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The Durham Fly Fishing Company

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14 Claypool Farm Close | Hutton Henry, Durham TS27 4QZ, England
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I used Stuart for two days fishing on the Eden with my chum who had not trout fished before. Stuart... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew M
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Norwich
A day with Stuart on the Eden near Penrith

My friend and I both much enjoyed a memorable day with Stuart Wardle in mid April. A good test of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
richardnicoll
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London, United Kingdom
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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, Northumberland and the Scottish Borders have some of the best Lakes and Rivers for trout and grayling fly fishing in the UK. The Durham Fly Fishing Company provides an expert and comprehensive range of fly fishing and guiding services for all levels of ability on rivers and lakes throughout the UK. Get in touch and let me "Exceed Your Expectations"
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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14 Claypool Farm Close | Hutton Henry, Durham TS27 4QZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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StuartWflyfisher, Owner at The Durham Fly Fishing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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StuartWflyfisher, Owner at The Durham Fly Fishing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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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

Thank Ian N
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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

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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

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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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Reviewed 6 June 2017

Stuart gave us an absolute gem of a day that will not be forgotten. He was a joy of a guide and made us (total beginners) feel comfortable and confident in the water in no time at all. His fishing knowledge and skill is obvious,...More

Thank Kathryn C
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StuartWflyfisher, Owner at The Durham Fly Fishing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Hi KathrynC , Thanks for your generous review and trust you both enjoyed the remainder of your visit to the UK and had a safe trip home. I am over the moon you had such a memorable day. You were both fantastic company and I...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2017

Stuart Wardle portrays the epitome of a seasoned professional, highly skilled, well respected, well organised, and a fly wisher of world renown. His knowledge of the most up to date methods, tactics, and professional guiding services is unsurpassed and coupled with his caring and composed...More

Thank Rodders9M
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StuartWflyfisher, Owner at The Durham Fly Fishing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Blimey Mick R what a wonderful review. I'm actually a little embarrassed by your very kind comments. Fly Fishing is a sport, a pastime, a hobby, and for some a way of life. I have been so lucky to fish with some of the very...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Thanks Stuart for a great day on the Tees and for introducing me to the 'French leader' technique. Catching in those conditions greatly boosted my confidence. Your patience was much appreciated!

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StuartWflyfisher, Owner at The Durham Fly Fishing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Cheers MP I'm delighted that it has helped you and I'm sure it will get a few extra fish for you in the future. I'm already looking forward to you visiting again in a couple of months. Best wishes Stuart

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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Just got back from a half day out with Stuart on the Tees he is a great knowledgeable guide and a genuinely nice person. I'm 61 years old and just getting back into Fly Fishing and I could not recommend anybody better than Stuart to...More

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StuartWflyfisher, Owner at The Durham Fly Fishing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Brilliant GeordieUSA !!.. I had a great time too and it was a pleasure spending some quality time on the river with you chasing wild brown trout while you are over in the UK. See you when you're next back in the UK and in...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

I'd only fished a couple of times before -- largely thrashing the water -- so it was a joy wandering up & down the river bank with Stuart, learning more about where the best places to fish are, how to spot flies landing on the...More

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StuartWflyfisher, Owner at The Durham Fly Fishing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Cheers R I had a wonderful time with you too and I'm so pleased you enjoyed the day. Catching a couple of wild brown trout was the icing on the cake... A BIG well done and my very best wishes for your future fly fishing...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Now there's a bloke who knows his fly fishing! Spent most of the day with Stuart who has a massive knowledge of the water, its insect life, and river craft. A very interesting and experienced instructor at the highest level but, most importantly, he has...More

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StuartWflyfisher, Owner at The Durham Fly Fishing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

You're so very kind Mike and of course it would be a pleasure to do it all again and enjoy a dram or two !!. Thankyou and Keith for your great company and for being so keen and willing. Grayling everywhere beware !!!! best wishes...More

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