Fly-fishing tuition and lessons in South Yorkshire & Derbyshire Peak District...

Fly fishing coach and guide Peter Lax with a fine Derbyshire Peak District trout

My name is Peter Lax and I am a Professional Game Angling Instructor qualified at GAIC Level for Game Angling Techniques with a Single Handed Rod. I am also a UKCC Licensed Level 2 Game Angling Coach.

We are blessed in the Derbyshire Peak District and South Yorkshire area with some excellent river & stillwater fisheries. I can provide fly fishing lessons or guided trips on some of the very best wild & stocked, trout & grayling fishing on the Derbyshire River Derwent, Derbyshire River Wye, South Yorkshire River Don, Barlow Trout Lakes, and a number of other venues.

Young fly anglers learning how to cast

I offer a range of fly fishing tuition packages to cater for everyone, from total beginners who want to learn fly fishing and have never cast a fly before to guiding and casting sessions for more experienced anglers. Age & Gender are unimportant as the UK Rod Caught Salmon Record, set in 1922, is held by a lady & Fly Fishers never really grow up.

I have listed my qualifications to the right, and although I am proud of them, it isn't qualifications that keep me going back to the water. I have fished since I was 4 years old and it is still the almost child like pleasure of beautiful surroundings & the expectation of outwitting our fastest & most beautiful freshwater predators that takes me back.

A fine Derbyshire Derwent trout comes to the next on a guided trip

Fly Fishing started some 2000 years ago as a pastime & recreation. In its purest form it is rod, line, a fly & whatever else you can fit into a waistcoat pockets. It exists for the purpose of giving pleasure & fun rather than filling a larder. So if you would like to learn the art of deceiving a wild fish in its natural element & just enjoy yourself "Hunting With a Fishing Rod" then you & I will get along just fine.

Tight Lines!

Peter Lax

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My qualifications

  • Game Angling Instructors Certificate
  • Licensed Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Angling (Game)
  • Enhanced CRB Checked
  • Basic First Aid Certificate
  • Good Practice in Child Protection Certificate
  • Disability Inclusion Training
  • Angling in Schools (South Yorkshire) Coach
  • One of the Senior Coaches for the Salmon & Trout Association (South Yorks Branch) Junior Days and guide on Intro to River Fly Fishing Days

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