Individual fly fishing instruction with a professional instructor/coach, for everyone from beginners to more experienced anglers. For those looking for an introduction to our great sport, our two hour lessons offer an introduction to fly fishing. Should you be more experienced and having trouble getting to grips with double hauling, dealing with windy conditions, presentation casts or even an introduction to Spey casting this can all be covered.
Lessons are led by Leigh Fidell, an Advanced instructor with the Association of Professional Game Angling Instructors (AAPGAI). With over 15 years of coaching experience, Leigh is fully insured, a qualified first aider and holds an enhanced DBS check.
Two hour lessons covering the area of fly fishing you wish to look at are priced at £60.00
Please contact the fishery for more details or to discuss your individual requirements.
After your session you will be able to cast at a far distance accurately and quickly to rising fish, have a deeper knowledge of the correct flies to use, know how to haul to increase distance and how to catch a good number of fish
Minimum age 12 years
Here are some of the accredited coaches who can take you fishing at Kilnsey:
Yorkshire born and bred, Jeff lives in the small village of Tollerton just north of York. He has been an angling enthusiast for most of his life and since 2006 has been a qualified Game Angling Coach, and licenced by the Angling Trust, the Governing Body of Angling.
He provides fly fishing tuition to individuals and groups of all ages and abilities and strives to put the fun into fishing.
Jeff’s qualifications include:
Game Angling Instructors Certificate – awarded by the Game Angling Instructors Association
L2 Certificate in Coaching Angling – awarded by SportsCoachUK
L3 Certificate in Tutoring Sport – awarded by SportCoachUK
L3 Assessment Practice in Sport – awarded by SportCoachUK
Is a Licensed Coach with the Angling Trust – 1st Aid, DBS check, Safeguarding & Protecting Children training and Public & Professional Liability Insurance
Malcolm Hunter is an accredited angling and casting coach with experience of teaching at all levels. A keen angler himself, he is particularly adept at teaching beginners and helping people overcome their initial teething problems when starting fly fishing. He holds current qualifications in coaching (Angling Development Board Level 2 Coach), casting (Professional Game Angling Instructors Certificate), First Aid and is fully CRB checked.
Ben Fox has been fishing Kilnsey Park since he started as a young boy. Now working as a guide he offers years of experience and expertise on fishing Kilnsey and has guided several clients to new personal bests including the current junior record that took over from his. Ben is also an ex England Youth International, licensed coach, instructor with Fishing 4 Schools and angling writer. Visit his website for information, testimonials and to book a session: https://www.fly-guy.co.uk
Mark Gambles holds a Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Angling (QCF Fly fishing), which is accredited by the Angling Trust. Whether you are a complete novice interested in starting the sport or a more experienced angler looking to improve your technique, he delivers coaching in a friendly, enjoyable and professional manner, which will make your life experience a fun and memorable moment. Tuition can be accommodated for various personal abilities and capabilities.
Clark Colman appears regularly in the game angling press, and currently writes for Total FlyFisher magazine. He is both a qualified teacher and fly fishing guide, with 25 years of experience on still, running and salt water. Clark operates an endorsed, bespoke guiding service, EDIP FlyFishing, and is also a mentor with Fishing for Forces, providing tuition and guiding for serving and retired military personnel. He demonstrates and speaks about fly fishing at events nationwide, and can also advise on competition techniques. Clark is manager and lead coach of the England Youth Fly Fishing Team, and a member of the Soldier Palmers Loch-Style Team. He was Army Associate Champion in 2012, UK All-Services River Champion in 2013, and has twice been an English National Loch Style Championship finalist. Clark is a member of the Angling Trust, Fish Legal, the Salmon and Trout Association, the Wild Trout Trust and the Grayling Society.