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Fly fishing Tuition / holidayHi all - my brother who has worked very hard at his business for many years now was invited to a fly fishing day at a local club and thoroughly enjoyed it. He is thinking it would be a good thing to take up, and I suggested some tuition, as I feel it is always best to start off right, than try and get out of bad habits later
I also suggested he maybe deserved a weekend away at a hotel with good food ( he is an excellent cook and enjoys nice food) As he has worked so hard he can probably afford somewhere good, but his family and business are still demanding so it would need to be UK based.
Any suggestions from all you keen fishers out there as to where would have been the best place to start with the benefit of hindsight.
(the fishing tuition is more important than the food and accommodation - though those would be a bonus)
All the best
Take a look here....... Rutland Water.
Rutland Water is a great place to fish.
There are some fantastic country pubs with great food, not forgetting the B&B's i Rutland.
If he decided on Rutland, after his tuition, he would be in easy driving distance of the following fly fishing reservoirs Pitford, Grafham, Eyebrook .
Hope he enjoys it, where ever he decides.
never stayed there myself but I have read very god things about the Arundell Arms in Devon
Failing that, if he'd rather head North, these guys provide great guiding/tuition and acommodation can be sorted to suit (if he likes good food, the Devonshire Arms at Bolton Abbey is a must visit.
If its a day on the river, remember that the brown trout season ends around the end of September.
Rainbow trout fishing on lakes can be done all year round. If that's what tickles his fancy then somewhere relativel close to you with good fishing is Carsington Water
Guiding/tuition is available there and there are some cracking fish too.
Forgot to add,
it's always worth having a couple of casting lessons before he goes, that way he'll get more time atually fishing in
The Arundel Arms does have a great reputation, and some fantastic fishing for trout, sea trout and salmon. Never been myself, but definitely one for the future.
Here's another fantastic looking hotel with fishing:
Many thanks all - I have forwarded the suggestions on to him, in return he sent me this
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