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Fly fishing tuition and guided fishing in the Cotswolds and beyond

Open for 2021 bookings in accordance with Angling Trust Covid Guidelines

Fly fishing offers an immersive experience with nature. You can enjoy it at your own level and pace: from patiently stalking a chalk stream trout during the mayfly hatch to the thrill of standing waist-deep mid-river playing your first salmon.

Catering for beginners to experienced anglers, Blue Zulu Fly Fishing can introduce you to the joys of fly fishing or help improve and refine your existing technique and skills.

Based in the Cotswolds, we offer fly fishing casting lessons, guiding and instruction on the trout streams of Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Berkshire, salmon fishing on the Wye and Usk and bespoke hand-tied fly collections.
Gift vouchers available.

In the News! Keeping it reel: why millennials are practising mindful fly‑fishing
Mark recently featured in an article on fly fishing in the Cotswolds by The Sunday TimesDownload a copy | Read online

Wild brown trout

Guided fly fishing for trout and grayling in the Cotswolds

Salmon caught on the fly

Introduction to salmon fishing in Wales and Scotland

Individual and group fly fishing lessons and casting tuition

What our customers are saying

Mark is a fantastic guide and teacher. As a novice to fly fishing I was apprehensive of where to start with river fishing so decided to go with Mark on a guided day. Mark shared his knowledge of where to locate fish and how to approach them and we had a very successful day together, I would thoroughly recommend Mark’s tuition to anyone looking to get the most from their time fishing. 


Babblings – Blog posts from the riverbank

Autumn beckons

This week the river trout season comes to a close on our local rivers. However, that doesn’t mean the end of flyfishing for the year. Many stillwaters are still open and fishing well. Salford Trout Lakes have been in good form recently with trout rising freely to emerging midges, lake olives, daddy-long-legs and even adultContinue reading “Autumn beckons”

The elusive sea bass

When we fish for trout, we know, with some certainty, that the fish are there. Finding a feeding fish and fooling it with a fly is another matter. The story when bass fishing is a little different… Last week I had three sessions fishing for bass on the Cornish coast. Day 1 saw us offshoreContinue reading “The elusive sea bass”

Dee salmon fishing in May

May salmon fishing – not always short-sleeves and floating lines On the River Dee, we expect the best fly fishing of the year in May. The birch trees are in full leaf, the summer migrant birds have all returned and are busy with their nests. We can anticipate fishing floating lines with small flies longContinue reading “Dee salmon fishing in May”


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Fishing flies

Bespoke hand-tied flies tailored for your fly fishing friends and family. Order now

I ordered a novice pack of flies for a friend. I had absolutely no idea what he needed but after answering a few questions Mark was able to supply a custom-made collection of flies and advise on a box to put them in. Great personal service and my friend was thrilled.

  • Riverbank hare
  • Kennet Carriers

Fly fishing for wellbeing

Read the blog: Is fly fishing the new yoga?

“The solution to any problem – work, love, money, whatever – is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be.”

John Gierach
Salmons & Trout Conservation
Wild Trout Trust

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