07899 034728 (southern office) 01756 748378 (northern office)
Go Fly Fishing UK was formed in June 2002 by current joint proprietors Dave Martin and Steve Rhodes (fishing friends for nearly 30 years). Both are passionate Trout and Grayling fly fishers and both had long successful business careers before deciding in 2002 to become full time professional fly fishing guides and qualified fly fishing instructors and to run Go Fly Fishing UK.
Dave runs the business in the south of England and has himself guided over 900 client days on the chalkstream rivers, including well over 400 days on the River Test. Steve has always lived in Yorkshire and is based in a Yorkshire Dales fly fishers paradise. He runs the business in the north of England, Wales and Scotland.
Dave and Steve are both Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guides as are a number of our other excellent fly fishing guides. As well as Dave and Steve Go Fly Fishing UK has over twenty other excellent fly fishing guides based around the UK. All, as well as being highly experienced fly fishers, are also trained and qualified fly fishing instructors (see below if you are a guide/instructor and might be interested in joining the Go Fly Fishing UK team).
The two main services offerings of Go Fly Fishing UK are fly fishing lessons and guided fly fishing days.
Since its formation in 2002 Go Fly Fishing UK has become very successful and highly regarded within the UK fly fishing scene. As at winter 2012/3 we have now taken well over 4000 bookings and approaching 7000 people have fished with us. We have achieved almost 100% customer satisfaction and it is very rare for our clients to have fishless days with us. In its May 2011 edition 'The Field' magazine listed Go Fly Fishing UK as one of the Top 10 fly fishing schools in the UK and it highlighted that we provide fly 'fishing tuition at 100 venues across the country'.
Many thanks for making my clients day at the River Test such a memorable experience for them. They thoroughly enjoyed it. Your personal touch in terms of arranging everything made all the difference and your passion for the sport made it a unique experience. I hope that we will have the opportunity to work together again in the future.
Lisa-Jane Ryan, Events Manager, Aura - client British American Tobacco, River Test 21st October 2009
Just a quick line to thank you for today. Your knowledge and patience was very much appreciated and I had a fantastic time on the River Test. I will definitely be doing it again.
Ben Deane, Guildford - March 2010
I would just like to say that I thought that you were incredibly patient, extremely informative and an excellent tutor and I would have no hesitation to recommend you to any would be fly fisherman! The days tuition in the Yorkshire Dales was a Christmas present from my family and I can honestly say it was the best present I've ever had!
Neville Dodsworth, Skipton - April 2008
Thank you very much for a fantastic days fishing on the River Test. I look forward to fishing with you again soon.
Oliver Cox, London - January 2010
I thought I better let you know how much we both enjoyed our 3 days fishing with you in the Yorkshire Dales. To be honest, having spent time elsewhere with a different guide service we approached our visit to you with fairly low expectations. We were therefore delighted to be proved wrong.
Douglas & Robin Wise, Hertfordshire - August 2007
Just wanted to say thank you for giving Matthew such a fantastic day fly-fishing yesterday. It was everything he'd hoped it would be AND MORE! He and Stuart had such a fantastic time with you at the Frensham Trout Fishery.
Amanda Green, London - January 2008
Just a quick note to thank you for a superb day. On Monday morning (in London!) I found myself longing to be back on the Yorkshire River Ure - does this mean I'm hooked? - I'm guessing so.
Tim Cooke, Shrewsbury - October 2007
Go Fly Fishing UK is always on the look out for good new fly fishing guides and instructors to join our team. We prefer all our guides/instructors to hold a recognised fly fishing teaching qualification/accreditation, for example, AAPGAI, Level 2, GAIA or REFFIS. We also want our guides to be experienced, skilled and passionate fly fishers. It is also essential that you hold public liability insurance to teach/guide fishing.
If you’d like to join our team of guides please contact us. If you are based in central southern England, the south east, the south Midlands, the East Midlands, East Anglia or the Cotswolds then please contact Dave Martin on 07899 034728 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are based in the north of England, the north Midlands, the West Midlands, the South West, Wales or Scotland please contact Steve Rhodes on 01756 748378 or email email@example.com.
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