Our still water courses are proving very popular this season and places are selling fast. With the increase in popularity of still water trout fishing, an increasing number of people are looking for opportunities to learn about the equipment and techniques needed to get the most from the sport. Sportfish offers a number of dates either on a Friday or a Saturday throughout the summer.
You will start the day in the classroom where your instructor will introduce you to the equipment needed for still water fishing and he will show you how it all fits together. He will be on hand to answer whatever questions you may have related to choosing your first outfit. You will also cover topics such as entomology and fly selection. This normally involves taking a look at a selection of nymphs, beetles and other aquatic life found in the lake just outside our purpose built retail superstore. There is also the chance to get hands-on and learn some knots which usually proves great fun as well and informative.
After lunch, which is provided by Sportfish, you will get the chance to hone your casting skills with the help of your instructor. The climax of the day is taking your new skills to our onsite lake to try to catch a trout with help from your instructor if required.
These one day courses offer excellent value at £99 per person – to find out how to book a course, please visit our fly fishing school pages »
Check out this video with one of our instructors, Jonathan Tomlinson, for some top trout fishing tips at our Haywards Farm lake! Don’t forget… you can book a lesson with him!
These are a few photos from a recent course, where despite the cold weather the whole team managed to catch a fish each!