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Hello, my name is Philip Sheridan. I grew up in Yorkshire where I live today. I have loved the outdoors all my life. I seem to have, as my parents would attest, a great affinity for the watery realms. Springs, streams, rivers, lakes and the ocean, given the opportunity it doesn't take me long to immerse myself in those wonderful worlds.

Philip Sheridan - Yorkshire Fly Fishing Guide
Image by Brian Smith

I hitchhiked around the world when I left school at 18. On my return I worked for two decades as a therapist, team leader and manager supporting children and families in Leeds. I now work at the University of Leeds as a facilitator, mentor and tutor with medical students. When not working I love nothing better than to go down to one of my favourite rivers to angle for wild brown trout and grayling.
 
From 2014 to 2016 I took on the Training Officer role for Salmon and Trout Conservation (Yorkshire Branch) where I planned, coordinated and ran a series of fly fishing workshops. As part of my passion for the natural world I took on the role of Riverfly Coordinator for the middle to upper reaches of the River Aire. 

I looked after a group of riverfly monitors equally passionate about the conservation of our river habitats. Alas, I stepped down from the role in December 2016 due to work committments. I still do my bit by sampling invertebrates on my local urban river – the River Worth in Keighley, West Yorkshire. You can find out more about the important role of riverfly monitoring for looking after our rivers and streams at the Riverfly Partnership

Recently Emerged Mayfly. Image by Philip Sheridan
Recently Hatched Mayfly

I am a licensed Game Angling Coach with the Angling Trust. I carry comprehensive professional and public liability insurance, am DBS checked, maintain my safe guarding children training and I'm a certified first aider too.

You can visit my personal site to find out more about my other roles and creative work.

I look forward to seeing you on the river.
Telephone or WhatsApp me on: 07528 959091
Email me at my Gmail account: philipsheridanflyfishing