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I am the Tuition Manager and I'm based at Sportfish in Theale, which is conveniently located just off junction 12 of the M4. To my knowledge, we help more clients gain competence in fly casting both with single and double handed rods than any other casting school in Europe.

I am a member of A.A.P.G.A.I which is a casting and teaching organisation , I qualified three years ago and have been working for Sportfish for the last 4 years. We have a team of five instructors who are on hand to instruct through the day.

I have been lucky enough to spend six years guiding in Iceland and have fished many of the rivers that are known to British anglers. Norway is another destination outside of the UK I have fished extensively. Saltwater warm climate fishing is becoming a very popular part of my yearly calendar and intend to chase many species around the world in the future. However, I am perfectly at home on a chalkstream fishing either for Brown Trout or Grayling so please get in contact with me if you think I may be able to help.

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