Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers available for all tuition, from only £25.00 See here for more details

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas Eve

A very merry Christmas and Happy New Year to one and all.

Tightlines Mike

Monday, 9 December 2013

Gift voucher offers

Special Christmas Gift Voucher Bonus!!

Christmas gift vouchers are available for a 2 hour, half day or full day lesson. Pay for any of these options and get a FREE fishing permit of the same duration for Curley's Fishery - worth up to £20

You can pay by debit or credit card and all vouchers are valid till end of June 2014

email or tel 07786 682272

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Fly tying demo

I will be doing a fly tying demo on the 19th Nov at the Methodists Chapel on Victoria Road, Horwich, Bolton at 7.30pm.
This presentation is with the Bolton fly tying group and during the demo I will be showing and tying some of my favorite Tenkara style flies. All welcome
See here for more details -

Sunday, 22 September 2013


Book a fly fishing lesson for 2 hours, half day or full day and get a free fishing permit of the same time!!

2 hour lesson and get a 2 hour permit
Half day lesson and get a 4 hour permit
Full day lesson and get an 8 hour permit
Completely free!

Lessons must be booked and taken before the end of October 2013. The permit can be used anytime after the lesson till the end of November

Monday, 12 August 2013

W/C 12th Aug

Full diary of lessons this week, mostly at my fishery with the one exception a trip on the Ribble midweek. Might be able to get a bit of time in to wet a line myself sometime over the next few days before, after or between lessons! Salmon and Seatrout are on the move!!!

Monday, 22 July 2013

CLA game fair

Had a great time at the CLA game fair at Ragley Hall over the weekend. I was doing some casting instruction with GAIA over the 3 days. Met some enthusiastic beginners and some experienced wanting a little help with specific casting problems.
Entered my black lab Skye into some of the dog scurries, she did me proud!
Really enjoyable but tiring weekend!

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Hot summer trouting

 I was on the Ribble yesterday with a couple of clients. The river is in a bad way ,we desperately need lots of rain.
Everything is clogged up with weed but if you wanted to know where your E.A. licence money goes - then this is a clue , vital river maintenance.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

On the river again!

Doing some Tenkara fishing tomorrow on a local small stream - river permitting of course!

Can't wait to get the little 8ft Issui tenkara rod out and in action.

The Issui has had lots of rave reviews since we introduced it to the market - a great little rod

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Sportfish open weekend

I will be at the Sportfish Open days this coming weekend 11th and 12th May with Tenkara Centre UK.
I will be doing a couple of Tenkara demonstrations and we will have a stand there as well. Come along and have a go at casting with a Tenkara rod.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Tuition a plenty!

Lots of tuition in the pipeline, fully booked up next week with a good variety of lessons from the guys training for qualifiactions to complete beginners to doublehanded spey techniques.
Hope the weather doesn't go downhill!

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Spey casting

Great lesson yesterday with John from the Ribble Valley. John has been salmon fishing for a few years now but wanted to improve his Spey casting. First I did an analysis of his current technique and style and then systematically introduced a series of changes to achieve the objectives.
Great credit to John he adapted and changed things very quickly and so the improvements were accepted readily. In our half day lesson we covered the basic roll cast followed by the double and single Spey in addition to a snap T and snake roll. So John is now much better equipped to handle all weather variations and fishing conditions and was casting very very well. A bit more personal practise and job done! Great lesson!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Not beaten just weather beaten!

All things return to normal (whatever that feels like!) tomorrow with hopefully better weather. Lessons booked in for a few days now. At the fishery on Thursday then on the Ribble Friday doing a Spey lesson. Not be able to get onto the river for a while looking forward to it.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

North of England Fly Show

I will be at the North of England Fly Show in Sunderland tomorrow (Sun 10th Feb) with our Tenkara Centre UK stand.
Come along if you are in that area and are interested in Tenkara or fly fishing generally.