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.
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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.
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!
Rhys Davies, 09/06/2012 (Fly Casting Tuition)
I thoroughly enjoyed the lesson and it certainly provided me with a greater understanding of a few issues to improve upon and also confidence in my self taught skills.
The structure and pace of the lesson was great and Gareth’s manner certainly put me at ease thereby improving the learning element. I will certainly be looking to book another session to further improve my casting but to also learn a few new techniques.
I would recommend Gareth to anyone looking to improve or expand on their casting to benefit their fishing.
Robert Denny, 06/05/2012 (Fly Tying Services)
In the absence of any sensible chance of fishing the Monnow, Lloyd and I decamped to the Derbyshire Wye. We both fished your tying of the Greenwell/Adams variant, #16 and #18 almost exclusively. On the first day we caught 70 fish and on the second, harder day, 25 between us.
Every fly looked the business and floated perfectly, obviously proved attractive to the wild Browns and Rainbows and all were really durable – none needing to be replaced due to wear and tear, just angler incompetence.
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.
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 […]