Since the Trout Season ended here in South Wales on October 3rd, many anglers are now turning to the grayling for their winter sport. As such, it was Liam and I’s first proper grayling outing today, so we hit the home water with a variety of success. A shorter day than usual, but as we […]
Hailing from the base of the beautiful and picturesque Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales, Gareth specialises in small stream and river fly fishing techniques for both wild trout and grayling, and provides guided fishing trips, fly casting tuition, and high quality fly tying services.
Mobile: 07540 813 399
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Simon McHattie, 29/04/2011 (Guided Fishing Trip / Fly Casting Tuition)
After some discussion Peter and I decided to hire Gareth's services at this relatively early stage of the season to brush up on our skills and learn some new tricks of the trade. We were not disappointed.
Anyone out there considering the services of a guide in the South Wales catchment, you need look no further. Gareth’s whole approach to the session was spot on. He is undoubtedly an expert and has a great deal of knowledge anyone can benefit from. Above all Gareth gave me and Pete the space to try what we’d learned making the whole session relaxed, easy going and fun, and despite the tough conditions Gareth got Pete and I into fish, both on the long flats and in the riffles.
Chris Purdie, 25/07/2011 (Fly Tying Services)
Field testing had to wait until yesterday evening. The klinks did not disappoint. They float like corks and sit well in the water. Just what I've been looking for! My local stream is on its knees now in midsummer, poor winter rain compounded by abstraction like many of the South Country rivers, and typically no hatch whatsoever, save the odd sedge. Even in such tricky conditions, the klinks rose fish in all the likely lies, including the big fish that has eluded me in consecutive visits (he slashed just short again!). All wild fish here so a good test for the klinks which passed with flying colours!
Mike Krayema, 08/11/2011 (Fly Tying Services)
My order arrived today and, I must say, the flies are beyond my expectations. Marvellous work! I will have to up my tying a notch or two to even get anywhere these little beauties.
Thanks for speedy service, all the best and tight lines.
Steve Mills, 04/03/2012 (Guided Fishing Trip / Fly Casting Tuition)
Fantastic tuition day which included an introduction to rods, reels, lines and casting lessons; learning about natural fish food types, fish habits and habitats, river craft, fishing techniques and fly types.
Having never fly fished before, Gareth pitched this to suit my learning requirements and the tuition given and progress of the day was tailored to my abilities. By the end of the day I really felt I had learnt a lot and had progressed in developing skills which has given me the confidence to further pursue fly fishing. Gareth was always willing to answer my questions and was ever patient and understanding working with a complete novice.
The lesson certainly met my requirements, was perfectly pitched. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Stuart Jenkins, 26/12/2011 (Fly Tying Services)
Many, many thanks Gareth for your wonderful selection of flies in a presentation box which my wife gave to me for Christmas. I really haven't stopped beaming since I had it and can't stop looking at them, which may make me a bit sad in the eyes of my wife but you'll understand. On the one hand I can't wait to try them but on the other, I'm afraid to use them in case I lose any.
Once again, I can't thank you enough and look forward to seeing you sometime during the new season.
To say goodbye to the UK’s trout season and to welcome in the time when us anglers go after the grayling in style, what better way to celebrate the switch in seasons that with a 10% discount! Get those grayling flies restocked with this great offer. Simply enter GRAYLING when prompted for a coupon code in the […]
Folks, this is without a doubt, THE biggest and best fly tying show on mainland UK, and should NOT be missed! With over 50 individual exhibitors including quality tackle, fishing holidays, organisations, bring and buy tackle stand, and the largest selection of fly tying materials at any UK show. The famous International Fly Tying Rows with […]
Following the great success of the UK’s first ever fly fishing film festival, Fly Fest, a full report on the event can be read via my article on the Partridge website. To read in full, simply click here.
Happy New Year folks! As we move closer to the new trout season, why not get those fly boxes restocked with a great range of flies available from The Fly Shop? As a New Year’s gift, all orders placed up to January 31st will receive a 10% discount; simply use the coupon code happy2014 when you get to […]