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!
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.
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!
I currently coarse fish and always wanted to try fly fishing. I was recommended by a friend to Martin and promptly sent a message, the communication was easy and soon I had a training session arranged at my local fishery. It was an amazing days tuition from Martin who is very professional and knowledgeable about all aspects of fly fishing from the kit to casting techniques. The training given was easy to understand and helpful but not so easy to master but that's why i'm being taught and need to practice !!! I didn't have any of my own equipment which is not an issue as all was provided so there is no reason not to book a tuition with Martin if you ever wanted to try the sport. I will be booking more sessions to help me improve my techique and craft.
My and my son had a fantastic experience fishing - Martin was great all day long and we learned alot. Very nice venue and we both caught a couple of fish. Lots of fun - great outing for a couple of beginners like us. Highly recommended.