Tuition & Guiding

Fly Fishing Tuition & Guiding

Draycote Water, Eyebrook Reservoir, Thornton Reservoir

Our tuition & guiding manager Tom Bird email, call 01788 812018 or 07834 581 423

Tuition & guiding at our 3 water`s Draycote, Eyebrook & Thornton is managed by Tom Bird & our team of fishery rangers/guides who work full time at our fisheries, when not working you will often find them out fishing on our waters. Tuition – Guiding Website                

Tuition & guiding is important to us, as the old saying goes: “You’re never too young or old to learn”   


Fly Casting tuition: £30 per hour

  • Never held a fly rod? Our 1 hour casting lessons with all tackle provided is the ideal starting point.
  • Need to gain that extra distance? Let us show you how to single & double haul.
  • Need a refresher? No problem.

 Fly Fishing Beginner Course £75.00

  • The ideal introduction into Stillwater fly fishing. The day aims to ensure that you will overcome most of the fundamental obstacles facing the novice angler.  By the end of the day, you should feel confident & competent enough to venture out on your own. The schedule is flexible but during the day we will cover the following topics:
  • The general approach to fishing reservoirs & smaller Stillwaters.
    • An introduction to our quarry, entomology & its links to fly choice.
    • Tackle choice
    • Assembly of rod, reel and line
    • Fly casting
    • Leader material and knots
    • Afternoon fishing session under guidance aiming to hook, play & successfully land your first trout

Boat Fishing Beginners Course £99.00

The ideal introduction into boat fishing, the day ensures you will bypass most of the obstacles facing the novice angler and at the end of the day you will be confident & competent enough to venture out in a boat. All rods, reels, and lines are provided for the day. During the day you will cover the following topics:

  • Tackle Choice -Line profiles and their usage – Leader material and knots
  • Assembly of rod, reel and line
  • Casting
  • Correct wearing of a life jacket
  • Fishing from a boat
  • Starting & safe running of petrol outboards
  • Boat handling
  • Safe anchoring & using a drogue
  • Cost £99.00
  • Any queries contact Instruction & Guiding manager on 01788 812018 or email

Guided Fly Fishing on Draycote, Eyebrook, Thornton: From £112.00 includes guide, boat & fishing permit

Guided sessions are ideal for the angler who can already cast but wants to learn how to fish the water or a particular style of fly fishing, from Dry Flies, buzzer & nymphing, fishing the bung to perfecting the use of fast sinking lines, improve your trout fishing knowledge.

Eyebrook we also offer guided sessions for the Pike

What can you expect?

  • A knowledgable guide who will spend his time guiding you the client, our guides won’t be fishing, they may pick up a rod to show you a particular technique but they are there to guide you their client, guiding you onto the trout
  • All our guides work full time at the fisheries, they will know the water better than anyone else!
  • Full range of tackle for the client to use
  • Comfortable boat seat
  • Cold & hot drinks, if the guided session is a full 8 hour they will provide lunch
  • Guiding on Draycote & Thornton for the trout
  • Guiding on Eyebrook for the trout & pike

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