Ladies and gents, the Crickhowell & District Angling Society will be holding their annual Trout Fly Fishing Skills Day at Grangwryne Court Fishery, River Usk on June 14th 2015. The day will run from 10:00 – 16:00 and will consist of a large number of workshops revolving entomology, fly tying, single-handed fly casting, as well […]
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.
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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.
Rob Stimpson, 27/08/2012 (Guided Fishing Trip)
All in all it was a fantastic day and I really enjoyed myself! It was a beautiful stretch of river stuffed with fish, the equipment provided was top notch and Gareth is a great bloke who really put me ease. It was just like going fishing with an old mate and the hot cuppa’s courtesy of Gareth and his brew kit were a real luxury and a nice touch.
The tuition was first class and at a perfect pace to suit me perfectly. I learned a tremendous amount and my casting has improved no end. Now that I am remembering to drop my elbow and watching my wrist, I am now casting like a pro! Well almost! I learned lots of new techniques which I can now apply to improve my fishing at home. This is exactly what I wanted from the day and achieved this on all counts.
Other than a little less rain I can’t think of any way to improve the day. Gareth was happy to start a bit earlier at my request and finished much later than he should have, so I really got my money’s worth and I have no complaints whatsoever!
Thanks for a great day Gareth!
Roger Miles, 22/05/2012 (Fly Tying Demonstration)
I have been to quite a few of the evenings like the one that was held last night at the Hereford Fly Tying Club. Your one I will always remember, it was that good.
I must say that I found your approach wonderful. The whole room was captivated. A real skill you have there, and I know it has been brought about by hard work.
I said to the guy next to me "When he becomes famous, I will be proud to stand up and say, I knew him when he used to laugh at my jokes!"
Thank you for an inspiring night, and great artistry.
Gary Scofield, 14/05/2011 (Guided Fishing Trip)
Thank you for a fantastic day on Saturday. I learnt more in an hour with you than in my previous three annual trips trying to figure things out for myself.
On arriving at the Ithon the next morning, instead of the usual ‘what am I supposed to do with this?’ reaction, I actually thought ‘right then, I can do this, let’s catch some fish!’
Thanks again - your patience and determination in the face of a tough situation is a rare skill.
Confidence is high.
Jeff Linacre, 21/06/2011 (Fly Tying Services)
Hi Gareth, Just got my flies. Absolutely thrilled with them, astounding craftsmanship, they make my existing fly collection look very amateur! I'm not even sure I want to put them near water! Thank you so much for the fantastic service!
Last month I posted a short write-up on the David Collins Grannom Emerger and, as such, I’m pleased to announce the full article is now featured in this week’s Partridge of Redditch Fly Friday #53 blog. Enjoy caddis fans!
A great event coming up with the Wye & Usk Foundation, and in conjunction with the Lugg and Arrow Fisheries Association, on May 17th 2015! I’ll be providing a number of demos regarding the fishing of small streams, the tactics needed, the flies, outfits, and more. It’s gonna be a fun one! For more information […]
Due to a cancellation, the following dates are now available for guided trips. If you’re interested in experiencing a new water or enhancing your skills, simply get in touch. (more…)
I love this time of year (and caddis)! Instead of the usual generic nymphs of winter, we finally get to target specific invertebrates, and one of the first is…yup…a caddis pattern; the Grannom. The first major hatch of the trout season, we see these invertebrates breaking surface and swirling in clouds around mid-April. 2014 was a […]