I'm John Walker, a qualified (AAPGAI Advanced certificate) fly fishing instructor and Level 3 sports coach tutor and assessor. I formed Snowdonia FlyFishing Guides in 2010 to help fellow game anglers who want a guide, fly fishing lessons or casting instruction in North Wales. Alongside my fly fishing and guiding services I give casting demonstrations at game and country fairs, am actively involved with a number of angling associations and I'm the North Wales Area Secretary for the Grayling Society. The welfare and satisfaction of clients is important to me and I will always give them my personal attention. I have public liability insurance, hold current certificates in emergency first aid and child protection and have a clean DBS record. To assist with larger fishing parties I only use fellow instructors and guides that I know and trust.
In order to give honest, unbiased advice on equipment and clothing I stay independent of sponsorship or affiliation to suppliers or manufacturers. Recommendations are only given on kit and equipment I've used and have confidence in.
I've been a keen angler and conservationist from a very young age and my passion and ethos has grown with me. I have a catch and release policy, using barbless hooks and minimal handling for all wild fish to set an example of best practice, sustainable fishing and assist the future viability of healthy stock in our rivers, lakes and seas.
fly fishing services
Casting instruction ~ including single handed Spey casting, slack line and presentation casts and techniques for gaining distance
Fly fishing & watercraft lessons ~ tailored to rivers or stillwater
Fly casting fault analysis ~ got a casting problem? We'll fix it together
Fly fishing guiding ~ on rivers, upland lakes and larger stillwaters
Casting demonstrations ~ for angling clubs and country fairs