Guided Days

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Craig is no stranger to large reservoir fishing. He has grown up on the banks of Rutland Water, and has fished the lake for over 38 years . It is often said you cannot beat local knowledge. Well, Craig has this in abundance, having fished the lake in all the weather conditions imaginable.

At the top of his sport, Craig is a known as a well accustomed competition angler, and has captained the former top competition team, The Seighford Sharks, whom became the first team ever to win  the UK’S two major fly fishing international team finals in the same year. As well as appearing on Sky’s TV’s popular Tight Lines fishing  programme several times, and the BBC's  "One Show", Craig was also a contributor to the former UK’S leading game angling magazine, Trout Fisherman. Craig also has 7 England caps to his name, representing his country at Loch Style fly fishing. 

With this combined knowledge of experience and ability, Craig offers all the credentials to any angler wanting to learn the best ways to approach larger waters, and the methods of angling needed to catch the fish.

If you are a beginner, simply keen to know more, or a more experienced angler wanting to get better, Craig will certainly help to get you there.

Buzzer/Nymph Fishing Days

Learn how to fish buzzers/nymphs – The best leader set ups, the best fly choices, choosing the correct places to fish, and most importantly the right line choice for that particular day.   Learn some top tips on the best ways to fish the buzzers & nymphs. A guided day in 2014 yielded 14 fish for approximately 50lb in weight at the UK’S premier trout fishery, Rutland Water! Craig was the top individual in the 2019 Spring Invitational Team Competition, held on Rutland Water, where he topped over 90 anglers, many of whom are dubbed some of the finest in the UK - All 24 fish taken on buzzers.

Full day 8.45am – 6.00pm £250.00 1 person, or £350.00 for two people. . This includes boat hire and Catch & Release tickets (1 Fish per person is permitted) Flies too.


A more general guided day, steered by the time of year and weather. This day can be tailored to anything specific part of fly fishing you want to improve. Dry fly fishing, fishing lures, water craft etc, you name it, we can do it. If you simply just want to experience a day, fishing alongside Craig, then this is the perfect option for you.

London based Gary, with a cracking 4lb Grafham Water rainbow.


FULL DAY 9.00AM - 6.00PM (If you wish to stay out longer, then we can do this) 1 person £250 0r  £350.00 for two anglers. This includes boat hire, and permits for the day.(It does not include a rod licence - these can be purchased at the fishing lodge)


Group/ Corporate days.

If you would like a group day, then please email/phone Craig to discuss costs/ date availability. Our guides whom assist us on these days, are all England International Anglers.

If you have any further questions about our guided days, then please email or call Craig on 07921335197