Welcome to We Fly Fish

The leading provider of fly fishing lessons and guiding

Here to help you have more fun on your fly fishing journey

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We think the best fly fishers are the ones who have the most fun, and we can help you get more enjoyment from the sport. Wherever you are on your fly-fishing journey, We Fly Fish can help you realise your potential. You might want to try fly fishing and see if it is for you. Or you may be more experienced and want to learn a specific new skill. Other clients ask us to support them on a planned route from complete beginner to the world’s best fly-fishing destinations.

If you are just starting you may wonder what fly fishing entails and why some people get so much out of it. Presenting an artificial ‘fly’ and successfully deceiving your quarry requires an understanding of the ecosystem you are fishing in, observation and stealth. To succeed you have to be truly ‘in the moment’, focused on what is going on underwater. Time flies and all thought goes into how the fish may be fooled. Many new fly fishers find the tranquility of our fisheries and the thrill of the chase to be a unique combination.

Fly fishing has sometimes been seen as an expensive, difficult pastime for men of a certain age and background. Nowadays our sport is enjoyed by women and men of all ages and levels of physical ability. It doesn’t have to be expensive, and we use rivers and still waters near London.

Some of the most famous fly-fishing rivers in the world such as the Test, Itchen and Hampshire Avon are within easy reach. It was on these chalk streams that the Victorians developed the techniques and etiquette of the modern sport. They attract anglers from all over the world who come for the history, spectacular wildlife, and water quality.

We Fly Fish Pros are expert fly fishers, fully insured and qualified to coach at all levels of experience. Between us we have fly fished pretty much all over the world, represented our country in competitive fly fishing and fly casting, set fly casting distance records, trained, and assessed new coaches for the sport’s National Governing Body. When we are coaching, we are dedicated to providing you with a safe, fun, effective learning experience that is based around you and your needs.

We want your experience to be exceptional and are proud of the feedback we get on Google reviews.

Lessons at all levels

Tuition for Beginners, Improvers, Experts and Groups

Daniel Johnstone
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My partner and I had a lesson with Marc in November 2021 and thoroughly enjoyed it! Marc is an excellent teacher, obviously hugely knowledgeable and is great company. A very enjoyable day out (and a very good learning experience). Would recommend highly..
Rob Craigie
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Mark was a great teacher. Patient and knowledgeable. I enjoyed a great afternoon in his company and my fly casting ability improved no end! I was left with a number of exercises to practice and continue to improve.
Max Rutherford
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Terrific day on the River Test with Marc - fantastic location, idyllic, well-kept chalkstream and some of the best fish I have ever caught (and released). The wild brown trout are truly something special. If you fly fish & want a full-on chalkstream experience with tuition that actually makes a difference - then WeFlyFish are the chaps to make it happen. Will be doing it again, for sure.
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Leading provider of lessons and guiding

We Fly Fish are the leading provider of fly fishing coaching and guiding in the country. We mainly target trout, but other species such as grayling, pike and carp also offer exciting sport. Fly fishing is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in Nature, and enjoy an exciting technical sport. Fly fishing is an inclusive sport accessible to all, and offers a unique combination of quiet contemplation and adrenaline fuelled exhilaration. To fully enjoy it you need to develop and refine your skills; that’s where we can help.

The COVID 19 pandemic has led to an increased appreciation of the benefits of participating in the natural world. Spending time in ‘green spaces’ (the countryside) and near ‘blue spaces’ (water) is now recognised as beneficial to physical as well as mental health and wellbeing. What better way to do this than fly fishing.

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Qualified Professionals

We Fly Fish are a team of qualified professional game angling coaches with decades of fly fishing experience. Our Pro team have fly fished pretty much all over the world, represented our country in competitive fly fishing and fly casting, set fly casting distance records, trained, and assessed new coaches for the sport’s National Governing Body. We Fly Fish Pros undertake continual professional development (CPD) to keep us up to date with developments in coaching practice, maintain our First Aid, and Child Protection certifications.

Whilst we can never know everything about entomology, casting mechanics and fly fishing techniques we are always learning. Our Pros use the latest technology where appropriate. Slow motion video capture of casting, macro photography of insects, and use of apps to aid in our coaching help us provide effective coaching.

When we are coaching, we are dedicated to providing you with a safe, fun, effective learning experience that is based around you and your needs. We deal with a diverse client base ranging from schoolchildren who have never picked up a fly rod before to seasoned veteran fly fishers and adapt our coaching style accordingly. We want your experience to be exceptional and are proud of the feedback we get on Google reviews.

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We ♥ fly fishing

Every one of us is a passionate angler, devoted to the sport and to helping others to progress. We can’t catch our first fish again but get to relive that thrill when guiding you to yours. Fly fishing combines the benefits of being outdoors in exceptional habitats with the thrill of the chase. There is no other sport which combines tranquility and excitement in such a compelling way. This is why fly anglers at every level get so much out of the sport.

We love coaching and guiding too. Helping our clients develop the skills and tactics that get them to their dream catch is very rewarding. It’s what we do.

It sometimes surprises clients that on our days off, We Fly Fish Pros go fly fishing!

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What's included?

We Fly Fish will provide one of our licensed Pros who will prepare and deliver a personalised session plan. You can choose to book a 1-2-1 session or bring one or two friends. For larger groups we can provide more coaches. Your We Fly Fish Pro will be dedicated to providing a safe enjoyable experience for you.

All equipment needed will be provided, and your permit to fish the water you decide on. You will receive follow up information after your session with notes on the techniques you have covered for future reference. We Fly Fish clients receive newsletters periodically with helpful tips to help you fly fish and seasonal news about what’s going on. Many of our clients say they appreciate them, but you can easily unsubscribe if you wish.

Let's Get You To The Water

FOR BEGINNERS

Discover the world of fly fishing. Our fly fishing Pros will work with you to give you the skills and confidence to enjoy this wonderful sport.

FOR IMPROVERS

Refine existing skills or add new techniques to help you have more fun fly fishing. Could include casting, fly selection, or how to fish for new target species.

GUIDED DAYS

Our guided days offer the chance to fish some of the most famous fly fishing destinations in England with an expert Pro. You could be wading in a classic chalkstream or drift fishing a vast stillwater from a boat.

EVENTS

We can plan and deliver a wonderful day in the great outdoors for friends, families and corporate groups. Depending on the group size we can offer exclusive use of one of our venues and arrange catering at all levels of sophistication.

Contact Us With Any Questions

Contact us now to buy a gift voucher, book your fly fishing experience or discuss any questions you might have on what we offer and your needs. We are ready to help you on your fly fishing journey, wherever you are starting from and wherever you want to get to.

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0207 096 8454

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