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The Northern Fishing School offers a wide range of fly fishing activities whether you’re a beginner, seasoned angler or a business looking for a corporate day out, even Guided trips around the globe. We cater for all ages, including sessions for school children; which are great fun.

The school is run by Marina Gibson and her team of qualified fly fishing guides and instructors who will be by your side as you pick up a fly rod for the first time or ready to net that salmon you’ve been battling against.

Based at the beautiful Swinton Estate we have access to lakes, rivers and reservoir where you can fish for salmon, trout and grayling. 

So come and enjoy a fly fishing session with us at this delightful Yorkshire country estate.

Beginners Courses


The fly fishing lifestyle covers many things and our courses will allow you to experience some of what the sport of fly fishing has to offer.

We want you to have a great time here in Yorkshire and have put the following Beginners' Packages together covering both trout fishing and salmon fishing.

Guided Days

Ladies day fly fishing

Guided fishing is a fun day out and a great way to meet new friends. Fishing equipment can be supplied or you can use your own. Either way, we'll do our best to get you into some fish.

The Northern Fishing School is based at Swinton Park Estate, North Yorkshire and comprises a casting tuition lake, Leighton Reservoir, the Swinton River Ure and River Burn beats.

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Salmon Fishing
River Spey

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Calling all avid anglers and fishing enthusiasts! We're excited to present an exclusive NFS hosted trip to the renowned River Spey, where you will have the opportunity to fish for the remarkable King of Game Fish...

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Peacock Bass

Peacock bass jump

The ultimate fly-fishing experience is on the Agua Boa. Imagine sight-fishing for the jungle’s fiercest fighting fish, the Peacock Bass!


Salmon Fishing
River Tyne

Bywell river tyne salmon

Bywell Salmon Fishing offers a variety of fishing packages to suit all levels of experience. Whether you prefer bank, boat or wading fishing, we have something to suit you. 

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More Trips
Coming Soon.

Marina Gibson with a GT

Perhaps you'll have the chance to do battle with the mighty GT, so keep a space in your diary for 2024.

The fieldcraft app

Learn From Marina

Fieldcraft App
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Get the full overview of how to catch fish on the fly

Marina has recently launched her online fly fishing beginners’ course on the Fieldcraft App which is designed for your mobile or tablet device so you can access the classes on and offline to give you advice 24/7 and off-the-grid.

In 49 comprehensive classes she covers the basics of equipment, knots, safety, etiquette, setting up, entomology, flies, casting, catching and handling fish and more – she will teach you how to crawl before you can walk. This is the first of many courses, so stay tuned for more.

Come and learn her craft.

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