Your instructors

EOIN FAIRGRIEVE A.A.P.G.A.I

The Fly Fishing Centre is owned and operated by Eoin Fairgrieve. Eoin is a fully qualified casting member of the Association of Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructors (A.A.P.G.A.I). Whilst working as a ghillie on the River Tweed, he became one of the youngest instructors to qualify in both the A.A.P.G.A.I trout and salmon disciplines and has been professionally teaching fly casting and fly fishing for over twenty eight years. In 2000 Eoin set up an angling development program called ‘Tweedstart’ to encourage more children to take up fishing. In 2005 he was appointed Scotland’s first Angling Development Officer supporting education on the River Tweed and taught over 10,000 children all aspects of fly fishing including entomology, habitat & conservation as well as fly casting and fishing techniques. Inspired by teaching many youngsters to fish, Eoin has written two children’s educational fly fishing books called My First Trout and My First Salmon. In recognition of his work with youth development within the sport, he was awarded the Arthur Oglesby Award in 2011 for services to fly fishing. 

Eoin has travelled around the world demonstrating spey casting and conducting fly fishing seminars as well as working as product and media consultant for Loop Tackle Design and government agencies. He is a regular features writer and photographer for the UK’s leading angling publication,Trout & Salmon Magazine, and has contributed to angling publications in Europe, USA and South America. In 2006 Eoin was a member of the Scottish Fly Casting Team, winning the Emerald World Speycasting Championships.

Price

Cost of Instruction: £40 per Hour – This includes the opportunity to fish on after the lesson on our school water, subject to availability.

Equipment

All 2018 LOOP fly fishing tackle as well as all safety equipment is supplied free of charge for fly casting instruction if required.

contact

Tel: +44(0)1573 226700 Mob: +44(0)771 5977060 E-mail: info@ffcentre.com

MALCOLM DOUGLAS G.A.I.A

Having pursued Atlantic Salmon for more than 40 years on a number of rivers in Scotland, England, and Wales, Malcolm Douglas has gained a wealth of experience on many beats throughout the British Isles. Malcolm (Mac to his friends) has had many years of experience as a qualified fly casting instructor on the Tweed system and his friendly and professional manner very much adds to the positive experience of learning to improve your fishing and fly casting skills. He specialises in both single-handed and double-handed instruction at the Fly Fishing Centre.

Price

Cost of Instruction: £40 per Hour – This includes the opportunity to fish on after the lesson on our school water, subject to availability.

Equipment

All 2018 LOOP fly fishing tackle as well as all safety equipment is supplied free of charge for fly casting instruction if required.

contact

Tel: +44(0)1573 226700 Mob: +44(0)771 5977060 E-mail: info@ffcentre.com

KEVIN PATERSON A.A.P.G.A.I/G.A.I.A

Kevin Paterson is our associate LOOP instructor and has been the manager and ghillie on the attractive Tweedswood beat on the River Tweed for over 25 years. He has an absolute depth of knowledge of both his own water and fishing for Atlantic salmon in general. Kevin holds both the AAPGAI and GAIA certification, as well as being a registered Angling Coach and offers friendly and professional instruction in both trout and salmon fishing on the Tweedswood beat. His water is located on Middle Tweed and offers one mile of double bank fishing and is an excellent environment for learning all aspects of fly fishing for trout and Atlantic salmon.

price

Cost of Instruction: £40 per Hour – This includes the opportunity to fish on after the lesson on our school water, subject to availability.

Equipment

All 2018 LOOP fly fishing tackle as well as all safety equipment is supplied free of charge for fly casting instruction if required.

contact

Tel: +44(0)1896 822076 Mob: +44(0)7971 828086 E-mail: kevintweed@aol.com

Visit us

The Fly Fishing Centre is based within the magnificent Grounds of the Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course located near Kelso in the Scottish Borders.​​

Heiton, Kelso TD5 8JZ, UK

Call us

Please feel free to call us if you require any detailed information regarding our product range and services at the Fly Fishing Centre.

+44(0)771 5977060

Mail us

Any questions about our product range and services? We will do our absolute best to respond to your e-mail enquiries as soon as possible.

eoin@ffcentre.com