Introduction To Fly Fishing Course

Introduction To Fly Fishing Course

Our introduction to fly fishing courses are ideal for complete novices or those who have had a go at fly fishing and require some coaching to improve their technique.

Fly fishing courses take place in Derbyshire at the beautiful Barlow Trout Fishery on the edge of the stunning Peak District National Park. Numbers are kept low (just 5 anglers per course) and all the tackle and fishing permits are included.

The introduction to fly fishing course will provide a solid grounding and introduce the basics to ensure that you progress using efficient and effective fly fishing techniques. You can book a course for yourself or buy a gift voucher for a loved one.

Course includes;

  • Tackle explanation & setup
  • Pick up and lay down cast
  • Shooting line
  • Basic fly selection & water craft
  • Retrieval techniques
  • Playing & Landing Fish
  • 1 Fish to take for the table
  • Your fishing permit
  • Unlimited after course email and phone advice
  • Discount off further lessons


The introduction course will cover the following

  • Understand tackle and AFTM ratings.
  • Learn to select the right tackle for the conditions
  • Overhead casting & shooting line
  • Fly types and chioces
  • Improved presentation (turnover)
  • How to practice to improve
  • Lots of fishing time!
  • Learn different fishing techniques like wet and dry fly.


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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