Coaching at Hallington 2024 Members & Guests

The Club is offering an opportunity for Members to bring a new guest to Hallington for free coaching and an introduction to the insect life of our two lakes.

Members are able to invite one guest who has not previously fished at Hallington as a full or trial member. There is a limit of 12 for the casting technique session and 10 for the entomology and both on a ‘first come/served’ basis.

The date:
Sunday May 12th
Casting and essential tips 10am – 1pm and
Entomology 1.30pm – 2.45pm)

1. An outdoor casting technique session (to cover both bank and boat techniques) led by our highly qualified club lead coach Barry Mitchell – Game Angling Instructors Association (GAIA) and Fly Fishers International (FFI)

2. A very informative session, in the clubhouse classroom, on ’The insects of Hallington and how to imitate them’ led by Phil Bilbrough a WFFC member and Chairman of the Northumbria Branch of the Fly Dresser’s Guild.

The main orders of insects important to anglers at Hallington and descriptions of their life-cycles.
When the insects might appear during the season.
What fly patterns to use and how to fish them.

When making your booking (details below) please state if you would like to experience both the Casting and Entomology sessions or, if not, please state the one session you will attend.

There is no cost for this offer and tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Licence – If a guest is not in possession of a current rod fishing licence we can provide one for the day (free of charge) – please indicate at the time of booking.
Tackle – if a guest does not possess any tackle we will provide all that is needed except for waders. The sessions are all from the bank and waders are advised although a good pair of wellingtons would suffice.

To make your booking please visit our website and/or please contact our office manager Jackie Willshire on and/or 01434 681405.

A back up date of Sunday May 19th has been set aside in case of bad weather.