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Guiding and Testimonials

“ We fish for pleasure;

I for Mine, you for yours.”

James Leisenring's Notebooks


I guide and offer tuition on river fly fishing when time allows. 

In my former role as the training officer for the Yorkshire Branch of Salmon and Trout Conservation UK I have offered river and stillwater fly fishing workshops. I've had the pleasure to work with some wonderful guides and instructors over the years such as Brian Towers, Stephen Cheetham, for example, and met many more super folk who participated. 

I have had the privilege to offer presentations at a number of local and national fly fishing clubs too which have always seemed to go down well.

If you would like a day out on the river please do get in touch. 

Call or WhatsApp – 07528 959091


“Many thanks for a great day it’s always a pleasure to be in your company and the instruction as a ever was first class.”   Michael F.  May 2015

River Fly Fishing Instruction - Yorkshire, UK.
River Fly Fishing Instruction
“I had a great day, and the other guys said the same afterwards. Many thanks to both you and Steve who made it a good learning curve.”  James O'B. September 2014

Tenkara Instruction on the River Wharfe
Tenkara Instruction
“I really enjoyed myself!  It was a lovely morning and catching the fish was the icing on the cake.  Thank you so much for your patience and support – will be checking the work diary for possible days off to get something in the diary to come fishing again before long.”  Rosie H. September 2014

“Many thanks for the time you spent with us yesterday. It was a very informative and enjoyable day giving a great introduction into a form of fishing I knew almost nothing about. It is certainly a very effective way of catching fish.”   Brian F. May 2014

Tenkara Tuition on the River Wharfe
Tenkara Tuition
“Your talk was very much enjoyed. We were impressed with your detailed knowledge of Tenkara and its very interesting history. There were plenty of questions and I noted you were very busy during the interval. Thanks for coming, it was a very enjoyable evening.”  - Paul S. Invicta Fly Fishing Club. 2014

“Hi Philip, just a line to thank you for all your work on Saturday ... I really feel very enthusiastic about Tenkara and I am determined to work on this style of fly fishing.”  - Peter P. 2013

 “Hello Phil, thank you for your patience and friendly informative introduction to Tenkara ... I found it interesting and I came away with a better understanding of the sport, you clearly displayed and explained a good back ground knowledge and how to get started.”  - Jeff W. 2013