Lessons for novice to experienced fly fishers

Fly fishing is a wonderful relaxing sport that takes you to some of the most beautiful locations. Our lessons and courses cater for all abilities and aim to improve your knowledge, technique – and chances of catching a fish!

Like any sport, fly fishing requires instruction, coaching and practice to learn, improve and succeed.  The key to success in fly fishing is good presentation of the fly and good presentation requires a good casting technique.

Blue Zulu Fly Fishing tuition and courses can teach you the fundamentals of fly casting, help you improve your presentation and help identify and eliminate any faults in your technique.

If you want to fish for salmon or take up saltwater flyfishing we can help you master the specialist techniques required, including understanding the complicated array of modern spey casting techniques.

We have a number of local stillwater venues which are ideal for fly casting tuition and also offer an excellent chance of catching your first trout. There is nothing better than putting your newly acquired skills to immediate use.

All tackle can be provided, you’ll just need to bring your wellies and a pair of sunglasses. Read more on what learning entails in our blog post Learning to Fly Fish.

Individual and group lessons

Book an individual session to focus on specific areas for improvement or choose one of our ‘Introduction to … ‘ courses.

All ages catered for!

Learning to fly fish

We offer fly fishing tuition in two forms, individual lessons (for one or two learners) and group lessons.

Individual lessons will be tailored to your specific requirements. Options include:

  • Casting tuition (2 or 3 hours)
  • Introduction to fly fishing (full day/half day)
  • Introduction to salmon fishing (full day)
  • Moving from stillwaters to river fishing (full day/half day)

Group sessions:

  • Introduction to fly fishing (one day)
  • Introduction to salmon fishing (one day/two day)
  • Introduction to chalk stream fishing (one day)

Individual fly fishing tuition is available throughout the year, subject to fisheries being open. Some stillwater trout fisheries remain open and fish well throughout the winter. The trout fishing season on rivers runs from March or April to the end of September, depending on the river. Grayling are in season from June 16th to March 15th. The salmon fishing season on the Rivers Wye and Usk extends from the beginning of March to the middle of October. Casting tuition on grass is available at any time!

Group fly fishing courses are arranged periodically throughout the year. These group sessions are also excellent as corporate away days and team-building sessions. Please contact us to find out more or register interest.

Guide prices
Members of Cotswold Flyfishers are entitled to a discount on guiding and tuition fees.

2022 seasonPriceCFF Member
Full guided day£180£150
Half guided day£120£100
Full guided day (two rods)£250
Half guided day (two rods)£170
Casting tuition (2 hours)£75£60

Prices include loan of appropriate tackle and supply of flies but do not include fishing permit costs, rod licence or refreshments.

A full day is generally from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm and will include a break for lunch. A half day is 4 hours, usually 9:00 am to 1:00 pm or 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

You will need an Environment Agency rod licence. These are available for 1-day, 8-day or 12-months online here.

Gift vouchers available

“The great charm of fly-fishing is that we are always learning.”

Theodore Gordon

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