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 ghillies

The Wear does not have any ghillied beats. We recommend you view the Services section on the FishPal system to book a guide or instructor for your days fishing. Always check with the fishery and 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 fishery manager that he is prepared to allow this, and if he does, use someone who he would recommend and who holds the appropriate qualifications. Never turn up with an instructor without having cleared it first, as this might cause bad feeling with the fishery which won't do much to help your trip. Visit the Services section on FishPal to book a local qualified instructor or guide.

Pre-visit courses outside the area

Some people prefer to receive tuition before they visit the Wear, so that they can take full advantage of the fishing they have booked. Visit the Services section on FishPal to book a local instructor in your area.

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