run by Geoff Stephens and Paul Kenyon
We are qualified fly fishing instructors and Snowbee registered fishing guides
This video - and others on the website - show how we can help beginners and experienced anglers enjoy wonderful fly fishing on Dartmoor and in South Devon
"As a fishing guide myself I am well aware of the advantages of getting some local knowledge to kick start things and I was not in the least disappointed to have Geoff with me on my first forays. In fact without his assistance I doubt that I would have found the best parts of the river or been confident enough that I was using the right tactics. If you have yet to sample these streams, and I strongly suggest that you do, then you can contact Geoff or his partner Paul Kenyon. Fishing guides do it because we love to help other anglers get the most of their time on the water. Geoff definitely fits into that category."
We are often asked for advice on what flies to use on local rivers.
This is a perfectly understandable request. Even as guides we suffer agonies of uncertainty about what flies to take when we go on holiday to unfamiliar rivers.
To overcome this uncertaintly there is a Flybrary Fly Box for anglers visiting The Upper Yealm Fishery - Westcountry Angling Passport Beat 39.
Westcountry trout are generally not fussy eaters but sometimes the design of fly does matter.
Being able to recognize insects that live on stones on the bed of the rivers and stages in their life-cycle will give you confidence that you are using the right type of fly.
If you tie your own flies, you may also find it useful to get hold of a copy of Peter Gathercole's book "The Fly Tying Bible".
Here is a list of flies from Gathercole's book that we find useful on our local rivers
Another useful book is Max Fielding's "The Complete Fisherman's Fly".
Here is a list of flies from Fielding's book that we use on local rivers:
We are qualified fly fishing instructors and Snowbee registered instructors and fishing guides
Paul lives in Ivybridge on the southern edge of Dartmoor about 6 miles from the Upper Yealm Fishery. Paul devotes more time than is reasonable to his lifelong love of all things associated with fish, fishing and Dartmoor rivers.
Tel: 01752 893382
Geoff lives in Chagford half a mile from the river Teign and within easy distance of the Dartmoor lakes and streams. Geoff's favourite fishing is for brown trout in the wilds of Dartmoor.
Tel: 01647 433373
Mobile: 0774 986 7393
A Fly Fishing Devon Gift Voucher makes a great Christmas, birthday, surprise present or way to say "thank you" at any time of the year.
The Gift Voucher can be designed to cover the needs of beginners as well as more experienced anglers.
We provide all the equipment: rod, reel, line etc. for the recipient.
Please ask the recipient to 'phone or email Fly Fishing Devon to arrange a suitable date and location and tailor a session to meet the needs of the person receiving the Gift Voucher.
|GUIDING and INSTRUCTION ON RIVERS||HALF DAY (3 hours)||FULL DAY (6 hours)|
|INSTRUCTION ON STILLWATER||HALF DAY (3 hours)||FULL DAY (6 hours)|
|For each additional angler (maximum of 2)||£30 each||£50 each|
|VOUCHER||HALF DAY (3 hours)||FULL DAY (6 hours)|
Children under 12 do not require an Envoironment Agency rod licence.
A day's Environment Agency (EA) rod licence costs £6 for non-migratory trout.
EA licences can be purchased online , from any Post Office, or The Telesales Service on 0870 1662 662.