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northumberland fly fishing casting tuition instructor barry mitchell

About Me

Hello and welcome! Living in Morpeth, Northumberland, I am fortunate to be surrounded by rivers and stillwaters of the highest calibre. Having fished for over 45 years I have gained extensive knowledge of fishing for all species of game fish and take great pleasure in not only catching fish but also enjoying the beautiful countryside and abundance of wildlife available to those who fish these waters. Fly fishing is my passion, I gain immense pleasure in helping a newcomer catch their first fish, an event which can be a life changing experience for an angler.

As a fully qualified casting instructor with the Fly Fishers International (FFI) I have enjoyed and learned from the best casting instructors and guides from around the world.

I am also fully qualified by the Game Angling Instructors Association (GAIA). I am also fully insured, hold a current first aid certificate, DBS / CRB enhanced clearance and have recently completed a safeguarding children course.

I recently became a pro team member with Ballistic Fly Lines. Designed by Lee Davison, these lines have become firm favourites for casting instructors throughout the world not only for teaching, practice and assessment purposes but also to fish with! Some of the world’s best competition distance casters have recently broken records using Ballistic lines.


Lee is a professional casting instructor and guide based in Texas USA and is FFI qualified at both MCI and THCI; he has been a designer of fly lines for many years. He is the owner and founder of Snake River Outfitters LLC in the USA.


I have a selection of lines for clients to try and for sale. For further information please browse the


Please feel free to contact me for further details.

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Phone: 01670 512 281

Mobile: 0797 902 3301


So that I can provide you with an accurate quotation for your enquiry, please include as much information as possible in the contact form. I aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours.

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