Guiding and Instruction

Those new to fishing, or with children/spouses etc, who wish to learn, often ask about the availability of suitable instruction. This can be provided in a number of different ways:

From beat gillies

The gillies on each beat are normally willing to give some instruction, but this will depend on the policy of the beat, the helpfulness of the ghillie and what his other responsibilities are for the day you are fishing.

Always check with the ghillie beforehand to see what the situation is.

Third party instruction on beat

There are a number of qualified instructors in the area, who you can pay to join you on your beat. However, be sure to check with your ghillie that he is prepared to allow this, and if he does, use someone who he would recommend. Never turn up with an instructor without having cleared it first, as this might cause bad feeling with the ghillie which won't do much to help your trip.

Local instructors/schools with own water

Some instructors and schools can offer tuition on their own water, either informally on request, or as part of formal courses. These are normally run on waters at off peak times, to save on the cost of fishing, but there are some exceptions to this.

Pre-visit courses outside the area

Some people prefer to receive tuition before they visit the Eden, so that they can take full advantage of the fishing they have booked. Ask your local tackle shop for suggestions.

Instructors & guides
Glyn Freeman
Glyn Freeman ,

07808 563788
Cumbria Fly Fishing specialise in tailor made half and full day courses, fly fishing experiences and tuition sessions to suit your needs, from beginner to advanced. They are run by Glyn Freeman, a fully qualified AAPGAI instructor and take place in private on the beautiful river Eden in Cumbria.
Hemmingways and Tiddlers
Hemmingways and Tiddlers,Lake District
Lake District
017687 79227
Guided fishing trips and angling tuition on the lakes and rivers of the Lake District. Catch and release a wide variety of fish, including some superb salmon and sea trout, wild brown trout, lots of monster pike, a pot or two of charr, and some huge perch. Eric hosts parent and child days which are very popular and a great way of spending a summers day.