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Seatrout and Salmon Fishing Courses

Sea Trout Fishing Course, Saturday 17-18 July and Sat-Sun 7-8 August 2004

So many people tell us that they find sea trout difficult to catch. When trout fishing, it is not uncommon for beginners to do as well, and sometimes better, than very experienced anglers. With sea-trout fishing, this is very rarely the case.
We don't claim it's easy - there are times when nothing will entice a sea trout to take a fly. But this is a branch of flyfishing where skill and knowledge, and particularly knowledge of sea-trout ways, their preferred lies, taking depths and other behaviour traits, make a world of difference. This course answers many of the questions that sea trout fishers have been asking for years – and it is held on the UK’s top sea trout river.
Day 1 (Tuition 1pm to 5pm plus night-fishing for sea trout)
• Meet your tutors at The Porth Hotel, Llandysul
• Light lunch at The Porth Hotel (cost included in the course fee)
• Illustrated talk on sea trout identification and behaviour.
• Casting demo and tuition (with video camera recording if you wish).
• Tea/coffee; discussion of casting problems and how to cure them.
• Tackling up and fly selection for sea trout
• Half-hour talk at the waterside on sea trout fishing techniques and tactics.
• Dusk onwards: 21/2 hours of personal tuition in sea trout fishing.
Day 2 (1pm to 5pm plus night-fishing for sea trout)
• Light lunch at The Porth Hotel (cost included in the course fee)
• Illustrated talk: flyfishing tactics for sea trout.
• Advanced casting demo and tuition: roll cast, Spey casts, double haul.
• Tea/coffee; analysis of your casting
• Fly tying demo: sea trout flies.
• On the river: locating sea trout lies.
• Half-hour talk at the waterside on river conditions and how they should influence your choice of sea trout flies.
• Dusk onwards: 21/2 hours of personal tuition in sea trout fishing
The two-day course costs £195 per person. Course fees are inclusive of course handbook and fishing permits. Tackle hire is available at £15 per outfit per day.
The Sea Trout courses are always very popular, and although we are putting on even more courses this year they always tend to fill up quickly. So if you are able to join us, please call Pat O’Reilly MBE or Sue Parker 01559 371879
Salmon Fishing Course, Sat-Sun 25-26 September 2004

Our salmon course is designed to help you learn about tackle, techniques and tactics for catching salmon on the fly. To ensure you enjoy your tuition we hold our courses in the autumn when there are most salmon about and you have a very good chance of catching the King of the River – and you will be fishing on the River Teifi, one of the very best salmon rivers in Wales.
Day 1 (Tuition 9-30am to 5-00pm)
• Illustrated talk on salmon identification and behaviour.
• Coffee; presentation on salmon fishing techniques
• Casting demo and tuition (with video camera recording if you wish!).
• Analysis of your casting.
• Tackling up and fly selection for salmon fishing.
• Light lunch at the hotel or packed lunch at the river (cost included in course fee)
• Casting tuition with single-handed and double-handed rods.
• On the river and fishing practice in floating-line tactics.
Day 2 (9-30am to 5-00pm)
• Ten minute drive to the River Teifi for salmon fishing, with tuition.
• Coffee; presentation on salmon habitats and how they affect fish behaviour
• Advanced casting demo: roll casts and Spey casts.
• Discussion of river conditions and how they should influence your choice of salmon flies.
• Light lunch at the hotel or packed lunch at the river (cost included in course fee)
• Tuition in roll and spey casts with floating and sinking lines.
• On the river: locating salmon lies in various water/weather conditions.
• Tuition in snake roll and other advanced casting techniques
• Salmon fishing practice: floating line and sunk line techniques and tactics
The two-day course costs £195 per person. Course fees are inclusive of coffee, lunches, course handbook and fishing permits. Tackle hire is available at £15 per outfit per day.
Because of our very full diary of autumn events, we are able to hold only one Salmon Course per year and it usually books up fairly quickly. So if you are able to join us, please call Pat O’Reilly MBE or Sue Parker 01559 371879


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