Tuition from qualified instructors is available at Coldingham Loch. Please see the information below for details or contact us directly for further information

Robbie Bell, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Fun and Friendly Tuition from a Professionally Qualified and Insured Instructor.

Robbie Bell is our local Instructor and has fished Coldingham Loch over 500 times in the last 25 years..

One of Robbie’s specialties is a “Fly Fishing Experience Day” here at Coldingham Loch.

This is a full day which includes local transport, permit, boat and engine hire as well as all safety equipment and tackle and a nice lunch.

No previous experience is needed and if you do not catch a fish you get a 25% refund!

Total all inclusive cost is £160 for one adult, £230 for two adults and £40 for under 17 with a full paying adult. A half day is also available at £70 for one, £120 for two adults and £25 for a child under 16 with a full paying adult.

A half day (four hour) Taster session is also available for  at £100 for one person, which includes taking a fish home with you, £135 for 2 adults, and £120 for one adult plus a child under 17.

Four hour skills session for experienced anglers who wish to hone a particular skill or for holiday guests who would like to get to know the loch more fully with Robbie acting as a ‘guide’ will find this session very useful. The cost is £100 for one angler, £135 for  two adults and £120 for one adult plus children under 17.

Robbie can cater for intermediate and expert anglers as well as complete novices having represented England at Fly-Fishing as both a Competitor and a Manager and having won Gold Medals at home and abroad he is a proven fish catcher.

Please follow the link below for further details visit Robbie’s website:



 Bob Smith Fly Fishing Coach & Guide

Bob is  one of very few coaches throughout the North East and the Borders who has been invited to become a member of the prestigious Hardy and Greys Game Fishing Academy of Fly Fishing Instructors.

Bob  is a qualified Game Angling Instructors Association Coach ( G.A.I.C. ), and also holds a Level 2 qualification in Coaching Angling.

Being a passionate fly fisherman and with over thirty years teaching experience, Bob has the communication skills and knowledge to make learning to fly fish fun. He coaches all ages and abilities on still waters and rivers.

Having worked for Hardy and Greys fishing tackle manufacturers in Alnwick for seven years, Bob has an extensive knowledge of fly fishing tackle. He uses this tackle exclusively for all his tuition.

Bob is an author, writes weekly in two newspapers and scribes on the Internet too. More details about Bob, the services he offers,  and how to contact him please check out his website



Lucy Bowden Fly Fishing for Everyone

A qualified Level 2 UKCC Game Game Angling Coach, Lucy is the youngest qualified licensed female level 2 Game Angling Coach in the UK.

Lucy believes that anyone can fish, no matter what your age, race, gender or ability and it is her aim to encourage more people into the sport, in particular more females.

Lucy offers coaching lessons catered specifically around you, from learning how to set up your fishing tackle to basic single handed rod casting techniques and brushing up on your skills. Sessions may also cover knots, watercraft, fish health, and your safety when on the water. Lucy will offer helpful fishing hints and tips throughout the session.

Sessions may be attended alone or in pairs. One on one sessions are great for individuals looking to learn how to master basic fly casting and have any fishing related questions answered in a private and uninterrupted setting or, bring a friend along and join in the learning fun together!

Lucy also caters for corporate groups and parties. Great for those who are bored of doing the norm. A maximum number applies.

Equipment and rod licenses are supplied if required. Lucy ensures that all sessions are made easy and most of all, fun!

Contact Lucy via email: or call her on 07890519392.

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