Gareth Lewis is a qualified Professional Game Angling Instructor, member of the Game Angling Instructors’ Association (GAIA) and a recommended guide of the Wye & Usk Foundation. Also an international fly tier, Gareth has represented Wales in a number of national events including the prestigious British Fly Fair International, and ties commercially for clients based in the UK and abroad in countries including the US, Australia, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, and more.
Hailing from the base of the beautiful and picturesque Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales, Gareth specialises in river fly fishing techniques for both wild trout and grayling, and provides guided fishing trips, fly casting tuition, and high quality fly tying services.
Whether you are taking your first steps into the wonderful world of fly fishing, are looking to brush up on your casting skills, or are interested in learning a few new fishing techniques, there will be something for you at Gareth Lewis Fly Fishing. As your experienced instructor and guide, Gareth’s main goal when teaching any student/client is to provide the very best, most professional and fun learning environment, as well as a great fishing experience! Whether the service be a casting lesson or a guided trip, or whether the product be a batch of flies, Gareth is committed to delivering high quality products and services, every time.
In order to provide this high level of service, Gareth strives to constantly develop his own technical and teaching skills in all aspects of fly fishing and fly tying through Continued Personal & Professional Development (CPPD). This CPPD training is also a requirement of every GAIA member.
Qualifications & Certifications
- Game Angling Instructors’ Certificate (GAIC: Single Handed)
- Full Liability Insurance – 3rd Party to £5,000,000
- Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate (CRB)
- Emergency First Aid Certificate
* All qualifications/certificates are available upon request.
Proud Member of:
- Game Angling Instructors’ Association (GAIA)
- Game Angling Instructors’ Association Committee & Management Team
- Game Angling Instructors’ Association Welsh Regional Representative
- Gwent Angling Society Management Team
- Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association Management Team
- Angling Trust
- Salmon & Trout Association
- Wild Trout Trust
Qualified To Teach:
- Generalities of fly casting and overhead casting principles
- Overhead cast
- Side-arm cast
- Parallel & tailing loops and principles
- Line management
- Accuracy casts
- Single & double hauls
- Distance casts
- Aerial mends
- Reach cast
- Belgian/Oval/Hans Gerberstroiter cast
- Change of direction casts
- Wiggle cast
- Pile cast
- Roll cast
- Roll cast pick-up
- Jump roll/Switch cast
- Single spey
- Double spey
Should you wish to get in touch regarding a guided trip, casting lesson, or my fly tying services, please don’t hesitate to contact me via the Contact page; I’d love to hear from you!
Wishing you all the very best and the tightest of lines,