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I have been with Sportfish since 2008 and have a broad fishing background. Living on the south coast as a child I started beach fishing at the age of 5 migrating on to coarse fishing and then first picked up a trout fly rod at the age of 15. I started salmon fishing with a double handed rod 12 years ago.

I am now an instructor at the Sportfish Reading store in both single and double handed disciplines for trout and salmon.

When not teaching at the store or helping in the shop I can be found guiding chalkstreams for trout in the summer and grayling in the winter.  In addition to this I run salmon fishing and casting courses in Scotland and Wales throughout the year.

I can be contacted at Sportfish Reading on 0118 930 3860 or by email [email protected]






Chris Hayward playing a fish