Rupert, 12, wasted no time getting to grips with fly fishing, landing this 2.2 pounder on his second ever cast!!

July 21


"thank you so much for Cole's lesson , he is so pleased .... I don’t think I’ve heard him happier since his last day at school .... and thank you for making it a good morning for him " 

Jill Cooper, March 21

In 2020 Zane came to me to learn fly casting so that he could catch a sea fish on the fly when he returned to Western Australia, watch the video and see how excited he gets when it happens, starts 3 minutes in!! 024 Zane a Pom in Aus, Fishing Gnaraloo Bay - YouTube


"My Dad and Myself have Just come back from a full days fishing tuition with Martin, what a fantastic experience. Martin is not only very knowledgeable and experienced he is also very easy going, it was like learning from an old friend you’d known for years.
After losing 2 fish Martin looked more gutted than us, and when I hooked into the 3rd Martin who was on the other side of the lake looking after my dad ran round and after I had managed to play this one into the reeds he did everything but jump into the water to make sure I landed this one which I did.
So thanks again Martin for making it such an enjoyable day. " 

Shane and John Collins, April 21

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What a first fish, a 4lb 8oz Rainbow trout, which went on to feed the family at Easter!

'I had two lessons with Martin.
I really enjoyed both, he has an easy way of instruction.
I always think teaching old blokes must be the hardest of tasks. He fed me information and taught me skills effortlessly..
I highly recommend him.

Steve Leadbitter.  March 2021


Another cracking first fish, no wonder Matt was smiling with this 4lb beauty!

"Martin is an excellent instructor. I was a complete beginner and now feel I can go fly fishing myself. I have already been recommending his lessons to others."    

Matt Glew.  December 2020


"We had a fabulous first fly fishing lesson with Martin! He was really patient, knowledgeable and methodical with the teaching and demonstration parts of the lesson. We were pleasantly surprised to be actually fishing within about 30 minutes. The lesson continued with a nice balance of teaching demos and fishing. We covered a lot of material and finished the session confidently  fly fishing and catching trout as Martin had promised!"    

Mike Munroe.  December 2019


"Had a lesson with Martin at Chequertree and caught 3 fish. The lesson was great and got me from not having a clue how to cast a fly rod to false casting and shooting line. Martin also allowed me to use his equipment after the lesson so I could keep fishing till it got dark and he kept checking up on me and helping me after the lesson.  If you are thinking of trying fly fishing I would recommed talking to Martin."

Daniel Forbes.  December 2019

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"We had a lovely time and really enjoyed ourselves, too. Your method of instruction was relaxed, patient and clear, which goes a long way towards making the lesson enjoyable - especially as a nervous beginner!"

Kirsty Chattie.  November 2019