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Andy Grey Fly Fishing

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Q -  I have never fly fished before  
 
A-   No problem, our days cater for anglers of all abilities - including complete novices.
Q -  What do I need to bring with me?  
 
A-   All fishing tackle, flies, waders and fishing permits* are included in the cost of the day.
         We reccomend that you wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear, obviously this is dependant on the                  time of year and the weather on the day of the booking but a waterproof jacket is always a good idea when              fishing in England.
         Unless you have booked a packed lunch option then please bring any refreshments that you require for the
         day.
 
*With the exception of an Enviromental Agency Rod License which you are required by law to hold to fish any waters in England and Wales.
This can be bought HERE You only need the 'Non-migratory trout and coarse' license
Q -  River or Stillwater?
 
A-   Your choice of a river or still water venue for your day will be dependant on a number of factors.
         These include your previous fishing experience, what skills you are looking to learn over the day or maybe
         you simply want to fish one over the other. 
         Still waters are generally more suited to beginners and larger groups however don't discount                                            booking a day on a river if you are a complete novice.
         We can discuss your choice of venue in more detail during the booking process.
         Find more information on some of our venues HERE.
Q -  How long is the day?
 
A-   A full-day is 8 hours with a 45 min break for lunch and typically starts at 9.00am
         A half-day is 4 hours typically starting at either 9.00am or 1.00pm
       
        We are however flexible about start/finish times and can move these forward or backwards to suit your                   travel plans or holiday schedule.
Q -  Can I keep what I catch?
 
A-   Most still water trout fisheries operate a catch-and-keep policy, meaning that you can take your catch home
         with you. We can advise on how to clean your fish and even suggest some suitable recepies.
 
        Rivers are almost exclusivly catch-and-release.
Q -  What can I expect from my days fishing?
 
A-    Your day starts by being met by your guide at the fishery or pick-up point. We will then spend a little bit of
          time talking about what you would like to take away from the day and any techniques and knowledge you                 particularly want to focus on.
          For experienced anglers we will probably get on the water and start fishing straight away, for novices and                 improvers we  start the day by exploring and explaining the diffrent flies and tackle we use before moving                 on to learning how to cast a fly. Then we go fishing!
          It's our aim to provide you with an enjoyable and memorable fishing trip and our days are structured around           your requirments and move at the pace you are comfortable with
             
 
Q -  What locations do we guide and instruct at?
 
A-   We have access to a variety of pictaresque Cotswold rivers and still waters. Our main still water venues are either Salford Trout Lakes near Chipping Norton or Lechlade and Bushyleaze Trout fishery near Lechlade.
Cotswold River bookings can be taken on the rivers Coln, Windrush, Thames, Stour, Evenlode while Chalk Stream bookings can be taken on the Test, Itchen, Lambourne and Kennet.
We can discuss which venue is most suitable for you during the booking process.
Find more information on some of our venues HERE.
Q -  What follow-up can I expect from my day?
 
A-   We are always happy to answer any questions you may have about fishing tackle purchases, fishing venues              and tactics and tips following your day with us.  Just send us an email or give us a call and we will be happy to          help.
         We will also send you some photos of the day if you want.