About us

Welcome to West Country Fishing.  We are based near Bristol and cover the west of England, the Wye Valley, Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. From fishing for wild trout in  tiny moorland streams, fishing on some of the best trout lakes in europe - Chew valley and Blagdon lakes, to braving crashing waves on the surf beaches of the West Country for Bass, fly fishing for Pike on the rivers and drains, fly fishing for  carp on local lakes, we are here to guide you.  Our portfolio is wide and varied, we instruct you as a beginner to fly fishing, typically on Jacklands Trout lakes,  coach you to help you achieve more advanced techniques and guide you to catch fish. From learning to cast to “reading the water” we provide you with the necessary skills to grow your knowledge and enjoyment of fly fishing. Our fully qualified and experienced instructors and guides are here to ensure you have the best possible experience with us. 

We hold third party insurance, are members of our respective governing bodies, I.E. Angling Trust, Game Angling Instructors Association, have first aid training, Child protection and safeguarding and are DBS checked. 

David with one of the heaviest bags of fish from Blagdon, 38lbs.

Your Host - David Green

Thank you for visiting our website, we hope you find it helpful and decide to come fishing with us. This site has been developed to provide Fly fishing services from a group of very experienced anglers. In our group we have two former England International Fly fishermen, an expert coarse match angler turned fly fishing coach and myself. I have been fishing since the age of five, initially fishing with my brother on the river Thames at Windsor, then growing up, fishing all over the south of England. I took up fly fishing at the age of eighteen and have fished all over the country and abroad. I have fished competitively in the UK and won several major competitions. In 2001 I qualified as an instructor with the Salmon and Trout Association in Trout fishing and Fly Tying and am a full member of the Game Angling Instructors Association and an Angling Trust level 2 lead Coach.  

Member of the Game angling instructors association since 2001

Dave is the Regional Co-ordinator for GAIA  in the West and  South West of the UK.

Member of the Fly Dressers Guild since 2001

David has been tying fishing flies for over 45 years and has the GAIA qualification in Fly tying instruction.

We are full members of the Angling Trust and support their initiatives