Fly fishers in the making

Feedback from yesterdays beginners session with Sylvie and son George. Photo was taken casting on the river Adur at Shoreham by Sea

Good morning Howie,

Thank you for a very enjoyable afternoon yesterday. George and I had a great time learning the basis of fly fishing. Thanks for your passion, as well as your patience and explanations.
If you have any Sundays available over the next 2 or 3 months, we would love to book a half day at your trout likes as discussed. We have a few things on, but hopefully we can find a time that works for both of us. Let me know!
Thank you also for the photos, we really appreciate it.
All the best,
Sylvie
Sylvie
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A day on Arlington Reservoir

In spite of initial boat engine problems a fabulous day was had on beautiful Arlington reservoir with the guys from the Sussex Fly Dressers.  http://sussexflydressers.org.uk/ A very bright day put the fish well down and hardly any fish showing. Eventually found a shoal about 5mtr down near one of the aerators and ended the day with 6 fish totaling 13.5 lb. Biggest one (pictured) ready for filleting.

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A fine rainbow

The best of 6 fish today including 2 brownies. And as many fish lost too. Buzzers working their magic again. I’m finding that 2 buzzers, 1 metre apart, hung from the bend of a big bushy dry fly really gets their attention. Specially when given a long, slow pull on the retrieve.

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A new session plan for 2019

Well. It’s been another good year for flyfishingsussex.com Although It’s been full on with other projects there has still been time to meet and introduce many keen anglers to the world of fly fishing. The season is coming to a close now and I’ll soon be finishing tuition sessions until March 2019. I plan to introduce a new half day session to include all the usual casting techniques, about tackle flies etc. but to be carried out at my new trout venue, So there will be an excellent chance to catch a brown or rainbow trout on your first lesson. Over the winter I will put up a new page on the website offering this new half day session. The cost will be around £130 inclusive one to one tuition, permits and use of quality fly fishing gear and good chance of a fish or two. Also what a great gift it would make for someone. Already interested? Contact me: howie@flyfishingsussex.com

“Tight Lines” Howie