photo of the Derwent

Flyfishing on the beautiful River Derwent in Yorkshire

I will regularly update this page to keep you informed of future events and courses.

As well as one-to-one coaching I also run a number of  Group Courses.
Scroll down this page to see course dates and venues.

Do you fancy buying your friend or partner something a little different for their Christmas or a Birthday present?

Why not treat him/her to a fly fishing lesson or a fly fishing course.

Vouchers are available for individual lessons or courses.  See the bottom of this page for further details.

Anyone over the age of 12 fishing in freshwater in England and Wales must have a valid rod licence.   However, for the complete beginner, and only for the duration of the coaching/course, it will not be necessary for you to purchase an Environment Agency Rod Licence as you will be covered under my licence.



Still Water Fly Fishing Courses at Thornton Lodge Farm, near Easingwold 

Fly Fishing Novice Courses  2019

Dates to be confirmed

Maximum 4 persons per course.  All equipment and Fly Fishing Information booklet supplied.   Just bring with you a Packed Lunch, sunglasses and a hat/cap

Course Start Time: 10am 

Course Cost: £60:00 per person 

Booking essential.  For information & booking, contact Jeff Metcalfe (See Contact page on this web site)


Fly fishing Tuition at Kilnsey Park in the Yorkshire Dales

Beginners Courses for 2019 - Adults

Course times are 09:30 until 16:00 unless shown otherwise.

March 29th - Friday               4 places available

April 12th - Friday                 4 places available

April 26th - Friday                 4 places available

May 10th - Friday                  4 places available

May 24th - Friday                  4 places available 

June 7th - Friday                    4 places available

June 21st - Friday                  4 places available

July 12th - Friday                   4 places available 

July 26th - Friday                   4 places available

August 9th - Friday                4 places available

August 23rd - Friday              4 places available 

August 30th - Friday              4 places available

September 13th - Friday         4 places available 

September 27th - Friday         4 places available 

October 11th - Friday             4 places available 

Beginners Courses for 2019 - Juniors

May 31st - Friday                   4 places available  

July 29th - Monday                4 places available

Course times are 09:30 until 14:00

Cost per Adult: £60:00.    Cost per Junior: £25:00 (Junior - age 16 or under)

Improvers Courses for 2019

May 20th - Monday               4 places available

July 8th - Monday                 4 places available

Course times are 09:30 until 14:00

Cost per person £50:00.     

To book on any of these courses please contact Stuart Marfitt, Fishery Manager at Kilnsey Park  on 07765688780 or e-mail Stuart at 



Fly Fishing Gift Vouchers

You can purchase a Fly Fishing Gift Voucher for any of my services - from an hours tuition to a full days fly fishing coaching. These vouchers make the perfect surprise gift and are totally flexible and are valid for 12 months.  You can book the date of the event when you purchase the voucher or you can leave that for the recipient to organise with me.  Contact me (see Contact Page ) for further details. 

You can now buy your Fly fishing Tackle on-line 
from Hooks & Tackle, York.