Walthamstow Fly Fisher's Club
Fly Fishing courses run by Andy Hathaway on behalf of the Walthamstow Fly Fisher's Club and in association with Thames Water.
The introduction to fly fishing course at Walthamstow Reservoirs is a general introduction to fly fishing in general and to how to fish the reservoirs open to trout fishing with artificial flies at Walthamstow in particular.
The objective of the day is to enable newcomers to the sport to come back on their own and begin to fish. To achieve this we teach casting (without which you cannot fish) and all the variables necessary to setup and fish effectively – tackle choice, a casting style appropriate to stillwater bank fishing, knots, fly choice (including a fly tying demo) and retrieve styles.
More than this, we try to set attendees on the right path to really enjoy their journey by giving a skeleton approach to hang their future thinking and learning around. This can knock years off the learning curve.
The course is run by Andy Hathaway, a qualified and extremely experienced, even fanatical, game angler. He has a very simple view, that fishing is there to be enjoyed.
The course costs £50, for which you get:
- A days tuition and fishing
- The opportunity to buy a half price season ticket for the current year (saves £190)
- Tackle loan on the day (bring your own if you've got any)
- First years membership of Walthamstow Fly Fisher's Club
The WFFC is an important stakeholder at Walthamstow, representing the members interests to the various management bodies at the fishery, most notably Thames Water. There is an active social side with the opportunity to rub shoulders with experienced and knowledgable anglers, friendly competitions, useful charity work, regular newsletters, and free fly dressing classes.
Corona Virus Update
We are unable to schedule the next Start Fly Fishing course due to the government's rules on coaching groups.
Individual one-to-one lessons (casting or guided days, see booking page) are available while maintaining social distance and no shared surfaces.