Open Afternoons

Most months from March to October we hold free coaching sessions on Saturdays at Pitsford Water Fishing Lodge, Brixworth Road, Holcot, Northampton, NN6 9SJ

Our 2023 dates are:
18 March
27 May
24 June
29 July
19 August
23 September
14 October

Slots start at 2pm or 3.30pm and need booking in advance through:

We are coaching at Kelmarsh Show on 9 and 10 April (Easter Weekend).

For additional tuition outside of these dates including casting or boat handling, please email

To request an improver session with an experienced member please email

New in 2023: there are informal fly-tying meetings once a month on Saturday mornings 11am to 1pm at Pitsford Lodge, hosted by Northampton Branch of the Fly Dressers Guild (18 March to 18 November). All are welcome; beginners to advanced. Tools can be provided.

Coach and Volunteer Training
Are you interested in volunteering at our events, e.g. teaching fly casting or fly tying and promoting the sport? Or in qualifying as an angling coach? If so, please email me for more information about courses and funding opportunities.

Tight Lines
Seumas Halliday