Still water fly fishing lessons in Derbyshire

Our still water lessons take place either at Barlow Trout Fishery, Ladybower Fisheries or the Upper Derwent Valley reservoirs. We cater for complete novices up to experienced anglers.

You fly fishing lessons will be tailored to suit your experience and objectives. Common benefits of fly fishing lessons are:

  • Cast distances effortlessly.
  • Learn to select the right tackle for the conditions
  • Understand leader set up
  • Learn how to catch more fish.
  • Improved presentation (turnover)
  • Learn new casts like single & double haul and roll cast.
  • Learn what flies to select and when.
  • Learn different fishing techniques like nymph and dry fly.

Peaks Fly Fishing are one of the leading fly fishing schools in the UK. We provide high quality fly fishing lessons that are exhilarating and fun underpinned with the technical learning required to help people learn the art of fly fishing.

Our game angling coaches, headed by David Johnson are all highly experienced, qualified & insured. We are committed to excellence and continued professional development and strive to deliver the most fun, engaging and educational fly fishing lessons in some of the most beautiful & exclusive locations in the UK.

We are a UK Limited Company with years of experience delivering game angling coaching, as well as the manufacture and retail of fishing tackle and flies.

You fly fishing lesson can take place at any of our locations in and around the Peak District:

Private River - Darley Dale, Derbyshire, DE4 2EQ

Nestling on the edge of the Peak District in Derbyshire, just a few miles downstream of the Chatsworth House, our private beat of river Derwent near Darley Dale is available for all our clients to learn the art of river fly fishing.

Wild Fly Fishing - The Upper Derwent Valley, Derbyshire, S33 0AX

Get away from it all learning the art of wild fishing in the truly spectacular surroundings of the Upper Derwent Valley on Howden & Derwent reservoirs (approx 600 acres). We have exclusive access to coach on these waters. With no roads, shops or sometimes even people nearby the silence can be deafening, only interrupted by the occasional bird of prey whistling overhead or the distinctive call of the grouse on the moorland edges.

Ladybower Fisheries - Nr. Bamford, Derbyshire, S33 0AX

Learn the art of fly fishing at one of the finest waters in the UK. Ladybower is set in the heart of breathtaking scenery of the Peak District near the villages of Hope and Hathersage.

You will learn the techniques for catching the Rainbows and Wild Brown Trout that frequent this water. You can even take a rainbow trout for your tea if you catch one!

Barlow Trout Fishery - Nr. Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 7TJ

The beautiful village of Barlow lies in a valley skirting the edge of the Peak District National park. The fishery has four beautiful trout lakes stocked with Rainbow and Brown Trout wildlife is abundant especially the grass snakes which are a common sight in the hotter months

Google reviews
"Thank you very much for such an enjoyable day yesterday. Catching a fish was a bonus" - Nick 2014
"Hi Dave Just to let you know I had my first days fishing yesterday on a local small water and what a great day I had, caught 8 and missed a further 3, all down to your great tuition, many thanks" - John 2014
"David, Thanks so much for today, I have learnt more today than all my other days" - Simon 2014
" Now I am back in the office I have the opportunity to belatedly thank you for my initial fly fishing experience last Saturday! I really enjoyed the day and your instruction, wise words and patience with a total beginner" - Nigel 2014
"Just to say thank you for a great day today. We were lucky with the weather and also managed to catch something. Thank you for all the advise and help with my questions. I now have confidence to go ahead and try a venue near my home. Once again thank you for a great day. " - Gordon 2014
"Thank you for very much for the wonderful introduction to fly fishing. I thoroughly enjoyed the casting in the River Derwent on Friday and could not have asked for a better location or glorious weather. Your instruction and patience were excellent and I will not hesitate in referring you to friends and visiting again myself before too long." - Paula 2013
"Just wanted to thank you once again for a wonderful day yesterday, your tuition, and all the information you shared with us.We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and we envy you your proximity to the river" - Ailsa 2013
"This is just a note to thank you for your excellent and very professional tuition on Monday but more than that. We got on well and I enjoyed your company. I shall be working hard at my casting (and striking, if I get the chance!)" - Robert 2013
"Just a few lines to say thank you for such a great day on Friday I had a wonderful experience and hopefully will be able to put into practise on a more regular basis the things you taught me." - Laurence 2013
"Many thanks for a brilliant time yesterday. I found the whole day exhilarating and it has really rekindled my interest in fly fishing." - Karl 2013


Standard Lessons (take place with 1 other angler)

Half day For 1 Person - £115 £98
Full day for 1 person - £175 £169

For more advanced anglers, 1-2-1 tuition is availble for an extra cost.


Half day for two people - £199 £179
Full day for two people - £299 £249

For larger groups please contact us for a price. Our prices include your fishing permit and all the tackle hire for the day including waders.

Whether you are a complete novice or you have been fly fishing for a while, fly fishing lessons will help you improve all areas of your fishing from casting to water craft. Whether it's just one day to put you on the right track or weekly lessons to improve your skills over a period of time we can help.

If you are interested in fly fishing lessons in Sheffield, South Yorkshire or Derbyshire then please contact us to discuss your requirements. If you are interested in your child having fly fishing lessons please get in touch. David is CRB checked to work with children and has undertaken child protection training through the Angling Development Board. If you wish to get copies of his CRB or child protection policy these are available upon request.

Fly fishing lessons will be tailored to match you ability and learning styles. We are qualified coaches and it's our job to help you improve!

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