A bit about me.   I live and work on the banks of the River Adur.  A Level 2 game angling coach. Licensed, registered and insured with the Angling Trust. With 40 years experience in fly fishing. I offer coaching sessions for the absolute novice or improver wishing to hone their skills. For instance: any problems with casting, line not landing straight, fly catching the line in mid-air, hitting the rod, can’t get the distance? then learn to single or double haul.
A short session with a qualified coach can save on hours of frustration which can sadly result in giving up =(
  • Beginners Session: An introduction to fly fishing. I suggest a 3 hour session to start you on your way. First half on my local green next to the River Adur to include about the tackle, it’s purpose, the way it works, how to assemble and use it safely when fly fishing. Discuss and choose flies for different species and conditions. Learn the basic, overhead and roll casting techniques and other tricks. How to play and net a fish once hooked. A ten minute break (tea/coffee supplied) then onto the River Adur to try out and practice your new skills.  Once you learn to fly-fish a river such as the Adur, you should be able to fish almost anywhere. So then it’s up to you to practice and enjoy your fly fishing!
  • Costs are normally one to and are now £90 a session. Or you can double up with a friend for £120. Please pay on the day of the lesson. Prices include the loan of quality, up-to-date tackle and equipment. I have several rod outfits to suit different ages and abilities.  Just bring your own wellies, cap and eye protection/sunglasses. If you have your own tackle, then great! Bring it along to the session and we can check it over and make sure the outfit is balanced and set up correctly for you. There are public toilets and free parking onsite. Please use the email below for booking enquiries or info.
  • Gifting:  Buying/booking a lesson for someone as a gift. Contact me to discuss and arrange

 “Tight Lines”  Howie 

contact:   flyfishingsussex@gmail.com