.  I can cater for Novices, Intermediate and Expert Anglers and have coached up to World Championship Level. On stillwater absolutely no experience equipment is needed. All will be provided.

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, Euro 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 £180. This includes Permits, Lunch, Local Transport and all Tackle and Equipment.  Two Adults is £250. 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 Chief 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 £125 includes everything you will need and the chance to take a fish home for Dinner.  🙂

£175 for two adults and £150 for one adult and one under 17.

Free transport from Berwick can be available.

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 Senior and Youth 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, Euro Nymphing or Lures or a combination Robbie can show you the methods that will improve your catch rate.

Cost is £125 Catch and Release.  £175 for two adults and £150 for an adult and a child under 17

Permits included. Stillwater or River.

Free transport from Berwick to Coldingham Loch or the River Whiteadder can be available.

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 for Seniors and Youths

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 National Championships 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
  • Lubos Rosa Fly Fishing River Masterclass Czech Republic 2015 2016
  • English Northern Rivers Championship 1st Place 2013 and 2015
  • Multiple Club Champion on Rivers and Stillwaters
  • Nationally Recognised Instructors Certificate
  • Nationally Recognised Coaching Certificate