Who We Are

Alan Middleton is a fully qualified fly fishing instructor. He is a founder member of fishcoach.org which became the Angling development Board. He was awarded the Advanced Professional Game Angling Association qualification over 15 years ago, accepted as the highest instructor certificate in the UK. He is a passionate fisherman with over 50 years’ experience in salt water and freshwater angling. He hold current Child Protection and First Aid Certificates, CRB checked and fully insured.

Alan has spent the past five years restoring a stretch of the Sussex Ouse from a wilderness to a prime trout fishing stream. He spends his time guiding on the River Test, running schools for beginners and those used to fishing still-waters, but wishing to fish on rivers. He has demonstrated casting and flydressing at local and national shows and exhibitions. He is a member of the Angling Trust, the Wild Trout Trust , Salmon & Trout Association as well as being  a past Secretary and Chairman of the Flydressers Guild.

Tuition

Tuition can be tailored to your individual requirements, one to one, small groups (usually up to six). The sessions can be to your requirements, usually a minimum of a session of about an hour is a good start. If a small group or family wish to learn together then a two hour or half-day session would be preferable.

All fishing tackle can be provided or if you wish please bring your own with you, we can advise on the suitability of you equipment and what improvements may be of benefit to you. As we have no ties with any manufacturer we can offer independent advice, we do not receive commission from any producer, but can provide tackle at competitive prices if requested.

Location for your tuition is up to you; we have lakes and rivers available to us but if you prefer your local location then we are happy to oblige. For basic fly casting instruction water is not an essential requirement. We would be happy to accompany you to your local fishery and give instruction and advice whilst you are fishing.

If you are looking for a special day we can arrange a full day including BBQ lunch at a fishery near to you. Groups of up to 20 can be accommodated although prior notice would be necessary to reserve the fishery for large numbers. For further details please complete the contact form, or look at the price list page. 


Flies for Sale

I do not tie flies for stock and do intend to compete with the likes of Fulling Mill nor Fly Mail.

I tie flies for a discreet number of clients, tying in excess of 4000 each winter.

If you have a fly which you were given or acquired abroad and would like some more of them then I may be able to help you.

Let me have a picture of the fly with a brief description and I will tie them for you.

Prices range from £10 per dozen for simple nymphs and buzzers to £25 per dozen for hair wing salmon flies.

My minimum quantity is 1 dozen of any one pattern although you can have the pattern in different sizes.

Turn around can be up to three weeks as I need to fit the tying in with guiding and teaching, particularly in the Spring and Summer months.


Payment can be made by Paypal.


Fly Fishing - Tuition rates

The following are the packages I am most frequently asked for, if you require something different contact us and we will provide you with a costed package to meet your specific requirements.

Single session 

lasting approx 80 minutes for one person ........... £35.00

lasting approx 80 minutes for two pupils ............. £45.00

lasting approx 120 minutes for three pupils ........ £70.00

lasting approx 120 minutes for four pupils  .......... £90.00

Half day tuition .................................................................. £100.00

Full day tuition ................................................................. £160.00

Food can be arranged as required and at various price points to suit your requirements.

All excluding the cost of the venue which will need to be paid separately

Fly Dressing - Tuition rates

The following are the packages I am most frequently asked for, if you require something different contact us and we will provide you with a costed package to meet your specific requirements.

Single session 

lasting approx 80 minutes for one person ........... £30.00

lasting approx 80 minutes for two pupils ............. £40.00

lasting approx 120 minutes for three pupils ........ £70.00

lasting approx 120 minutes for four pupils  .......... £80.00

Half day tuition .................................................................. £90.00

Full day tuition ................................................................. £160.00

Food can be arranged as required and at various price points to suit your requirements.

All excluding the cost of materials and the venue which will need to be paid separately