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Trout fly fishing and single handed fly casting course.

Tackling trout - fishing school for the trout fisher - 20 to 22 May 2011.

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Trout fly fishing

Tackling trout is an all-inclusive package that aims to teach efficient trout fly casting and fly fishing. (including a fly tying evening) and is suitable for beginners and more experienced anglers alike. They will learn how to cast easily and efficiently and how to assess conditions to employ the most likely tactics for success with trout and grayling in most circumstances. The two day trout fishing course will commence on the evening of Friday May 20, at The Kenmore Hotel, Kenmore and continue through Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22. Situated on the River Tay and adjacent to Loch Tay there will be ample opportunity to put newly acquired skills to the test and in May the trout will hopefully be rising well. The hotel are offering a reduced tariff for course attendees to enjoy a longer stay and non-fishing partners are more than welcome.

Overview of the school objectives and curriculum.

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Success at Kenmore trout fishing course.

My objectives are to provide a top quality fly fishing experience that will help you to enjoy your trout fishing even more. Subjects covered include safety, choosing and assembling equipment for different methods, fly casting techniques from basics to the most challenging (to suit individuals capabilities and objectives), entomology and fly tying, reading water and trout and grayling fishing techniques for lochs and rivers.This is a rare opportunity to share experience and knowledge with Ally supported by fishery scientist and FFF instructor Dr Andy Gowans who is also an expert on fish and fishing. Bookings will be accepted on a "first come" basis. The course fee of £490 includes two nights stay at the hotel with breakfast and a three course dinner in the evenings, lunches and tea/coffee during breaks. Further day/s trout fishing locally on the R Tay is available at £5 per day. An additional night's B&B at the hotel costs £46.50. There is a supplement of £15 per night for single occupancy. Non-fishing partners rate is £60 per night (excludes packed lunch). Other rivers in the area include the Lyon, Tummel and Braan and there are a number of lochs containing brown and rainbow trout in addition to the magnificent Loch Tay.

A deposit of £100 per person is required to secure a booking for the course. (Deposits are non-refundable unless the place is subsequently filled.) The full amount of course fees (or balance as appropriate) must be paid by 28 days in advance of the school, otherwise the booking will be cancelled. Course Fees are non-refundable from 28 days in advance of the school.
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Bookings please contact:

The Kenmore Hotel, The Square, Kenmore, PH15 2NU
Telephone +44(0)1887 830205
e-mail Kenmore Hotel

For further details contact:

Alastair Gowans, CEng, FFF Master Fly Fishing Instructor, APGAI
Tel/Fax 01796 473718
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What you need to bring

The only real essentials that you will need are suitable outdoor and waterproof clothing. Rods, and reels can be provided free for use during the course sessions. Guests are however encouraged to learn with their own equipment because that instills confidence in what you are using. If you wish to purchase any equipment or clothing there are several excellent fishing tackle shops in the area including Kate Fleming’s at Blairgowrie and Malloch of Perth should you require to purchase anything.

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