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Lakedown Trout Fishery treats me to a stunning view as I prepare for a lesson

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Brian and the first catch of 2022, which he promptly took to his local Indian restaurant who put it in the Tandoori oven for him!

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OMG!  Tom waited until the last cast of the day to bag this 6 pound Rainbow trout at Springhill.  The biggest fish a beginner has caught on one of my lessons.

December 2021

A few more faces from 2021

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"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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"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

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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

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"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

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"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