Learn the art of fly-fishing with this fantastic half-day beginners course! Your qualified instructor is on hand to help throughout the day to ensure you progress quickly!
- Oakham (Rutland)
- Price for 2 Participants
Discover the art of fly-fishing with this fantastic introductory
course! Learn how to thread and cast a fly before hitting the lake
to practice! With the continual hints and tips from your
experienced tutor you will progress quickly through a range of
skills from reading different water conditions to the best places
to aim! Hopefully if your skills and patience pay off you might
even bag yourself a trout to take home for dinner! 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! Now to catch some fish! 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, before heading back to the
cabin to return your the fishing gear.
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.
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 7 days* a week from:
Mid April- December
*Please Note: There is a £25 (per person) supplement charge to pay at the centre for weekend experiences.
Minimum Age: 13
Under 16s require parental consent.
Experience Duration: 04:00
Time at Venue: 04:00
This experience lasts approximately 4 hours.
Participants: The Half Day Fly Fishing For Two is for 2 participants.
Max Group Size: 8
Spectators Allowed on Site: No
This experience is great for both couples and groups alike.
Minimum Group Size: 2
Maximum Group Size: 8
All fishing equipment is 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.
This week’s Expert Interview catches up (excuse the pun!) with Rob at Rutland Fly Fishing Adventures . He knows a thing or two about fishing and has kindly shared his expertise with us. Read on to find out more about the experiences available…
Q: What was it about fishing that got you HOOKED?
A: Actually it was the ‘not catching’ of a large pike as a youngster. The pike got off the line but the experience of fighting a huge fish on the end of the rod left me hooked for ever more.
Q:What sets your experience apart from others?
A: It’s our passion, which we love to share with our guests. The fact that we take you onto the stunningly beautiful Rutland Water, the largest and probably finest trout fly fishing lake in the UK sets us apart. We aim to give you a great day, a fly fishing adventure and a friendly and helpful experience.
Q:What can customers expect when they take part in this experience?
A: After tea/coffee/cakes we go into our fishing cabin to learn all the skills and knowledge required to take up fly fishing; tackle, lines, flies and of course qualified casting tuition outside. Then use your new skills to outwit some pretty large trout. We also offer fishing from boats on the full day experience which adds to the excitement.
Q: Any funny anecdotes you can share with us?
A: Many lovely guests come and enjoy fishing with us. Such as the 2 brothers each trying to catch more than the other; The highly experienced doctor who just froze when a mammoth sized brown trout engulfed his fly; the hilarity as a father and son hooked a 20 pound pike, the first fish they’d ever caught; talking about ospreys as one swoops in front of the boat to take a trout from under our noses…..
Q: Any plans for the future?
A: We’re offering more guiding days, trips and event days for groups of friends, business colleagues, stag days etc with guest accommodation on the water’s edge.
Thank you Rob for catching up with us!