Hailing from the base of the beautiful and picturesque Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park in South Wales, Gareth Lewis is an ex-fly fishing guide, author and contributor to various fly fishing publications, fly dresser and member of the Fulling Milling Pro Team, as well as a current professionally qualified game angling instructor and member of the Game Angling Instructors’ Association,

Gareth’s fishing is firmly rooted in the small stream tributaries and larger free-stone waters of South Wales, UK, and he calls the River Usk his home river. However, he will fish wherever trout are found in running water; likewise, Gareth’s fly dressing matches suit.

Introduced to fly fishing by his father when he was ten years old, Gareth caught the fly-tying bug a few months later. In the thirty-plus years that have followed, Gareth has passionately guided and taught fly fishing and continues to demonstrate fly dressing at a range of international shows (British Fly Fair International, Irish Fly Fair, Fly Fest, Welsh Fly Fair, North Wales Country Fair, etc.), as well as supporting numerous Fly Dresser’s Guild and fishing club events. Gareth is also a passionate writer and author and writes/contributes to several international publications (which have included Fly Culture Magazine, Fly Fishing & Fly Tying, Trout & Salmon, etc.)

Gareth is also the Secretary of the Gwent Angling Society, an environmentally focused angling club based in South-East Wales with fishing on the River Usk, River Wye, Afon Llynfi (Powys), Sirhowy, Monnow and Talybont Reservoir, and he is a huge advocate of habitat protection and river conservation.

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