Clearwater lodge, Fall River Mills

This lodge is in one of the most beautiful and unspoilt parts of California. Easily accessible from San Francisco, Redding or Reno, and lodge is ideally situated amongst some of the best trout streams in the Western Rockies. I have no connection with the owners of this lodge but can highly recommend the food, accomodation and especially the fishing.   In their own words: Clearwater Lodge on the Pit River is a magnificent Arts and Crafts building completed in 1921. Using lava rock and clear fir from the surrounding forests, skilled craftsmen created a masterwork of lodge architecture unique...

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John Goddard: 1923 – 2012

John Goddard was an author , angler and prominent entomologist. His contribution to angler’s knowledge of insects and their representation is unique in Europe. Often jokingly referred to as “God”, John was a n early member and staunch supporter of the Fly Dressers Guild an association which he retained until his death. His books include:- His autobiography, The Passionate Angler, in 2008. His other books include Trout Flies of Stillwater (1969); Trout Flies of Britain & Europe (1991); John Goddard’s Trout Fishing Techniques (1996); Understanding Trout Behaviour (with Brian Clarke, 2001); Reflections of a Game Fisher (2002); and The...

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About Me

I am an all round angler and have fished for many different species all over the world . I regularly compete in coarse and fly fishing matches . I have over 50 years of fishing experience.

I’ve been tying flies and flyfishing for over 35 years and I’m hugely passionate and enthusiastic about both.

I am a Level 2 coach for Coarse angling

I hold the Level 2 coaching qualification for Game angling

I’m qualified as a GAIA Fly Tying instructor

I have also successfully completed a fly fishing guiding course at an Orvis endorsed lodge in the United States

Professional bodies
I am  a member of the Professional Anglers Association (PAA).

I am a member of the Angling Trust coach licence scheme

I am insured with the Angling Trust, under the Coach licence scheme.

I am also insured with the Professional Anglers Association

I hold a current First Aid certificate

I am DBS checked and have completed a Safeguarding course.