Headwaters

If fly fishing on small and wild streams is your thing then let ABAS take you on an adventure in to the heart of the Peak District National Park. With extensive knowledge of the upper reaches of the Dove as well as tributaries such as the Lathkill, Bradford and Manifold, the visiting angler has a huge breadth of options when it comes to exploring these small, crystal clear headwaters.

 

 

 

Using a mixture of dry fly techniques and a number of different ways to present a nymph, you will be surprised by the size of the wild brown trout resident in these tiny streams. The fishing here is amongst some of the most challenging and rewarding one could imagine and learning to catch fish from these wild and untouched waters really is a great experience.

 

 

 

For the exploratory angler looking for a day far from the madding crowd, the tiny tributaries of the Peak District can be the perfect anathema from real life. Be prepared for plenty of walking, some technical presentations and the possibility of some really great fishing.

 

 

 

Please contact me directly to enquire about the many opportunities to fish these stunning streams.

ABAS offers three different guided fly fishing experiences:

“Grayling & Grub” Winter Special Offer – just £150 for 2 Anglers: This special offer will keep you and a friend fishing through the frosty months! Five hours guided fishing, plus a break for a cooked steak lunch with a bottle of red wine! Andy provides all the kit, you just need waders and willing! The Kelly Kettle will be boiling regularly and Andy will be guiding each pair of anglers fully throughout the session, fishing for wild Grayling on the prestigious River Dove. Perfect for those who have never fished a river before, and a fantastic Christmas gift for the avid anglers in your life – contact Andy and book now as dates are filling up fast!

Full Day Trips: The full day trip is without doubt the best way to experience wild fly fishing in Derbyshire. Starting at a time of your choosing, these trips give you the opportunity to sample many different styles and techniques over the course of eight hours of angling. With lunch and refreshments provided and free transfers to and from either Lichfield or Burton on Trent train stations these days give the angler the ultimate opportunity to sample fantastic fly fishing in the heart of the UK. With each station being only 30 minutes from Birmingham, 60 from Manchester or 90 from London, a full day trip with ABAS makes accessing our area simple and cost effective. Please note day ticket costs my apply to some waters.

Half Day Trips: The half day trip is ideal for the angler who has less time on their hands or who may wish to focus on a particular technique. During the summer this may be sneaking out from work early and fishing the evening rise for brown trout until dark or maybe in the winter managing to get out at first light for a few hours to tempt some wild grayling. The half day is also ideal for younger ones who may not have the energy for a full day on the river. I supply refreshments and snacks for the half day trips but don’t offer a transfer as part of the package. This is something that can be arranged if needed. Please note day ticket costs may apply to some waters.

FLY FISHING PRICE LIST

TRIP TYPE SINGLE PERSON TWO PEOPLE
Full Day £200 £300
Half Day £130 £180