Brand: Nick Hart Fly Fishing
An extended break or long weekend is the perfect way to rest and relax while enjoying a fascinating journey into the world of fly fishing.
- A 3 Day In Depth Introduction to Fly Fishing
- Learn all about, gear, casting, knots and entomology
- Both Stillwater & Rivers included in this action packed course
- Fishing for species including Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout & Grayling
- Ideal for individuals with a life long ambition to start fly fishing
- Quality equipment supplied for duration of the course
- Highly Experienced, fully qualified, fully insured instructor
- Hosted on a beautiful West Country venues
- Ideal for individuals who have no fishing experience but are very keen to take up Fly Fishing
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Do you know someone who wants to try out Fly Fishing? Nick Harts half day, one day, two day & 3 Day Fly Fishing Tuition Gift Vouchers offer a great way to try the sport for the first time. Guests learn how to set up the equipment and cast with a professional instructor. Then tie on a fly, find the fish and attempt to hook, play and land Trout .... after Trout .... after Trout! These action packed fly fishing courses are ideal for Novice anglers keen to learn how to cast a fly and start catching fish. All Nick Hart Fly Fishing services are tailored to individual requirements and tuition is available throughout the year including weekends / week days, on a variety of venues. Courses also represent terrific value considering that hourly tuition rates for full time professional instructors average from £35.00 to £45.00 across the U.K.
FAQ - 1 - Do guests need to be Experienced?
NO! Nick Hart Fly Fishing specialises in introducing Novices to fly fishing. In fact no experience often means that there are no engrained bad habits to solve. So if you know someone who has never tried any kind of fishing but always wanted to give it a go NHFF can help. Please call 01398 323008 to make further enquiries.
FAQ - 2 - Do guests need equipment?
NO! Nick Hart Fly Fishing provides high quality equipment by world famous manufacturers. Many novice anglers purchase equipment "blind" and often end up wasting their hard earned cash on unecessary items or poorly balanced outfits. NHFF is able to fit equipment to each individuals specific needs and advise on purchases to ensure when setting up for the first time that the best value for money is achieved.
FAQ - 3 - Where will Nick Hart Fly Fishing courses be hosted?
Nick Hart Fly Fishing is based in the beautiful West Country, nestling on the Devon & Somerset borders, just a stones throw from the Exmoor National Park. However depsite this glorious position the location is easily reached from J27 of the M5, little more than a 30 minute drive from this major motorway. Nick Hart Fly Fishing is positioned on a stunning lake, overlooking the River Exe, providing the perfect base for novice anglers to begin their journey into the world of fly fishing.
FAQ - 4 - What will guests learn during a Nick Hart Fly Fishing course?
There is notimetable of events, after all, trying fly fishing for the first time should be a fun, enjoyable experience far removed from the regimented constraints of a classroom. The NHFF policy is to provide tuition in a relaxed, informal environment with plenty of practical experience spent actually fishing. During these lively sessions the aim is to provide tuition in the following techniques although all courses are tailored to individual requirements. No matter how relaxed or serious guests are about learning; there is something for all!
- Setting Up Equipment
- Roll Cast & Overhead Casting (3 day course may also include Double Haul technique)
- Leader Set Up and Knots Advice
- Fish Diet & Matching with Relevant Flies - Basic Entomology
- Finding Fish & Selecting Relevant Tactics
- How to Hook, Play & Land Fish ( 2 day and 3 day courses may inlcude Lake & River venues)
- Water Safety
- Further Steps to Successful Fly Fishing
- After the Course - Telephone & Email Assistance.
FAQ - 5 - Do guests have to share their time with other people on the course?
Only friends and family. NHFF specialises in one to one, groups of friends or families and have done so for well over a decade. While competitors may offer cut price days for group tuition, experience shows that people booking these courses rarely achieve their aims. Occasionally Nick Hart Fly Fishing may host a group event but generally these are offered to anglers with experience. Enquiries regarding Stag Parties, Hen Parties, Retirement Events, Birthdays and Corporate Days are welcomed. Please phone 01398 323008 and ask for Nick or Sue who will be able to provide further information.
FAQ - 6 - When is the best time to visit?
Novice Courses are available throughout the year as there is no close season on small stillwater venues. However in the interests of comfort NHFF recommends that the best time to book courses is from early April through to late October.
FAQ - 7 - Is there accommodation nearby?
YES! Nick Hart Fly Fishing is close to a wide variety of hand picked accommodation. The list includes Country House Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, Self Catering Cottages & Camping. Guest favourites are the Three Acres Country House situated just 5 minutes from the shores of the lake. There are also some fantastic restaurants and gastro pubs in the area providing the perfect end to an exciting day of fishing. In particular we enjoy the delights of the award winning Woods restaurant, the pure class of the Tongdam Thai and the cosiness of the Bridge Inn at Dulverton. Please note that accommodation, meals, drinks and extended travel arrangements are NOT INCLUDED within Nick Hart Fly Fishing course fees. All inclusive packages are available by prior arrangement, please call 01398 323008 for further information.
FAQ - 8 - What activities are available for non anglers?
The West Country has much to offer outdoor people in general. Walking is high on the agenda of course (although we prefer a walk with a fishing rod!) with miles of incredible scenery to enjoy and well marked paths, many of which conclude at the doorstep of a decent pub! If walking is a litte sedate then why not take to Horse back for a traditional journey across Exmoor although Mountain Bikes are fast becoming the modern alternative. Water sports are also available including Kayaking and as we are situated a short distance from some of the best Surfing breaks in the UK, this is another option. In fact we know a good few surfers who love taking to the waves with a rod in search of Bass just as much as they love riding a board. Photography Courses are available, head to a local Spa or just kick back, relax and enjoy Exmoor in the company of a good book. Although not all venues are suitable, many non anglers join their fishing partners during courses or meet them for lunch. So, even if partners do not want to attend a fishing course we are pleased to be able to organise suitable activites for them to enjoy while their loved one enjoys their special day.
FAQ - 9 - Can transportation be arranged?
YES! Nick Hart Fly Fishing can organise ground transport providing both airport and train station pick ups/drop offs for an additional fee. The nearest train station is Tiverton Parkway and the nearest airports are Exeter and Bristol. International guests are advised to fly into Gatwick or Heathrow. If a non fishing partner needs a car we are fully insured to transport fishing guests in style using our top of the range Toyota Invincible 4x4 to local venues or provide pick ups from local accommodation. This service does not incur any additional fees.
FAQ - 10 - Can I purchase a course as a gift?
YES! Nick Hart Fly Fishings popular Gift Vouchers make a great present that can be treasured for years to come. Ideal for celebrating Birthdays, Christmas, Retirements and more! Vouchers are personalised, complete with a greetings card, full information pack/booking details and dispatched in plain envelopes to ensure surprises are not spoiled! Vouchers are valid for 2 years from the date of purchase and can be transferred for alternative Hart Flyshop services including guided fly fishing for Trout, Salmon, Pike, Bass, fly fishing courses and/or tackle. For more information regarding fly fishing vouchers please see our dedicated page here or call 01398 323008 and we will be happy to assist. Vouchers are a truly memorable present that may open the door to a lifelong interest!
MEET NICK HART
Nick Hart is the founder of Nick Hart Fly Fishing and owner of Hart Flyshop. He grew up on the shores of beautiful West Country streams and lakes, developing his skills fly fishing for Wild Brown Trout before moving into Rainbow Trout on both small stillwaters and large reservoirs. Upon leaving college Nick was coached by arguably one of the most famous fly fishermen in the world, Simon Gawesworth, before becoming a full time fly fishing instructor in his early twenties. Since those formative years Nick Hart Fly Fishing has become one of Europes best known Fly Fishing Schools hosting daily courses to thousands of individuals over the years. Nick prides himself on relaxed, informal tuition passed to guests in a practical format while enjoying the surrounding beauty of the West Country. Learning to fly fish should be a fun experience in Nicks eyes, suitable for people from all walks of life, keen to beat the stresses and strains of daily routine by emersing themselves in the wonderfully absorbing world of Fly Fishing.
Nick has an intimate knowledge of each venue and the surrounding area. He can help find you the right accommodation, set up transport arrangements and even book your restaurant for some post fishing R&R. Tackle is included whenever required, plus all relevant permits and licences are taken care of. It is my desire to ensure that guests learn new fly fishing skills in beautiful surroundings with none of the usual organisation that goes into a successful fly fishing holiday. Nick works in the fly fishing industry on a full time basis and is ready to help you develop your knowledge of equipment, fly casting, entomology, fly fishing tactics, fish finding ability and fly pattern selection. All guests need do is turn up and enjoy!
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