Fly Fishing Guides & Lessons

If you are new to fly-fishing or would like some expert guidance, find out here how to arrange a lesson or hire a fishing guide. All the individuals and  organisations offering guiding or lessons are members of the Test and Itchen Association or are known to us.

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Steve Batten

Steve Batten is a licenced Level 2 Fly Fishing Coach. He aims to help you get the best out of your days fishing, be it on river, lake or sea. He loves fishing in all areas, but specialises in fishing for wild brown trout on small chalkstreams like the River Meon. Steve is also Treasurer of the Hampshire River Keepers Association, and works as a keeper and water manager on the Itchen and Meon for the Portsmouth Services Fly Fishing Association.

Phillip Ellis

Phillip Ellis  is a licenced Level 2 Fly Fishing Coach as well as a member of the Game Anglers Instructors Association (GAIA).  He fishes mainly on the Itchen, Meon, Hampshire Avon and sometimes on Sussex Lakes. He also instructs with the Hampshire branch of Salmon & Trout Conservation UK and occasionally on the River Test. Phillip is additionally an instructor with the Fly Dressers Guild.



Famous Fishing

Famous Fishing offers one-to-one or group fly-fishing lessons and courses with qualified instructors on numerous Test and Itchen fishing beats.

Fly Odyssey

Fly Odyssey offers casting lessons, tuitions days and guiding for beginners as well as more experienced fishermen on a number of River Test beats.

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Orvis offers a range of fly-fishing courses and lessons on the Test and Itchen.