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Steve has been an avid flyfisher for more than 40 years catching his first Trout on fly in Ireland in 1968, his first trout ever came a few years earlier than that from the River Wharfe at Otley on a "Garden Olive", better known as a worm! He was fortunate in having a father who was a keen fly fisherman and was well taught at an early age.
Now running Go Fly Fishing UK in the north of England Steve spends around 150-180 days out teaching or guiding Go Fly Fishing UK clients on the superb rivers and stillwaters in the Yorkshire Dales. Located in Coniston Cold near Skipton means he is living on the job and therefore has up to date information on river conditions etc. His passion is for fast water upstream nymph fishing on the rivers and traditional short line Loch Style fishing from a boat on stillwaters. He is a fully qualified and licenced fly fishing instructor and an Orvis Endorsed fly fishing guide.
Steve has a relaxed but very successful way of teaching and has received many compliments from clients regarding his approach, he believes in getting the messages across to them in a light hearted but effective way. He runs the Orvis Yorkshire Stillwater Fly Fishing School at Coniston Hall lake and together with Stuart Crofts now runs their Yorkshire Rivers Fly Fishing School on the River Ure having taken this over from Oliver Edwards 5 years ago.
Steve has previously been featured in the Trout and Salmon magazine and has recently spent another three days fishing with Chris McCully on rivers in the Yorkshire Dales and Lancashire which will form the basis for another three of Chris’s articles to be published in future editions of Trout and Salmon.
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