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What a fantastic two hours tuition I enjoyed with Barry. Having only minimal skills, experience and knowledge of fly fishing, Barry pointed me in the right direction. We covered basic casting techniques, overhead casting,  then Barry taught me to shoot the line out correctly and eventually I grasped the technique of the Roll cast. Throughout the lesson Barry was attentive and exceptionally comprehensive with his tuition. Now I feel I have a greater understanding of fly fishing in terms of theory and practice. I would highly recommend Barry as a tutor; he has a wealth of expertise and is very passionate in every aspect of fly fishing. I have already booked further lessons with Barry and look forward to getting out again


I cannot recommend Barry enough. I had never once went fishing prior to our lesson. We started with some casting on grass which I never heard of but was so helpful. When we began the real thing Barry’s words of advice gave me the confidence to cast longer than I would have. He has the patience of a Saint because I am no natural. I had a few tangle moments but was put right without hesitance. He did a few casts to see how the fish were behaving. He changed the fly for me and two casts later I had a nibble but my inexperience meant it got away. After some more helpful words of encouragement and three or four more casts I got another nibble. This one wasn’t getting away and with Barry on the net I bagged myself a beautiful brown trout. It wasn’t the biggest catch you will ever see but I couldn’t of been happier. Looking forward to my next trip north already. Thanks again Barry.


Had a very pleasant 5 hours tuition off Barry.  As a total beginner I found Barry to be very patient and knowledgeable keeping everything basic when needed.  The day was kept to my pace and felt at total ease, with Barry giving loads of hints and tips as we went along.  To top the day catching my first fly caught trout made it even more worthwhile.  Would highly recommend Barry to anyone beginner or experienced.


We had a great day - again. Thank you very much. It is gratifying to see Cosmo really enthusiastic about his fishing. That is thanks to your patient encouragement and tutoring. We raised our glasses to you as we enjoyed our lovely trout. Jenny cooked it this time and if anything it was better than the last time. Thanks for the list of equipment. We'll consider getting all that sorted before our return to Singapore. No doubt we'll be in touch as we progress with the fly tying. Have a great rest of the summer.  Hopefully see you next year!


Many thanks for the casting tuition session - we all enjoyed it tremendously. Having been out to put you teaching in to practice, we will no doubt be back for more.


Thanks again Gordon, Richard and Keith.

Barry is a real pleasure to be coached by. Great sense of humour and with the knowledge  and effortless casting skills that come from years of fishing and practice. So patient and always encouraging to keep going and getting better! After my time with Barry my casting improved so much I know this will lead to more enjoyable fishing time on the river.


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