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Stuart Wardle Durham Fly Fishing Bio:


Stuart Wardle A fanatical fly fisherman and licensed coach who has been lucky to have fished with some great fishermen in many fantastic places around the world. The North of England and Scottish Borders are very special places and have some beautiful and fantastic waters to fly fish. I'm still learning the craft after more than 30years and I hope the flyfishing journey will never end. Fly Fishing Bio: 1967 first perch on a worm 1999 England International; 2002 CEFF Chairman 2006 Team England Rivers Manager; 2010 Commonwealth Team Silver Medal (Wales) 2011 Started The Durham Fly Fishing Company; 2012 Commonwealth Team Silver Medal (Tasmania); 2012 Appointed Head Coach to the Angling Trust/ADB Talent Pathway Programme; 2014 Commonwealth Team Silver Medal (England); 2014 Launch of www.flyfishingvideoguide.com Commonwealth Team Member Canada 2016

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The Future - Developing Youth Fly Fishing- England Talent Pathway

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, In : AT Coaching & Talent Pathway 

Its something I'm really passionate about and something that I really enjoy, helping people but especially the Youth get into fly fishing. As a qualified Angling Coach, being able to share my International experience while working as Head Talent Coach with the Angling Trust over the past 6 years has been tremendous in so many ways. Introducing Youth to competitive fly fishing through a proper coaching programme has resulted in well over 30 International Caps through the Talent Pathway.

Last ye...

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Health Benefits of Fly Fishing....Nurture your mind & body when flinging flies

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Friday, September 22, 2017, In : Fishing 




Thanks to Jon from Outdoor Empire for allowing me to share the following link.

Not that we need another reason to go fishing as we already have thousands however there is an important one that few anglers ever consider:  FlyFishing – is great for your health.

Anytime you spend time outdoors in the natural world, you’ll enjoy the restorative and stress-relieving benefits nature provides, but fishing provides a number of other benefits that you won’t get by just going for a picnic or bird...


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The Durham Fly Fishing Company at London Fly Fishing Fair 10 & 11 March 2017

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Thursday, February 23, 2017, In : News 




I'm excited to take a stand at the forthcoming London Fly Fishing Fair so I can showcase the wonderful rivers and lakes in the North of England and some of the other guided destination fly fishing trips I host.


Please pop by and say hello...you never know I might just be able to provide that perfect fly fishing break experience you have been looking for. 
I will also be using the event to showcase The Durham Fly Fishing Company recently winning the Luxury Tourist Guide 2017 European Award for S...
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A Cold Start....a naughty niggle ...a touch of Philosophy and its always my Choice

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Sunday, April 3, 2016, In : Ad hoc 
Last Friday was as cold a spring day as I can remember on the River Eden.
I was sharing my day out with Freddie who just started fly fishing this spring and is always eager to get on the river. He was set up with spiders and nymphs  and already fishing within minutes of arriving....and as he says its just great to be out on the river.
An easterly gusty wind with a bit of Northern wetness thrown in  blowing over the snow capped Pennines accentuated the already nithered feel. I had  previously d...

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www.flyfishingvideoguide.com - The Launch of Project X

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Friday, December 19, 2014, In : News 
The BIG Launch of .......



Well, after months and months of work today sees the formal launch of my new and exciting membership website www.flyfishingvideoguide.com 

I am personally really excited to be part of this project which originally came about from a discussion with a good friend of mine Stephen who suggested utilising my fly fishing knowledge and skills to provide an online video fly fishing resource.
Of course being shy and quiet,  I initially said no way!! but with a little arm twistin...
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In the footsteps of Walbran

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, In : Fishing 


On 12 March I had the chance to fish the beautiful West Tanfield Club waters on the Ure as part of a grayling brood stock programme. To say I was honoured is an understatement as it's a piece of water that has so much history but is also one ...of those "dead mans shoes" sections of river.
To be able to fish in Walbran's footsteps was an absolute privilege and also to get a few of his beloved grayling was a bonus.
More info on Max Walbran and a brief glimpse...
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Scotland Road Trip 2013

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Thursday, September 26, 2013, In : Fishing 
It started last Monday evening meeting John & Mick at Earlston and a couple of pre trip beers in The Bull before our start on Tuesday morning.
These trips are not really planned  just an idea of a direction to head in and a few options and then see where we end up. John offered to do the driving so that was a result and early Tuesday morning we're off to the Clyde near Abington for day one.
Our final itinerary:
  • Clyde (Abington/Crawford)
  • Pitlochry (overnight)
  • Spey (Kingussie)
  • Aviemore (overnight)
  • Don...

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A comfortable troutbum lifestyle....

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, In : Ad hoc 
Fishing is all about learning and now that I'm out and about travelling and fishing  here and there I continue to learn.
One of the biggest  issues for me this year was sleeping over in the Jeep.

My mate JT tells a good story of kipping in the car which may ring a few bells with those that have tried !!**!!!.

I'm a bit more up market (probably age related neccessity really) and my Jeep is kitted out as a great overnighter however a few things have been improved to achieve a comfortable overnigh...
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Fly Fishing Christmas Gifts....

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Sunday, December 9, 2012, In : Product news 
Looking for the perfect Christmas Gift for the fly fisher in your life or even for yourself ??

I have a number of the following items from Smith Creek (New Zealand) which are fantastic quality, unique and I will guarantee your mates will want one too......

Free Your Hands with the

Rod Clip...only £19.99 plus postage


Protect the environment and safely store your waste leader etc with theFish Trash....only £9.99 plus postage


That new semi auto reel you always fancied.... try the
Thinkfish...


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Nice one John...on a tough day too

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Friday, July 6, 2012, In : Guiding 

A beauty wild brown trout just over the pound caught by John on the dries on what was a tough day this week. 
15 minutes after this picture was taken the water came up brown and muddy...and we definitely weren't on the Mississippi !!
Hopefully this rain will ease soon and we can get back on the rivers.
In the meantime, fly & tackle orders and ventures to lakes and stillwaters are keeping us busy.


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Nice one Alex

Posted by Stuart Wardle on Thursday, June 14, 2012, In : Guiding 
On Tuesday, Alex & David came to the Durham Fly Fishing Company to learn how to cast and try fly fishing for the first time.
 Well it didn't take long before she was casting a decent line roll casting like an expert and then presenting a dry fly on the edge of the ripple.
Well 3 fish on and two landed ......pretty good for a first time with a fly rod.

That smile says it all....


Nice one David...its in the net....                                        



Whoo Hoo......
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