Damsel Fly Fishing

Damsel Fly Fishing

Sue Macniven is an AAPGAI advanced qualified fly fishing instructor, she teaches both single and double handed techniques.
Based in beautiful Dumfries & Galloway she offers full holiday packages including Bed and Breakfast and guided days on rivers and lochs.
Sue specifically caters to fishermens needs providing drying facilities, rod and reel washing facilities, late snacks and early breakfasts.
Many people like to learn new techniques in private without having an audience.
She can take you to quiet locations with hourly lessons near Dalbeattie or half and full days further afield.

Damsel Fly Fishing website


9 comments to Damsel Fly Fishing

  • Andy McKay

    I have been fly fishing for many years but never had any instruction. The day with Sue was very enjoyable and the best money I’ve spent on fishing. My casting is hugely improved. Highly recommended.

  • Olwyn

    We had two fabulous days of first rate fishing tuition, super B and B accommodation with home made food and super soft beds.
    Her ability to watch a movement and correct it with just a suggestion of a twist of a wrist or half a second delay or a lift of a rod tip by just a fraction is very impressive indeed . Our fly fishing technique improved tremendously and we both thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We can whole heartedly recommend Sue and her Damsel Fly Fishing to anyone wanting to learn or improve . Thank you

  • Steve

    Having just had my second lesson with Sue, I would reccommend it as time and money very well spent . Sue clearly knows her stuff , but more importantly has a knack of putting across her skills in an efficient and enjoyable way . My casting has most definately improved which in turn makes my time on the river far bettet [ less frustrating ].
    Straight forward , clear , and down to earth help , just what I needed .

  • Dave Lamb

    Sue taught me from an absolute beginner along with my son aged 11, Sue’s knowledge, patience, humour and instruction made me take up the sport. I’ve been back a couple of times and my casting and general understanding has increased dramatically in a very short period of time. When you combine a good days fishing, good company, great locations and lovely home made cooking at Sue’s B&B it makes for a very enjoyable experience.

  • Andy Stott

    Sue’s tuition over a day and a half was excellent. I learned so much, I now feel more confident in fishing in difficult conditions or locations. Her patience and sense of humour make it a great experience. The locations were good and her hospitatlity and cooking were first rate.. Thank you.

  • Jeff Dolby

    I had been trying to master the art of fly fishing for some years with medocre success. However, a few hours spent with Sue has set me in the right direction and I feel a lot more confident in my abilities. Sue teaches in a relaxed and intuitive style and clearly has bags of advice to give based on years of experience. I would commend a lesson or two to anyone.

  • FergusMac

    Sue is very good indeed. I had not handled a fly rod for years, due to illness, and she soon had me casting properly, and knowing what I had done wrong when the cast did not work out so well. She is highly-knowledgeable, and also an excellent and patient teacher.

    I would reommend her to anyone.

    I also stayed at her B&B. I booked the Saturday afternoon for tuition (on the River Urr), an evening meal at the B&B, and more tuition on the Sunday morning (at a local and very beautiful, peaceful reservoir), an excellent arrangement. I recommend the B&B very highly as well, whether you are having instruction or not. The food is first rate, with fresh bread baked by her partner, Simon.

    I can’t really comment on the fish, as I only caught a couple of par, which I released, but other people were landing, both on the river and in the loch.

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