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For the very best UK Fly Fishing Guide, Fly Fishing Tuition and Fly Fishing Instruction...Welcome to the Durham Fly Fishing Company.... My name is Stuart Wardle, owner of the Durham Fly Fishing Company. Cumbria, Yorkshire, County Durham...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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14 Claypool Farm Close | Hutton Henry, Durham TS27 4QZ, England
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+44 7904 278889
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I think Nick Hayward had been out with Stuart, and inspired to write the 1982 classic. Not many tutors could make a freezing cold river, in waders, so captivating, light hearted and truly instructional . The lovely people at John Norris recommended Stuart. And for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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StuartWflyfisher, Owner at The Durham Fly Fishing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow many thanks AJJP, .....I actually met Nick Hayward in the 80's !! Ha Ha. It was a pleasure, and I am so looking forward to our next one....an early summer warm day, leaves on the trees, and trout rising to flies hatching....whoo hoo !!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked Stuart via 'Into the Blue' for 1/2 days guiding on the river Swale near Richmond. The aim was for him to guide me on grayling fishing. Stuart was fantastic showing me the best set ups and giving me loads of tips during the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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StuartWflyfisher, Owner at The Durham Fly Fishing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much bourne2climb for your really kind review. The weather and river conditions were not ideal and it was a very tough day however, grayling were caught and I'm delighted you had a great day. I'm sure some of the techniques and watercraft...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

been out with stu a few times now and every time he ups my game , everything is explained and why, river reading and french nymphing this time, caught a fish with this technique within minutes, and again minutes later, stu is worth his weight...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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StuartWflyfisher, Owner at The Durham Fly Fishing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thankyou so much ditto 2009 for the brilliant and kind review. Sometimes its good to have a few extra methods up your sleeve when the trout or grayling don't seem to be biting. You picked up the new french leader nymphing method really well and...More

Reviewed 30 July 2018

A complete novice, I booked a session with Stuart on the River Tees and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Stuart soon had me casting and I rapidly gained confidence. It was a really great evening on the river with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructor who was good...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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StuartWflyfisher, Owner at The Durham Fly Fishing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Cheers Bill H, Thank you so much for the kind review. Likewise you were also brilliant company and picked up North Country style with aplomb. Catching that first one is always the most difficult.....it gets slightly easier after Ha Ha Look forward to meeting up...More

Reviewed 18 June 2018

I booked a half day, (it was longer), with Stuart on the River Swale at Richmond to help improve my fly fishing technique and get to know the river. Everything other reviews say about Stuart is true and more. The day was informative and, just...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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StuartWflyfisher, Owner at The Durham Fly Fishing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Hi Wilber, thank you so much for the really kind review. I hope it's a help to others interested in fly fishing tuition, lessons or guiding and also endorses my whole business ethos .....to provide a great experience and exceed your expectations. I really enjoyed...More

Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Booked this as a surprise for my husband's birthday. How lucky was I to find this top guy in a very wide internet search. From the first tentative enquiry Stuart was determined to give us a tailored package that was exactly what I'd had in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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StuartWflyfisher, Owner at The Durham Fly Fishing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Hello K & B, Thank you so much for your kind review and I'm absolutely delighted you both had such a great day and I managed to exceed your expectations. It was lovely spending some quality time with you both on a beautiful river and...More

Reviewed 9 May 2018

I used Stuart for two days fishing on the Eden with my chum who had not trout fished before. Stuart was everything you could wish for. Well organised, great sense of humour and above all a great guide and teacher. We learned so much over...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Andrew M
StuartWflyfisher, Owner at The Durham Fly Fishing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Many thanks for your lovely review Andrew and also for both your kind hospitality, great company and generosity while fishing on the beautiful River Eden system in Cumbria. The cold wind didn't make life easy for us however with your persistence and grit we managed...More

Reviewed 23 April 2018

My friend and I both much enjoyed a memorable day with Stuart Wardle in mid April. A good test of the quality of a guide is how he performs when the fighting is difficult. On a windswept day with only sporadic hatches of fly and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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StuartWflyfisher, Owner at The Durham Fly Fishing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thank you Richard & David for such a kind review. You both shouldn't underestimate that you guys fished really well in challenging conditions and the fish caught were a credit to your skills and perseverance albeit in a stunning location. Really look forward to our...More

Reviewed 20 November 2017

A Great introduction to Fly Fishing was the day spent with Stuart Wardle on the River Tees, with so much information available (a bit confusing), and having never fly fished before I needed specialist tuition. The tuition Stuart gave was excellent, with the right balance...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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StuartWflyfisher, Owner at The Durham Fly Fishing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Cheers Ian for the great review it is very much appreciated. You are so right when you say fly fishing can be confusing as there is so much information out there it can be difficult to know where to start!!. You did the right thing...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

First of all, I'll start by apologising.... I visited Stuart last summer and am only now getting around to writing the review now - well, better late than never I suppose! I have given my experience with Stuart 5*, but would happily give another 5...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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StuartWflyfisher, Owner at The Durham Fly Fishing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

No need to apologise Lumix, I'm absolutely delighted you have put forward your review and over the moon with the kind comments. It is very much appreciated as I'm sure many fly fishers or potential fly fishers are worried about getting in touch for professional...More

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pmrodr8383
3 June 2018|
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Response from StuartWflyfisher | Property representative |
Hi Pedro, there is all types of accommodation in the area to suit all tastes and requirements from 5* hotels to basic b&b to cottages ? I can arrange perfect water for tenkara so feel free to get in touch direct via The... More
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danliddy
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Response from StuartWflyfisher | Property representative |
Hi Dan, lessons start from £85 and are designed completely bespoke to your requirements. Its so easy just get in touch and we can have a chat and lets see where we go from there. Be careful though... fly fishing is a... More
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