Programme of events

There won’t be just stalls to browse during the weekend exhibition, we’ll be bringing a whole host of fly tying and casting demonstrations, talks on Lure Fishing and Talks on Fly Fishing and even some Saturday film showings. Keep an eye on this section as we shall update it when each event is confirmed. There will also be multiple competitions on-going during the weekend.

We will have the likes of Charles Jardine, Henry Gilby, Steve Thornton, Matt Boast and Ted Patlin who will be displaying their skills this October at the venue.

Fly Tyers

Charles Jardine
World renown in the industry of Fly Fishing not only as a fantastic tyer and caster but also as an author, painter and photographer. Holding many certificates and awards his greatest achievement to date is probably his Fishing 4 Schools programme that has now taken off internationally.
Dave Wiltshire
AAPGAI Fly fishing instructor. Member of the Partridge International / Marryat / Regal vice Proteam.
Alex Wilkie
Rupert Harvey
“I am a professional fly tyer from South Africa who now lives just out side Cork in Ireland . Tying for 20 years I am familiar with a large array of Fly pattern for Saltwater and large Freshwater predators.”
Stuart Foxall
“I’ve been fly tying and Fly Fishing for nearly 40 years now and am lucky to have fished in many of the U.K.’s rivers as well as Norway, Argentina, Alaska and British Columbia.”
Ted Patlen
Ted Patlen, the winner of seven fly-tying world championships, has demonstrated at fly-fishing conventions from the slopes of the Canadian Rockies to a 12th-century Italian villa; as well as on a dusty parking lot in Roscoe, New York.
Paul Slaney
Within an easy drive of my home in south east Wales, I’m able to fish for brown trout, sea trout, grayling and rainbows on a variety of rivers and lakes. Perhaps my happiest fishing memories though are those of summer evenings spent wading one of the many samll lakes of the nearby Brecon Beacons National Park.
Steve Thornton
Author, professional photographer, and a highly innovative Master fly tyer specialising in simplistic realistic flies.
Rick Varley
Ben Beckwith
From an early age, Ben showed interest in flies. Ben has since honed his skills and visited many shows and demonstrations. What he observed, he took back and practiced. He visited the Irish Fly Fair International in 2012, where he came 2nd in the junior fly tying competition.

Casting Demonstrators

Charles Jardine
World renown in the industry of Fly Fishing not only as a fantastic tyer and caster but also as an author, painter and photographer. Holding many certificates and awards his greatest achievement to date is probably his Fishing 4 Schools programme that has now taken off internationally.
Karl Humphries
My first introduction to fly fishing was in the late 60’s on the Isle of Man, fishing the small but productive River Sulby. Since those early days, I have demonstrated casting techniques all over the globe, even demonstrating to The Queen and Prince Philip.
Peter Tyjas
Pete Tyjas has been a full time fly fishing guide for 14 years and spends his days teaching and guiding on the River Taw in Devon. He specialises in small stream trout fishing but will chase anything with a fly rod.
Hywel Morgan
Hywel is the son of Welsh fishing guru Moc Morgan and perhaps unsurprisingly he was introduced to the pleasures of fishing at an exceptionally early age. Since then he has fished extensively throughout the UK, Europe, Australia and in the USA.
Jim Williams
Having previously run the Wiltshire Fly Fishing School full time for some 15 years, Jim is now the Brand Manager for VISION Fly Fishing in the UK & Ireland.
Tom Bell
Having grown up in the Udny Arms fishing hotel in Newburgh, Aberdeen, he has fished rivers, stillwaters and saltwaters at an international level for 35 years.
Ian Gordon
Although regarded as one of the world’s leading Salmon Fishing Guides, Ian is also recognised as one of the worlds top Casting Instructors. He begun fishing aged eight and has worked as a Ghillie/Guide and fishing Agent for 35 years.
Howard Croston
Howard won a team gold medal in the 2009 World Fly Fishing Championships and was placed 4th in the individual 2012 World Championships in Slovenia.

 

Talks: Lure Fishing

Matt Boast
Passionate lure angler in the UK and Europe enjoying fishing and exploring.
Consultant to Shimano, Pro staff for Lowrance, Rapala and VMC hooks.
Henry Gilbey
Henry lives in the UK and works full time as a globetrotting fishing photographer, writer, TV presenter and tackle consultant.
Andy Lush
Having visited Canada, North America, Ireland, Scotland, France, Holland and Spain you can be assured that when Andy offers an opinion or gives advice it’s coming from an experienced angler.
Jonny Stephenson
His Kayak Fishing interested began at the early age of 14 years old on a Scouts’ day out. 15 Years later, and he has landed more than fifty species of fish, on 4 different continents and a reputation that precedes him.
Dan Sissons
Paul Parnell
Danny Parkins
“I’ve fished since the age of 3 and pretty much only lure fished from then on. I really don’t care if its Pike, Chub, Perch, Bass, Pollack or Wrasse I just live to catch fish on lures.”
Gary Palmer
Sebastian Nowosiad

Talks: Fly Fishing

Pete McLeod
During the last 20 years he has fished extensively around the globe including Argentina, Belize, Christmas Island, Canada, Cuba, Hawaii, Mexico, Bahamas, Russia, Norway, Iceland, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Seychelles, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and more.
Charles Jardine
World renown in the industry of Fly Fishing not only as a fantastic tyer and caster but also as an author, painter and photographer. Holding many certificates and awards his greatest achievement to date is probably his Fishing 4 Schools programme that has now taken off internationally.
Alex Jardine
Son of the renown Fly Fisher and Wildlife artist Charles Jardine, he was brought up on a steady diet of Fly Fishing. He has extensive knowledge of fishing in the American West, East Coast USA, Canada, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Venezuela and New Zealand.
Martin Cottis
Martin Cottis started fishing Chew in 1977 and is now a highly experienced, fully-qualified fly-fishing guide and instructor working mainly at Chew Valley and Blagdon Lakes.
Ted Patlen
Ted Patlen, the winner of seven fly-tying world championships, has demonstrated at fly-fishing conventions from the slopes of the Canadian Rockies to a 12th-century Italian villa; as well as on a dusty parking lot in Roscoe, New York.
Stuart Foxall
“I’ve been fly tying and Fly Fishing for nearly 40 years now and am lucky to have fished in many of the U.K.’s rivers as well as Norway, Argentina, Alaska and British Columbia.”
Austin Goldsmith
“Fishing has been my core profession since 2005. It all started in a spare bedroom when I first launched uksaltwaterflies.com This journey has taken me all around the globe, rod in hand. I have fished in Cuba, Seychelles, Costa Rica, Australia, Venezuela, Mexico, Baja, Andaman islands, Canada, USA., Ireland, Chanel Island”
Dave Wiltshire
AAPGAI Fly fishing instructor. Member of the Partridge International / Marryat / Regal vice Proteam. .
Steve Thornton
Author, professional photographer, and a highly innovative Master fly tyer specialising in simplistic realistic flies.