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Full Day Fly Fishing Course

Learn the art of fly-fishing with this full-day beginners course! Once upon the motorboat discover how to thread your line, the correct casting techniques and hopefully catch the perfect trout.

Price for 1 participant

The beautiful surroundings of Rutland Reservoir are the ideal location to discover the thrill of fly-fishing! This in-depth full-day lesson will teach you how to thread your line and cast a fly before climbing aboard the boat to practice! Your qualified instructor will provide continual hints and tips throughout the day to ensure you progress quickly with the correct techniques! Use an array of skills from reading different water conditions to the best places to aim and hopefully your patience will pay off if you catch your first fish! With no experienced required, this is the perfect taster for the complete novice!

Once you have arrived and been welcomed to the fisherman's cabin your experience will begin with a safety briefing before an introduction to fly fishing. Your qualified instructor will run through the basic skills, beginning with how to thread the tackle and flies, seasonality of trout fishing, reading the water conditions to finally casting a fly! You will then break for lunch*, before climbing aboard the motorboat to put all your new skills to practice! You will receive tips and advice throughout your course to ensure you progress quickly and your techniques are correct. Your experience will draw to a close with a de-brief back in the cabin before you return your the fishing gear.

*Lunch is provided by the centre, please let them know of any dietary requirements upon booking a specific date. Please Note: If you manage to catch any trout throughout your experience the centre will happily package and clean them up ready for you to take home to try.

Minimum Age: 12
Under 16s require parental consent.
This experience lasts approximately 7.5 hours.
This experience is great for both individuals and groups alike.
Maximum Group Size: 8

Please Note: Your lesson will be held with at least one other participant.
The best months to fish from Rutland Water banks are April, May, June and November. If you are interested in booking within these months please arrange well-in-advance as days book up fast.

This experience is held on selected dates throughout the season, 1st April to 30th November.
All fishing equipment and permits are provided by the centre.
Please wear warm, comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.
Boots or wellies are ideal shoes.
This experience can be affected by extreme weather conditions. If in doubt, please contact the centre on the day to make sure it is going ahead.
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