Fly Fishing Tuition In The Peak District

Your Lesson

For the beginner, fly fishing tuition will teach you the skills you need to get out there on your own and start catching fish. For the more experienced angler, fly fishing tuition will iron out any bad habits and improve your casting skills, you will learn new casts such as the single or double hall cast. Fly fishing tuition will also help you in finding the fish and selecting the right fly to catch them!

Fly fishing tuition is available for half day and full day sessions. We offer fly fishing tuition in Derbyshire, South Yorkshire and The Peak District.

Common Subjects

Areas we cover in fly fishing tuition:

Equipment & Set up

Fly fishing tuition will help you learn 2 or 3 simple knots that cater for virtually every scenario you will encounter. You will learn how to set up your rod, reel, line, backing, loops and leader. You need to know about sinking & floating lines and all of those in between. You will learn about which tackle is suitable for different situations such as brooks, rivers & reservoirs. You will have a chance to try different weights and actions of rods. We can also advise you on which tackle will be right for you before you part with your money.


If you can put a fly over a fish you have got a good chance of catching it! The problem is – finding the fish! Learning some basic watercraft skills will improve your catch rate and your enjoyment. On still waters – wind direction, depth, features, trees & vegetation all make a difference to where fish are holding. On rivers the currents, eddys, pools and riffles all factor in to your thinking. On reservoirs there are many mad made features that affect the location of fish. Even a basic knowledge will help you select the right fly which you can present at the right depth to where the fish are likely to be. This in itself could be the difference between catching and not catching!

Fly Casting

It’s so important to learn to cast correctly, it will save so much time, money and frustration! With just a days fly fishing tuition, you will be able to cast with a smooth easy action and get a decent line out over the water using a grip and stance that suits you. Once you have learnt the basics you can then practice on your own and develop your skills further, enjoying your time out fishing much more. You may have already mastered the overhead cast and roll cast and want to learn more advanced casts such as the single all double haul cast. Again, professional fly fishing tuition will put you on the right track quickly enabling you to develop these more advanced casting techniques in your own time – you can always pop back for a lesson or two if you need further help.


A client during a fly fishing lesson on our beat of private river.


A lovely brown trout caught during a lesson.


Another superb fish, note the interesting markings (lack of spots) compared to the fish above.

Your fly fishing casting lesson will be tailored to suit your experience and objectives. Common benefits of fly fishing casting lessons are:

  • Cast distances
  • Increase turnover and improve presentation
  • Learn new casts such as hauling, roll casting & slack line casts
  • Stop tangles & knots
  • Cover rising fish quickly
  • Catch more fish
  • Enjoy your time on the water more
  • Cast in tight spots and under trees

Peaks Fly Fishing are one of the leading fly fishing schools in the UK. We provide high quality fly fishing lessons that are exhilarating and fun underpinned with the technical learning required to help people learn the art of fly fishing.

Our game angling coaches, headed by David Johnson are all highly experienced, qualified & insured. We are committed to excellence and continued professional development and strive to deliver the most fun, engaging and educational fly fishing lessons in some of the most beautiful & exclusive locations in the UK.

We are a UK Limited Company with years of experience delivering game angling coaching, as well as the manufacture and retail of fishing tackle and flies.

You fly fishing lesson can take place at any of our locations in and around the Peak District:

Private River – Darley Dale, Derbyshire, DE4 2EQ

Nestling on the edge of the Peak District in Derbyshire, just a few miles downstream of the Chatsworth House, our private beat of river Derwent near Darley Dale is available for all our clients to learn the art of river fly fishing.

Wild Fly Fishing – The Upper Derwent Valley, Derbyshire, S33 0AX

Get away from it all learning the art of wild fishing in the truly spectacular surroundings of the Upper Derwent Valley on Howden & Derwent reservoirs (approx 600 acres). We have exclusive access to coach on these waters. With no roads, shops or sometimes even people nearby the silence can be deafening, only interrupted by the occasional bird of prey whistling overhead or the distinctive call of the grouse on the moorland edges.

Ladybower Fisheries – Nr. Bamford, Derbyshire, S33 0AX

Learn the art of fly fishing at one of the finest waters in the UK. Ladybower is set in the heart of breathtaking scenery of the Peak District near the villages of Hope and Hathersage.

You will learn the techniques for catching the Rainbows and Wild Brown Trout that frequent this water. You can even take a rainbow trout for your tea if you catch one!

Barlow Trout Fishery – Nr. Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 7TJ

The beautiful village of Barlow lies in a valley skirting the edge of the Peak District National park. The fishery has four beautiful trout lakes stocked with Rainbow and Brown Trout wildlife is abundant especially the grass snakes which are a common sight in the hotter months

Standard Lessons (take place with 1 other angler on river and up to 2 on stillwater

Half day For 1 Person – £130 £98

Full day for 1 person – £199 £169


Half day for two people – £199 £179

Full day for two people – £338 £249

For larger groups please contact us for a price. Our prices include your fishing permit and all the tackle hire for the day including waders.


  • Access to private river where you can learn without distraction (river tuition)
  • All the tackle and equipment you need
  • The fishing permit for the day
  • A discount on further lessons to advance your skills
  • Unlimited phone and email advice

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