The Durham Fly Fishing Company


Fly Fishing Experiences - CORONAVIRUS UPDATE  

It’s a difficult time for everyone and the key thing is to stay safe and follow Government Health advice. The current worldwide COVID19 outbreak is easing throughout the UK most guiding activities and work for The Durham Fly Fishing Company has resumed but with safety measures in place partricularly around maintaining safe distance and sanitisation. Today, DFFCo. acquired the Industry Standard Mark from the British Tourist Authority meaning that we follow Government and Industry Covid-19 guidelines, have a proper risk assesment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. 

If you have any queries just get in touch and we can discuss the options available.

The situation is changing week by week and I will continue to monitor the situation and do everything I can to arrange or re-arrange bookings and dates. To support clients, I have  deferred my 2020 rates and continue to hold 2019 prices until we get through this.

I would like to thank all my clients existing and new for their patience and support and can assure you that I will work with you to ensure all bookings are fulfilled despite being postponed until a break in the current circumstances. The DFFCo. Online shop continues to operate and of course if you need any advice or help, please feel free to contact me.

Stay Safe everyone


(Updated 25 June 2020)

Angling Trust Guidance for Guides & Coaches

 Items you should consider during your phase one return to angling

 As a guide when with clients you are in a working environment and therefore government guidance on workplace safety should be observed at all times.

Every guide will need to make their own decision as to whether they are able to offer the level of service and experience their clients would expect under current guidelines – for those who decide to offer services we would advise the following points are adhered to:

  • Guides/ Ghillies/ Instructors must not make physical contact with clients and at all time maintain social distancing guidance.
  • A dummy rod or set up must be used to explain techniques from a safe distance, no direct contact with client or equipment.
  • No sharing of cars, equipment or physical contact of any sort.
  • Care should be taken to ensure that the same person throughout the day ties all knots, lands all fish and handles their own equipment only.
  • 1 client to 1 guide ratio unless clients are members of the same household.
  • Weighing and photographing of fish should be carried out within social distancing guidelines.
  • All payments should be made electronically.

 Please refer to current Government Guidance and the general advice for all freshwater anglers issued by Angling Trust 11 May 2020 below

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Hello and welcome to The Durham Fly Fishing Company.

I'm Stuart Wardle and my simple aim is to provide a fantastic fly fishing experience that exceeds your expectations .

Whether it be Guiding, Tuition, Coaching, Casting, Tackle & Equipment or just some good honest advice; I'm here to help you develop your fly fishing to a new level.

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"In my honest and humble opinion Stuart Wardle represents all that is good in fly fishing. Professional, organised wholly versed in a vast  array of skills and current techniques; beyond that, he is damn good fly fisher. I guarantee not only will you learn volumes from being in his company: but have more fun than you could ever imagine by a river or lake side . I just wish he lived closer to me so that we could fish more often. "         Charles Jardine -  Internationally renowned Fly Fishing Guru  

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