Whenever possible, the Branch, in conjunction with Cinder Hill Fly Fishing, run Adult and Junior Beginners Courses for those wishing to experience the joys of fly fishing for the first time.

The courses are "tasters" for those of all ages wishing to try their hand at fly fishing. Each follows a structured lesson plan and will be delivered in a safe environment at the Cinder Hill lakes.

The courses are fun and designed to provide the pupil with the confidence, skills and technical/practical knowledge to enable them to safely and competently go fishing.

The courses commence with Health & Safety briefing, followed by tackle selection and assembly, prior to learning the basic Roll and Overhead casts, before moving on to the eagerly anticipated actual fishing with ongoing coaching and mentoring.




For further information please email:


Angling Development Board

Angling Development is a key role of the Angling Trust now that it has merged with the Angling Development Board (ADB).

This development work is supported by Sport England, the Environment Agency, British Waterways and Sports Coach UK.

To find out more about the scheme and to locate licensed coaches on a national basis, visit Angling Trust Development web pages.

Qualified Instructors

Individual or small group lessons may be arranged directly with the qualified Game Angling Instructors shown below:


Simon Young

Telephone:07719 31258




Garry Poole

Telephone:07751 006969





Mark Brown

Telephone:01435 661025




A Beginners Guide

Many newcomers to Fly Fishing are unsure what kit to buy or encounter problems when first starting out.

To download a guide which will hopefully answer some of the many questions, please click here


Sussex Branch S&TC UK

Any statements, opinions or information contained in this website, do not necessarily represent those of the Sussex Branch of Salmon & Trout Conservation UK

Updated January 2021