Fly fishing for beginners

Fly fishing for beginners

As a beginner you will be amazed how much professional tuition will help you. You can book a full day, half day or a gift voucher for a loved one.


What you will learn:

  • Explanation of fishing tackle – Rods, reels, line AFTM ratings
  • Tackle set up, fly fishing knots and leaders
  • Floating / sinking line types and situations
  • Dry fly, wet fly, nymphs & lures
  • Overhead cast & roll cast
  • Shooting line
  • False Casting
  • Different types of retrieves, nymphs & dry fly. Figure of eight, Buzzer, Rolly Polly
  • Side cast & reverse or backhand overhead and roll cast
  • Water craft and finding the fish

Whether you are interested in stalking wild brown trout on a tiny moorland stream or fishing for huge rainbows on a commercial still water our beginners fly fishing tuition will help you on your way. We will tailor the day to be either a river or still water tuition. You will learn loads on a beginners day and you never know, you might even catch your first trout on the fly!


Whether you catch or not you will have had an exhilarating day and you will have learnt an awful lot about fly fishing in one day! Hopefully you will leave the water thinking only about when you will be going fishing again.  We use a number of different locations in the Derbyshire and Peak District area. We will liaise with you and we will go to which ever water is fishing best at that time and which water suits your location.


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

Video – A day on the river

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