Orvis Ambassador Marina Gibson -
Yorkshire, London, River Test, River Itchen, will travel
Guiding: A truly passionate angler who was lucky enough to spend much of her childhood chasing salmon, trout, and sea trout in the Scottish Highlands.Marina founded The Northern Fishing School is June 2019 and wants to introduce as many people to the sport as possible. Marina is a Fly Fishers International certified instructor and a 1st4sport Level 2 coach, a freelance writer, hosts trips worldwide and guides in the UK, mainly Atlantic salmon and trout species in lakes and rivers.
Stuart Crofts -
YORKSHIRE & PEAK DISTRICT
Guiding: Stuart is a long established Orvis-endorsed guide working in Derbyshire on the beautiful River Wye. Stuart is a specialist in aquatic entomology and match-the-hatch type fishing.
Ian Griffin -
Guiding: Ian Griffin is an APGAI (Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructor) & GAIC (Game Angling Instructor Certificate) in Single handed & GAIC Double handed casting techniques. Instructing & guiding for all levels of ability from the complete beginner to those who just need to sharpen up on a cast. Located on the border of Cheshire, Ian will tailor your session to your needs and at your pace on the stillwaters & rivers around the northwest. Ian runs residential courses throughout the year on the River Nith in Dumfries instructing/fishing and guiding for grayling, trout, sea trout, and salmon.
PHONE: 07760 884450/0161 487 1362
Bernie Maher -
Guiding: Beginner's friendly two-hour taster fly fishing sessions, with all equipment supplied; through Guided Trout and Grayling days, on the beautiful Lakes and Rivers in Derbyshire, and the Midlands. Owner of Press Manor Trout near Chesterfield, Derbyshire; he is a Guide on The Derbyshire Wye and Derwent near Bakewell, and local Reservoirs. Bernie Has passed examinations with AAPGAI, FFF, and APGAI for Trout and Salmon instruction, and Fly-Fishes for the England team in competitions.
PHONE: 07976 306073
Rob Waddington -
Guiding: Award Winning Fly Fishing Adventures on Rutland Water. Fun & Friendly coaching courses, guiding and fishing trips for individuals, couples, families, groups and corporate team events. Lakeside Guest Accommodation available on the water’s edge. Beautiful Rutland Water, just off the A1 is possibly the finest and largest Stillwater fly fishing lake in the UK, famed for its large grown on trout. We specialise in any level, complete beginners to more experienced anglers. Rob also arranges fantasy trout and salmon fishing trips in the UK, Russia and Canada. Fully qualified in single and double handed fly casting.
PHONE: 01572 722422/07711 182853
Steve Yeomans -
Midlands & Staffordshire
Guiding: Fly fishing tuition for trout at Orvis Loynton and the Cotswolds. Guided river fishing in the Cotswolds and Derbyshire Peak District. Stalking trout on rivers and lakes. FFF instructor providing fly fishing tuition for trout in the Midlands. Specializing in Guided river fishing on Derbyshire's famous River Wye.
PHONE: 07901 744869
Toby Coe -
Guiding: A regular contributor to fly fishing magazines in the UK and overseas, Toby provides guiding in the South-West of the UK, predominantly for wild brown trout on the streams and lakes of Devon. Hosted trips abroad for a wide range of species, both freshwater and saltwater.
PHONE: 07403 328132
Martin Cottis -
Chew Valley & Wales
Guiding: Martin Cottis is a fully qualified fly fishing guide at Chew Valley and Blagdon lakes in Somerset. Martin specialises in top of the water dry fly and nymph fishing for trout from the boat as well as fly fishing for pike.
PHONE: 01179 140157/07747 843548
Paul Haldenwang -
South of England
Guiding: Based in Chichester harbour on the south coast, I specialise in European seabass. I’m a certified IGFA captain and guide, and operate a 23ft purpose built skiff that we use for drift fishing and reaching sand and shingle islands to wade for seabass on the fly. Individual tuition, group bookings and corporate days available.
PHONE: 07515 738100
Brett O'Connor -
Guiding: AAPGAI Master casting instructor in both double and single handed techniques. Based in Berkshire in the River Lambourn. Experienced in fly fishing for a variety of fresh and saltwater foreign species. Guiding available: River Lambourn Chalk-stream for wild brown trout and grayling.
PHONE: 07939 575767
CLARK COLMAN -
Clark is a Single Hand Advanced instructor and subcommittee member with the Association of Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructors. Based near Harrogate in North Yorkshire, he specialises in techniques for trout, sea trout, coarse and saltwater species, and is one of only a handful of AAPGAI instructors worldwide to have been fast-tracked straight to the association's Advanced-level assessments. Clark was the award-winning Fishing Specialist at the Orvis Harrogate store from 2015 to 2018 and has appeared regularly in the national game angling press. He is currently a feature writer for Today's FlyFisher magazine.
MARK TICKNER -
Based in West Oxfordshire, I'm a qualified Game Angling Coach and an Associate Member of GAIA, the Game Angling Instructors' Association and I am also fully qualified to coach children. I’m a member of the Cotswolds Fly Fishers (CFF) and an endorsed coach for CFF. I have access to some great locations in Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, river and lakes, including the River Windrush and the River Coln. In addition to coaching and guiding, my wife and I also manage the Lockinge Fishery Lakes located just outside of Wantage in Oxfordshire. This is the perfect place to fish, with nine interconnected lakes set in picturesque parkland that offers the ideal setting for a peaceful days fishing.
PHONE: 07703 575409/ 07973 422127
E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Born and raised in Cornwall, Michael settled in Winchester, Hampshire when he left the army and was soon back on the coast hunting bass and mullet on the fly.
Michael is a Licensed Angling Coach and has been a guide for the Orvis Beginners’ Saltwater Weekend, the Orvis Saltwater Fly-Fishing Festival, and the UK Saltwater Fly-Fishing Festival since their inception. Operating along the Hampshire and Sussex coast, he runs guided sessions for groups and individuals to introduce them to shore based Saltwater Fly-Fishing.
As a committee member of the BASS Anglers’ Sportfishing Society (BASS), he is committed to helping to restore the bass stocks depleted by many years of overfishing.
PHONE: 07753 303830
Martin Cottis -
Wales & Chew Valley
Guiding: Martin Cottis is a fully qualified fly-fishing guide at Chew Valley and Blagdon lakes in Somerset. Martin specialises in top of the water dry fly and nymph fishing for trout from the boat as well as fly fishing for pike.
PHONE: 01179 140157/07747 843548
Lee Watts -
Guiding: I am a holder of the AAPGAI Advanced Single Handed Rod certificate and a FFF-certified instructor. Whether you are an absolute beginner wanting to learn to fly fish or learn to fly cast, or the experienced fly fisher wanting to learn new fly-casting and fly-fishing techniques, I am a friendly professional fly-casting and fly-fishing instructor who can tailor a lesson to your particular needs, whether that be trout, grayling, sewin, or saltwater fly fishing. I can guide you on the Usk, Wye, Irfon, Neath, Taff, etc, or the high-quality small and large stillwaters in the area. Regular courses and gift vouchers are available.
PHONE: 01639 700 561/07866 504 534
STEWART YATES -
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS, Scotland
Guiding: Stewart is a full time fly fishing guide in the stunningly beautiful and remote Northwest Highlands of Scotland. Born and raised in this angler's paradise, Stewart has over four decades of fishing experience and is also a UKCC Level 2 Fly Fishing Coach and qualified Mountain Guide. Equally happy to guide the well-seasoned angler onto a specimen "Trout of a Lifetime" or enthusiastically have fun as a young family's coach for a half-day session, Stewart's extensive knowledge of his local surroundings also greatly enhances the experience of all his clients. A wide range of options are available - small streams, Trout lochs (lakes) by boat or shore, Salmon, Sea Trout, adventurous coastal saltwater fly fishing and even multi-day wilderness Fly Fishing Safaris. Please book well in advance if at all possible.
PHONE: 078762 36462/01571 844094
Stewart Collingswood -
Guiding: Stewart has been an Orvis-endorsed guide for 16 years and 45 years experience fishing throughout Scotland for multi species. Based near Edinburgh in North Berwick. His company deliver salmon, trout, grayling, pike, saltwater - trips in Borders, Lothians, Perthshire, Highlands, Western Isles and Shetland. Stewart’s knowledge of Scotland is extensive in all regions, and trips can be arranged for experts or beginners. As well as a huge choice of venues and rivers, days can include cooked riverside lunches and photography using Nikon full frame DSLRs and prime lenses. Alba carry a huge stocks of Orvis rods, single and double hand, as well as Orvis Breathable waders in all sizes and boots with tungsten studs. 20 new auto inflate life vests in 2021. SGAIC and AAPGAI guides and most guides hold RYA power boat qualifications.
PHONE: 07734 810706/01875 814747
USA TOLL FREE:1-800-972-0408
Alberto Laidlaw -
Guiding: Extensive knowledge of fishing the rivers of Scotland for trout and grayling, especially on the rivers Tay, Tummel, Clyde, and Tweed. His skills also extend to guiding on the lochs of Scotland, especially Lochs Lomond, Awe, Venacher, Katrine, Leven, and the Lake of Menteith.
- APGAI (Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructor) for trout, sea trout, and grayling fishing
- APGAI fly-dressing instructor
- GAIC (Game Angling Instructors Certificate) for salmon fishing and casting
PHONE: 07778 526959
Kevin Muir -
Guiding: Fly fishing in rivers and lochs for wild brown trout in Grampian, Angus, and Perthshire. I grew up fishing the wild waters of the north west Highlands for brown trout. I specialise in wild trout from rivers and lochs. Traditional and modern loch tactics for wild trout from float tube and boat.
PHONE: 01561 362888
Robert Love -
Guiding: Robert has exclusive access to 6km of private estate trout and salmon fishing on the famous River Boyne, 5km of private estate trout and pike fishing on the Rye Water and also guides on his home stretch of the River Liffey. All of the fishing takes place within easy reach of Dublin city centre. Robert regularly guides for individual anglers, family and corporate groups with all levels of experience catered for in a relaxed and friendly environment.
PHONE: +353 (0)87 1947811
Rok Lustrik -
Guiding and teaching: Rok Lustrik is a enthusiastic fly fisherman and fly tier from childhood. Combined love of fly fishing with travel and created Lustrik fly fishing guide service in Slovenia and other parts of the world.
Pioneered fly fishing for Marble trout and Hucho.
Preferred species: Marble trout, Hucho, Taimen, Brown trout, Grayling, Rainbow, Tarpon, GT.
Ralf Hoppe -
Guiding and teaching: Ralf Hoppe is a FFI certified casting instructor based on the Schwarze Regen and Weisse Regen Rivers in Bavaria. Fly fishing for Brown and Rainbow Trout, Grayling as well as big Huchen in the winter.
PHONE: 0049 172 5818959
Markus Kunter -
Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Guiding and teaching: Markus Kunter is a fly-fishing instructor who is certified by the European Fly Fishing Association (EFFA). He lives in south Germany, close to the borders of Austria and Switzerland, where he guides and teaches all levels of fly fishing and fly tying. His school is located on a private freshwater river, where he instructs students year-round. With over 30 years of fly-fishing experience, Marcus also enjoys traveling and exploring new places. One of his favorite destinations is Brazil, and some of his favorite fish are rainbow trout, brown trout, barbs, and grayling.
PHONE: 0049 751 29597581
MOBILE: 0049 176 40755891
Sebastian Bremm -
Austria & Vienna
Guiding: Trout, char, grayling, small streams, alpine rivers - with all equipment supplied
Casting Instructor - Individual Guiding - Fly School Managing director Klejch Flyfishing & Outdoor since 1963.
Claudio Carrara -
Italy: the Mid /South
Guiding: Trout, grayling, bass, carp, small stream, and spring creek.
25+ years as Orvis Dealer
Riccardo Carrara -
Italy: the North
Guiding: Marble Trout, Graylings, big rivers, tributaries from the Alps, and lake fishing.
25+ years as Orvis Dealer
Luca Castellani -
Italy: the Mid and South
Guiding: Trout, grayling, bass, pike, carp, small stream, and spring creek.
Fly tier Expert
Massimo Clini -
Italy: the North and Sardinia
Guiding: Fish for trout, pike, bass, carp. Specialising Saltwater fishing.
Master Fly Tier
Orvis Shop of Italy Consultant
Arnold Gufler -
North Italy: South Tyrol
Guiding and teaching: Mountain rivers, creeks and lakes, trout, grayling, pike, with all equipment supplied.
Certified EFFA Fly Casting Instructor
Certified EFFA Fly Fishing Guide
PHONE: 0039 349 569 6099
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