River Fly Fishing Lessons

River Fly Fishing Lessons

Your river fly fishing lesson will take place on a small private section of the beautiful river derwent near Darley Dale in Derbyshire with one of our expert instructors. We cater for complete beginners right up to more advanced anglers. Fly fishing lessons are tailored to meet your needs and objectives.


Your river fly fishing lessons will be tailored to suit your experience and objectives. Common areas we cover are:

  • River casting
  • Upstream dry fly
  • Nymph & Czech Nymph
  • Wet Fly fishing
  • River watercraft & fly selection
  • Understanding tacke set up
  • Life in the river
  • Wading Safety


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

Wading is required and we even supply you with a pair of chest waders and wading staff! Just let us know your shoe size before you come. All of our fly fishing lessons include all the tackle you will need. If you are looking to make your river fly fishing lesson into a bit of a break then there is lots of quality local accommodation available

Darley Dale is right on the edge of the Peak District and is set amongst beautiful countryside. Chatsworth House, Bakewell and Haddon Hall are all just a few miles away so there is plenty to so for a non-fishing guest. There are also some wonderful cosy country pubs nearby for a meal or drink after a day on the river. If you are looking for a wonderful fishing gift then you can order one of our fly fishing gift vouchers

You will be targeting Brown Trout and Grayling on this beautiful private beat of the River Derwent near Darley Dale in Derbyshire. Set amongst stunning scenery on the edge of the Peak District National park this private beat of river is owned by us and is only available to our clients

With abundant fly life including a lovely Mayfly hatch the river is perfect for learning the traditional art of upstream dry fly fishing as well as more modern techniques such as czech nymph. What is really wonderful about the river is because it is private you will have the river to yourself and are free to learn without the pressure of other anglers or feeling that you are being watched! River tuition is available from March through to October.

River fly fishing tuition is available to recipients of our fly fishing gift vouchers.

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