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Welcome to Bob Smith Fly Fishing.

Bob Smith is a full time fly fishing coach and guide who covers Northumberland, Durham and the Scottish Borders.

He is a passionate fly fisherman who has a wealth of experience to coach on the rivers and still waters throughout the region.  Lessons, tuition, courses and guiding are all part of the service that Bob provides to all ages and abilities.

As a retired teacher, Bob understands how people learn and ensures the time spent with him will be informative and fun.


All lessons, tuition and courses are tailored to meet individual needs, starting from complete beginners to developing  advanced casting and fishing techniques.

Bob knows the best fishing venues to fish for rainbow trout, brown trout, sea trout and salmon.

He can provide all Hardy and Greys tackle should it be required. Much more detailed information is given on other pages.

Gift Vouchers & Corporate Days

Personalised gift vouchers for Bob Smith Fly Fishing are available.  Why not treat someone to an experience they will always remember – great for birthdays, anniversaries, Valentines Day, Christmas, Father’s Day, retirement or as a thank you. Bob is more than happy to organise corporate days out on still waters and provides a holiday service where clients can fish a variety of venues to meet their specific needs.  Contact Bob for more information and further details.

  • Why Fly Fish

    No matter what age you are, fly fishing can help you enjoy life. Fly fishing gets you to relax and switch off from the stresses of everyday life. It takes you to some lovely places with plenty of fresh air, continually presents everyone with a challenge and is fun. Fly fishing for trout at a still water or a river or trying to catch a sea trout or salmon it is just simply a terrific sport. Anglers always have friends and make friends because they have so much to discuss, learn from each other, and compare experiences.

  • Why Book Coaching Tuition

    By taking tuition from a qualified coach any angler will learn how to fly fish properly. Coaching will establish the fly fishing fundamentals which will help anyone to enjoy the sport and become a successful angler. From complete beginners to competent anglers a coach can help develop many of the skills and techniques that will result in catching more fish. A coach can also be a friend and consultant who can be there for advice about the minefield of tackle, flies and venues.

  • Why Bob Smith

    I have a wealth of experience in teaching and coaching. Being born and bred in the North. I know the regions, still waters and rivers well. Working for Hardy and Greys for 7 years, I know about fishing tackle and I am always available to give advice via email or mobile. As many of my past clients will tell you, time spent with me will be beneficial and fun. Working with some of the best casters and fly fishing anglers in the world at Hardy and Greys at Alnwick, I learnt sound techniques and skills.