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Fly Fishing Devon is run by Geoff Stephens and Paul Kenyon who are qualified game angling coaches, experienced and enthusiastic teachers and anglers.
Geoff Stephens
Geoff lives in Chagford half a mile from the river Teign and within easy distance of the Dartmoor lakes and streams. Follow Geoff on Google+Geoff's G+ page
Geoff's favourite fishing is for brown trout on the wilds of Dartmoor.

Tim Rolston is an experienced South African fly fishing guide.  He had this to say about a day fishing on Dartmoor with Geoff:

"I was well looked after by Geoff Stephens of “Fly Fishing Devon". He recommended where I might stay, where I could get a permit and hiked me up hill and down dale in search of good water and better fishing. This is remote country and having Geoff there to guide me for the first outing was a huge plus, I can heartily recommend his services if you wish to explore these waters.

As a fishing guide myself I am well aware of the advantages of getting some local knowledge to kick start things and I wasn’t 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."

Tim Rolston visited Devon as manager for the South African team that took part in the 2014 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Competition. You can read more on his impression of Westcountry fly fishing here

Paul Kenyon Paul lives in Ivybridge which is about 10 miles east of Plymouth on the southern edge of Dartmoor.

Paul devotes more time than is reasonable to his lifelong love of all things associated with fish, fishing and Dartmoor rivers.

Before he retired Paul lectured in neuroscience and evolutionary psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Plymouth.

Paul now has time to explore his fascination with trout and rivers, and indulge in what he calls "internet-gardening": Growing some 'plants' from seed in the form of a series of articles on fly fishing. And tending his growing collection of exotic 'specimen plants' gathered from across the internet in the manner of an 18th century plant hunter.

The results of his labours can be seen in these social media:
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As well as guiding visiting anglers, Geoff and Paul also enjoy fishing togeter on Dartmoor on "a guides' Day Off"

Geoff and Paul are Snowbee registered guides and casting instructors and have the following qualifications:

  • A Game Angling Instructors Certificate (GAIC),
  • A Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Angling (L2CCA)

The Game Angling Instructors Certificate and the Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Angling are awarded after candidates have demonstrated their ability to instruct beginners and experienced game anglers of all ages and abilities. The examination tests the candidates ability to teach safe and effective casting techniques, their knowledge of the life cycles and behaviour of fish and insects. In addition qualified instructors can give objective advice on choosing suitable equipment, as well as guidance on appropriate tactics, angling safety and angling law.


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