About us

‘Run by passionate anglers for the discerning fly fisher’ the company is headed by John Hotchkiss.

All our guides are seasoned and expert anglers dedicated to providing our clients days to remember on the riverside. All are qualified casting instructors and are delighted to teach beginners and experienced rods alike.

Our team

John Hotchkiss:

John is a qualified GAIA trout casting instructor and professional guide with over forty years of chalk stream fly fishing experience. John has fished worldwide for salmon for decades and hosts Icelandic fishing trips annually.

James Mills:

Is a retired army officer and an APGAI and GAIA qualified casting instructor in the trout and salmon disciplines. He is considered one of the finest Spey casters in the country, and heads up our salmon casting tuition. James is also a very experienced chalk stream angler and is one of our most popular guides.

Andrew Thornton:

A younger member of team, but has trout fished since he was a young lad. He’s one of our regular chalk stream guides and expert trout fly fisherman. He holds the AAPGAI trout qualification in casting instruction and teaches to the highest level.

Dieter Dent:

A very well known guide with many years experience of chalkstream fishing. He is a fully qualified GAIA casting instructor, a brilliant teacher and is able to get even beginners casting perfect loops in no time at all.

Chris Bright:

Is a qualified GAIA trout casting instructor and accomplished guide, always popular with our clients, and with a wealth of fly fishing knowledge to impart.

© Copyright John Hotchkiss Fly Fishing 2009 - 2016

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