John Dawson Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing Lessons

I offer Fly Fishing Instruction to all from beginners, those wishing to have a go, to the experienced angler of all ages wishing to take their skills to a higher level for individuals, groups and families. The sessions will be structured according to the requirements of the individual or group.

Beginners Fly Fishing
A typical introductory day will be on a lake where there is plenty of room to learn to cast safely. We will learn about the tackle and equipment and how to assemble it, knots, flies and a little entomology, casting (the overhead and roll casts), safety, fishing law and etiquette. There will then be as much time as possible fishing for trout under supervision, practising the casts, learning different methods and techniques, hooking, playing, landing and handling fish.
I often recommend a follow up lesson after you have had time to practice and do some fishing to iron out any problems, get rid of bad habits creeping in and take your skills to a higher level


Plus the cost of the fishing permit and boat fee where applicable.
Two and three day fly fishing courses to cover different venues and fish and be arranged by agreement.

Fly Fishing Courses at Wimbleball
In conjunction with South West Lakes Trust I run a series of beginners and intermediate bank and boat courses at Wimbleball Lake throughout the season.
Cost £35 bank and £45 boat.
All tackle and equipment can be provided for any lesson but bring your own if you have it. I do not recommend purchasing fishing tackle until you know what you want or need. I will advise on what to buy and where during the lesson if required. Bring a hat and eye protection (I recommend Polaroid glasses) and always wear them – you only have one pair of eyes.

Tight lines and have fun.


Taking BBC's The ONE Show host Matt Baker fishing!

Fishing is for everyone