Hi there, welcome to Andy Buckley Angling Services!
ABAS provides angling instruction and tuition from its base in South Derbyshire, England. Blessed with a plethora of waterways and fish species, this idyllic and easilly accessible part of the UK has long held an important place in the hearts of UK anglers dating way back to the fifteenth century and the time of Isaak Walton and Charles Cotton. They wrote extensively about the beauty of the waters around what is now the Peak District National Park. While the rest of the world may have changed immeasurably since the first pressing of the Compleat Angler, the quality of the fishing opportunities here remains. Only 30 minutes from Birmingham, 60 from Manchester or 90 from London, Derbyshire really is an angling paradise just down the road.
Rivers like the Wye, Dove and Derwent have long been revered by game anglers for their fly fishing opportunities and fly fishers travel from all over the UK and beyond to experience these Peak District jewels with the Andy Buckley Angling Service. Less well known are the multitude of carrier brooks and headwaters streams which criss cross around the world’s oldest national park – rivers like the Churnet, Manifold and Hamps. The quality of the trout and grayling fishing here truly is first class. The ABAS is a Derbyshire Fishing Guide company dedicated to providing an experienced and attentive fly guide service on a broad range of diverse river systems all over the midlands and beyond. Ensuring that your visit to this glorious area of the UK is one you will remember and that you have a lot of fun during your stay here is out number one priority. The quality of the trout and grayling fishing here truly is first class.
What is less known is that this area of the UK also offers some of the finest lure angling opportunities available in the country. As a central hub for the industrial revolution, South Derbyshire and Staffordshire is home to hundreds of miles of canal which contain great numbers of Perch, Pike and Zander. Modern light lure fishing techniques have opened up a new ways of fishing for these predators and the ABAS is proud to offer guided lure fishing instruction using these new techniques. Whether you’ve read about this new style of spinning and would like to try it out or you’re looking at expanding your knowledge of dropshot, LRF, jigging or many other lure fishing style ABAS can help you get more out of your angling.
The ABAS is unashamedly all about wild fish and based upon sustainability and preserving and enhancing the natural resources at our disposal. We don’t fish stocked lakes or commercial fisheries – ABAS prides itself in guiding anglers to the ultimate challenge – fooling wild creatures and releasing them back to nature in the hope that they will grow on, and that maybe our paths may cross again. ABAS is 100% catch and release.
Come with us on an angling adventure in one of the most historic, most accesible and most beautiful parts of England!