The Total Fly Fishing Company offer a range of fly
fishing opportunities both in the UK and overseas
including South Uist, Cuba, Wales, New Zealand, Norway,
Isle of Harris, and Scotland. Chalk Stream fly fishing
opportunities are also offered throughout the south
of England. With exceptional business partners, we
can arrange exceptional fly fishing world wide.
STOCK TROUT FISHERY
We are delighted to be
able to offer clients, family parties or groups up
to eight rods, tailor-made trout fishing and casting
instruction at Wood Stock Trout Fishery at Mere, Dorset.
Fishing instruction can also be arranged after casting
lessons at our Fonthill casting platforms.
Wood Stock is a delightful small fishery set in picturesque
countryside on the outskirts of Mere. It is stocked
with brown and rainbow trout between 2
and 20 lbs. In addition to whole
days outlined below, casting/fishing instruction may
be taken by the hour providing the client purchases
a two or four fish ticket which cost £25 and
£45 respectively. Exclusive use of the lake
can be arranged with a 5-6 weeks booking notice. This
is an ideal novices venue.
Outline Group Itinerary
0930 Meet and greet at the fishery. Introduction to
the day, safety brief, issue of fishing tackle, introduction
to fishing tackle and fishing techniques. Casting
demonstration followed by tuition and fishing.
1pm – Lunch followed by fly tying demonstration
and introduction to entomology if desired.
2pm – 5pm – further tuition and fishing.
Cost of Tuition Package
£190 single rod, or £125 per rod for two
rods and over, to include provision of fishing tackle,
tuition and £45 4 fish fishing ticket. Shared
parent child rod permitted. Exclusive lake use/group
pricing on application. Barbecue lunch can be arranged
for group bookings.
Unguided fishing can be arranged by booking rods direct
with the fishery.
Tel: 017823 442 882
SALMON AND TROUT FISHING
Throughout the season
You are invited to spoil yourself, your family or
friends and come to relax at the exceptional luxurious
Alladale Wilderness Lodge & Reserve on the upper
reaches of the River Carron, Inverness-shire. Fishing
Lodges also available. Telephone David for current
River & loch trout fishing
Professional fly casting instruction
Gym, sauna, wellness centre
Clay pigeon shooting
Full board for up to 14 guests (minimum 6). This exceptional
highland estate of some 26,000 acres, offers you total
peace, tranquility and privacy yet is only one hour’s
drive from Inverness. Your stay will include full
board, (the house has an outstanding chef), all drinks
(less wine), exclusive use of the lodge & facilities
for your party, casting & fishing tuition with
David and clay pigeon shooting.
GOLDEN GROVE FISHERY
UK SEA-TROUT FISHING
Dates and prices on application
The Abercothi and Golden Grove Fishery is widely regarded
as containing the best section of sea-trout fishing
on the river. This prolific sea-trout river has an
enviable reputation throughout the angling world for
the quality of its fishing.
It has previously been described as the ‘Best
in Britain’ , and in recent years
has produced over 700 sewen for the season illustrating
the quality of this river.
The fishing is divided into three 5 x rod beats which
operate a daily rotational system.
The estate offers a recently refurbished self catering
Farmhouse and/ or Annexe, situated in the centre of
the fishery, only yards from the river.
In addition, all visiting guests may use the magnificent
new rod room adjacent to the farm complex.
If booked up, other accommodation can be found nearby
Rods available on request May/June/July/August.
5 STAR RATED SPECIALIST
FLY FISHING LODGE
IN NEW ZEALAND
Throughout the season
River Lodge is
New Zealand’s only
5 star rated, specialist fly fishing lodge
It has access to a huge number and variety of streams
The Murchison / Nelson Lakes region of the South Island
has the best brown trout fishery in the world.
Guests are offered free use of Simms Gore Tex waders
(20 Simms Guide waders available), free use of Simms
Guide wading boots (40 pair of boots available –
size 5 > 14), free use of Sage rods & reels
(10 rods/reels outfits).
Luxurious, warm and inviting, this stylish, understated
accommodation is located right on the Owen River.
Stunning food combined with superb, understated service
It also offers free use of the facilities in/around
the lodge – including 4 mountain bikes, wireless
broadband internet, Jacuzzi/spa etc)
They have a great team of highly experienced local
UK CHALK STREAMS
Southern England is blessed
with some of the finest chalk stream fishing to be
found anywhere in the world. With adequate warning,
we can facilitate some of the finest beats on the
River Test, Upper and Lower Itchen, the River Anton,
River Piddle, River Wyly, River Kennet and the River
Nadder. You will receive personal fishing instruction
from our APGAI/GAIA qualified instructors, teaching
all aspects of chalk stream fly fishing and tactics.
In addition to guided chalk
stream fishing, we are delighted to offer our clients
a free advisory tackle service and the opportunity
to test certain items of tackle on our platforms at
Fonthill Lake. In particular, we shall hold some of
Hardy Greys outstanding
product for you to try. Do give
us a call if we can be of any help.
FOR CHALK STREAM FISHING in Wiltshire &
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||The Compass Inn
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||The Beckford Arms *
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||The Grosvenor Hotel
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||The White Lion
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||Botleigh Grange Hotel
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||Cools Farm B&B
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Denotes particularly recommended
Nos. 1-4 suitable overnight
accommodation when undertaking instruction at Fonthill
Nos. 5 & 6 when fishing the Anton or Test in the
No. 7 when fishing the Lower Itchen or Lower Test.
No. 8 when fishing the upper Itchen.
SALMON & SEA-TROUT
and prices on application
The quality of the loch salmon and sea trout fly fishing
is unsurpassed. There are seven freshwater systems,
including the fabled lochs of Voshimid, Scourst, Halladale,
Ulladale, Ladies, A’Ghlinne and Brunabhal. The
lochs are fished mainly from boats with two rods together
with a ghillie. When the water is high, the feeder
rivers fish well from the bank. There are five resident
ghillies to look after guests.
The salmon average 5 - 8lbs but increasingly fish
are regularly caught in the 15lb range, the heaviest
salmon from an Amhuinnsuidhe loch being 23lb. Sea
trout are also present in the 1lb-8lb range, the heaviest
recorded 11lbs. Best recent seasons have produced
well over 200 salmon and sea trout from 450-900 depending
The castle is extremely well appointed, with a glorious
dining room, sitting room, billiard room, drying room,
in fact everything any angler could wish for. Each
guest has his/her own luxurious bedroom with a private
The food provided by the Castle staff is truly first
class; typically, local produce such as lobster, scallops,
prawns, salmon, sea trout, venison and lamb.
Non-fishing guests are welcome in a party with many
activities available. In season exceptionally challenging
red deer stalking is available for those who wish
Prime time fishing is from the beginning of July –
end September. Parties of 10 rods can be accommodated
for a week’s fishing, also single and double
rods on request.
Amhuinnsuidhe Castle is situated in a stunning sea
side location on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides,
surrounded by 55,000 glorious acres of trust owned
land, mountains, glens, rivers and lochs.
SALTWATER FLYFISHING FOR:
Salt water fly-fishing in Cuba
We are pleased to announce that, in association with
the well established company Avalon Fishing and Dive
Centre, Jardines de la Reina, Cuba we can offer clients
outstanding saltwater fly fishing for bonefish, tarpon,
permit and many other species.
Jardines de la Reina is a major chain of islands off
Cuba’s South Eastern coast, with Avalon having
exclusive rights to all the flats fishing over 2,600
square miles – a vast offshore wilderness.
This area boasts some of the finest bone fishing in
the world with the average size 3 – 5 lbs with
many from 7 – 10lbs, fished from skiffs and
by wading. With hundreds of miles of flats to fish
there are areas where very few anglers have ever thrown
a fly! .
On good tides experienced anglers can often catch
10 – 15 bones in a couple of hours fishing.
The sunset hour, when it is often calm, schools of
tailing bones can be seen hundreds of yards away,
their golden tails glistening in the falling sun,
and what sport can be had then!
Tarpon are abundant and are to be found on the flats,
mangrove channels and rivers. The acrobatic “baby”
tarpon fish from 10-40lbs are found in the channels
provide great sport. On the flats the average tarpon
is 45-80lbs with specimen fish in the deep ocean channels
in the 120-130lbs class.
Permit are found in good numbers here and are the
ultimate prize for the salt-water angler. The largest
permit, 20-30lb plus, are found on flats that are
2-3 foot deep on a high tide, yet adjacent to deep
water with direct access where they feel safe, often
gliding on and off these flats to feed.
Most of these permit are found in singles, doubles
and triples providing good opportunities for a hook-up.
Last year one fly fisher landed and released permit
of 18, 25, and 40lbs - all in a week’s fishing!
Often smaller permit 12-18lbs are encountered, these
are easier to catch than the big boys but provide
marvellous sport. With good weather it is not unusual
to see several tailing permit in a day.
Mutton Snappers are everywhere here and are caught
regularly on the flats which is rarity elsewhere.
They are high powered fish that will pull with dogged
determination. Although wary on the flats if you can
cast to them without spooking them they take the fly
readily. They range in weight 3 – 8 lbs, but
fish of 15lbs are a distinct possibility.
Jack Crevalle and Horse Eye Jacks
Jacks are the same family and look similar to Permit.
They are wonderful game fish, and are abundant. It
is common to see a school of big jacks patrolling
the flats, eating everything in sight.
Many of these are 15-20lbs with some up to 30lbs!
They’re aggressive feeders on the flats and
easy to catch in relation to permit.
Cudas and Sharks
Big Cudas are plentiful most being 3-4ft long, they
take aggressively and few fish swim faster or jump
further than a big barracuda, giving exhilarating
Sharks range from 3 – 9ft in length they take
the fly readily and sport can be spectacular.
Many other fish are encountered such as cubera snappers,
groupers, kingfish, albacore wahoo and bonito. In
fact one group of anglers caught twenty five different
species of fish off the reef in one day!
Jardines de la Reina
La Tortuga - Luxury steel anchored 110ft
boat with 7 cabins. Each cabin has its own shower/hot
water, toilet and air conditioning and is based on
double occupancy. This is comfortable, spacious accommodation
for 14 anglers.
Halcon – 75 ft luxury air conditioned
yacht with six cabins, based on double occupancy.
There are three bathrooms/showers. Accommodates 8
La Reina – 69 ft luxury air conditioned
yacht with four double rooms, four bathrooms accommodating
8 anglers based on double occupancy.
Caballones – 75ft luxury air conditioned
yacht, with four double rooms, four bathrooms accommodating
8 anglers based on double occupancy.
Isla de la Juventud
Hotel Rancho – A comfortable air conditioned
3 star hotel with single rooms. Very friendly staff.
Perola – 75ft luxury air conditioned
yacht with ample accommodation. Ideal for 6 anglers.
WORLD CLASS WILD BROWN TROUT
IN SOME OF
NEW ZEALAND'S FINEST WATER
To experience fly fishing for wild brown trout in
New Zealand’s South Island is every serious
fly fisher’s ultimate dream. It has been described
as “the university of fly fishing for large
Run by owners Barry Jaggar and Ali, Western Rivers
Lodge has the deserved reputation of one of the finest
lodges in New Zealand. It is located at the remote
village of Springs Junction in the southern alpine
area, 2 hours’ drive from Christchurch. In this
unique area they have access to no less than 45 rivers
These wild, gin clear rivers offer a classic fly fishing
experience, sight casting to trophy wild brown trout.
The average trout here weighs 5lbs with many in the
6-8lb class and plenty over 10lbs!
Guests are accommodated in luxurious private chalets
with twin queen sized beds with en-suite bathrooms.
The verandas overlook the garden and have tremendous
views of the Maruia valley and the Victoria range
of mountains beyond.
All meals are taken in the main lodge which boasts
a comfortable lounge, bar and dining room.
Hosted by Barry and Ali the meals they produce are
exquisite, using the finest local produce, washed
down with superb New Zealand wine.
The fishing season on the South Island lasts from
October 1st to April 30th which covers spring, summer
October/November - The weather can be cool/changeable
but good for large numbers of fish, some dry fly action
and spectacular nymph fishing.
December - One of the best months to fish. Caddis
and Mayfly are hatching, with terrestrials appearing.
Good for both the nymph and dry fly.
January - Middle of summer, with insects hatching
all day. Cicada arrives, and the rivers are clear.
February - Rivers are gin clear and it is the prime
month for dry fly anglers.
March/April - Late summer. The first two weeks of
March similar to February. Later stonefly and caddis
nymphs are preferred.
PRICES AND DATES
The Beats of the Gaula Fly fishing Friends water are
situated on the middle Gaula and are recognised as
being some of the very best water on the mighty Gaula.
It comprises of 12 double rod rotational beats located
over some 7km of water. The river is renowned for
its large runs of salmon with an excellent chance
of the fish of a lifetime. During this period not
only will there be large salmon but also good runs
The Gaula is a powerful river and likewise the salmon,
fly rods should be 14-16ft for 10/11 lines. Chest
waders with felt soles, wading staffs and floatation
jackets/life savers are highly recommended.
In true Norwegian style anglers will be accommodated
in a comfortable farmhouse with good local food and
importantly with easy access to the river.
By prior arrangement.
From the UK, we suggest travelling with Norwegian
Air direct from Stansted to Trondheim – c 2hrs
15 minutes. Transfer time to your accommodation is
approximately 1 hr 20mins drive in you self drive