Learning to Fly Fish is a challenging and yet highly rewarding skill that lasts a life time
Albury Estate offers tuition at Albury and Syon Park and runs Teach In Days for Fly Fishing Beginners.
This page provides information on Fly Fishing tuition at Albury. To learn more about tuition opportunities at Syon Park visit the Syon Park Tuition Page.
Teach-In Days for Beginners:
Happening on selected months through the year, your next opportunity is on
- Saturday 15th September – Albury Park Lake GU5 9JB
- Friday 2nd November – Albury Park Lake GU5 9JB
These instruction events will divide into a morning and an afternoon session, each running for three hours. Book in for the morning session, running from 9am-Noon, or the afternoon session, running from 1pm til 4pm, price per head £48 includes instruction for the duration, a 1 fish ticket, tackle provision and rod licence waiver for the day. Maximum six persons per session.
Places can now be booked on line: Visit Teach In Page.
Each Teach In date was a sell out in 2017.
So far in 2018, we have staged TeachIn events on 3rd March, 17th March, 7th April, 28th April, 12th May, 9th June and 15th July.
If you have a group of friends who between you wish to organise your own bespoke TeachIn event, then please email Tony [email protected] with some suggested dates.
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As well as the tranquil fly fishing lakes in the Albury Estate other activities abound in the Surrey Hills. Our clear, pure water that feeds Weston Lake flows from the spring at Silent Pool, at the bottom of the North Downs that is now the home of Silent Pool Gin.
We have teamed up with our Silent Pool friends to offer a special combination event that we call Fin & Gin.
Enjoy a mornings fly fishing with expect instruction and all equipment provided followed by an afternoon tour of the Silent Pool Distillery.
General Fly Fishing Lessons
Whether you are a complete beginner, or a regular flyfisher looking to improve your technique, a lesson in flycasting is your passport to enriched enjoyment from the gentle pursuit of catching fish on the fly.
At Albury, rainbows and browns are the chief quarry, but, armed with requisite casting skills, you can take your fly fishing passion right across the world.
As well as the Fishery Manager at Albury Estate Fisheries, Tony Hern is the resident casting instructor at Albury. He learned to fish with a fly when he was 9, and has been instructing professionally in Fly Casting (and Fly Dressing) for over 35 years.
One or two lessons should be ample to put you on the road to piscatorial nirvana, by grasping how the tackle works, and more importantly, conducting your fly fishing in safety.
Don’t be fooled by people telling you that you need a whole course of lessons to master the art. says Tony.
The practice you put in after your lesson dictates your speed of improvement, but it is vital to be practising the correct techniques, which is where a lot of instruction fails!
There are some quite indifferent standards of casting on UK fisheries in general. A lesson in sound technique will quickly transform your skills and put you on the right road.
Tony holds the Salmon and Trout Association National Instructor’s Certifcate or ‘STANIC’, and is a member of the Game Anglers Instructor’s Association or ‘GAIA’.
GAIA set certain principles and a code of practice by which qualified instructors must operate. With this in mind, he holds certificates in Safe Practice in Safeguarding Children, First Aid and has also been checked by the DBS unit for game angling, operated by the Angling Trust.
In 2008, he completed the Level 2 award for a Certificate in Coaching Angling, or ‘L2CCA’. In June 2012, he became a Licensed Coach (No. 1085) through the Angling Trust.
Booking a Lesson:
Email Tony with your requirements letting him know what you would like to learn and when.
Lessons at Albury are conducted weekdays usually at 11am or 3pm, but according to availability, some weekends too. Summer evenings are also something to consider? Please do book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Tackle can be supplied, but please bring along what you have already.
For junior anglers, there is sufficient musculature in the arm from around 10 years of age, so please do not expect too much before then!
If you would like a gift voucher to present for a special occasion, then please send us the appropriate details and we will do the rest.
General Fly Fishing Instruction Rates:
One Hour £48
For each additional person, please add £12
For a refresher session, Half an Hour for £30 may be all you need.
For an all day guiding experience including flycasting mechanics, tactics, knots, flies and fly dressing, £225
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