I spot her from atop a bridge, mouth white and gills flaring as she feeds on ascending Heptagenids. Every once in a while she rises, targeting one of the hundreds of thousands of midge trapped in the surface film above her position. This is my world. Thirty something minutes getting into position, baby steps so […]
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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Cheryl Ross, 27/12/2011 (Fly Casting Tuition)
We thought [the casting lesson] was great! Gareth explained everything clearly and answered all questions in a way we could understand. I have never held a fly rod before and now I can't wait to get out there. I will be calling Gareth for my first day trip experience!
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.
Paul Cremin, 15/06/2010 (Guided Fishing Trip / Fly Casting Tuition)
I have booked a number of guided days as well as a casting lesson with Gareth and have had amazing times. Until my time with Gareth I had never caught a fish in my life.
The skills and techniques that I learned whilst on the water were invaluable to the improvement of my fishing skills; his knowledge of casting techniques, of the local fishing spots, tackle, and flies was excellent. A great day out for both adults and kids alike, is great exercise, and extremely interesting.
I would recommend Gareth to anyone.
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.
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!
A first for me and, as a certain someone keeps banging on about the magical properties of this pattern (Mr Walsh), I thought I’d relent and finally give one a go. No doubt he’s smirking to himself right now… In preparation for this pattern (and regarding the front partridge hackle), I understand some prefer the […]
I’m a huge supporter of the Monnow Rivers Association and, as such, I’ve entered an auction lot into this year’s MRA Auction. All proceeds will go to the conservation of these wonderful waters and a huge range of projects, one of the largest being the eradication of Himalayan Balsam. This monumental task has already been […]