I have been very fortunate to have always had a river close at hand. I grew up living in a water mill over a chalk stream in Norfolk where I learnt to fish for trout and sea trout from the back door, catching my first trout at three. I spent my first week fishing in Scotland at the age of 8 eventually catching my first salmon on the fly at 10. Since then I have spent at least a month a year for the last 34 plus years in pursuit of trout, sea trout and salmon fishing all over Scotland and the UK. For the past 18 years I have lived in Scotland, with my wife Clare our two boys Harry and Alfie. Both boys have caught their first salmon, Alfie at the age of 5 and Harry at 10.
Over the last 14 years I have guided and hosted all over Scotland and fished some amazing places. I am proud to be a guide/instructor for the Cancer and Pieces Trust days based at the Northern Fishing School. The Northern Fishing School based a Swinton in North Yorkshire is were I learnt to instruct and I still work for them.
My eldest son Harry has started to help me out in the Borders and is proving an observant teacher.
The Scottish Borders and North Northumberland offers some excitingly varied fly fishing, from small spate rivers to the famous Tweed to stunning lochs and lakes. We are thrilled to be able to be given the opportunity to take our guests to such a varied portfolio of beats, lochs and lakes. This gives us the opportunity to source the best location for you as close as we can to you, particularly for the shorter sessions.