About Me!

      Welcome to my page and hopefully the start of your journey into the fascinating world of Fly Fishing. I have just had good news that I have been selected to represent England again in the PSUK River Fly Fishing Home Internationals on the Welsh River Dee in June 2022 indeed I have been informed that I am to captain the EPFFA England teams. I am also selected for the EPFFA representing the Eastern Region in the GB PSUK Still Water Championships on the Lake of Menteith in Scotland also in June 2022. Hopefully I will qualify for the EPFFA England Team for Reservoirs when we fish the EPFFA qualifier in April 2022 on Rutland Water.

        So, why take up Fly Fishing? Not only is it such a rewarding hobby/sport/pass-time but it has benefits to health as well. If you have watched the recent programmes by Robson Green & Jim fishing in Iceland they wax lyrical about the personal therepy that fly fishing can have because it is so completely engrossing enabling you to lose yourself in fishing escaping everything else save the fishing and surroundings. The benefits of fly fishing are now apparently recognised by the NHS and it is being trialed on prescription for treating anxiety and depression. It is also a useful therepy for persons recovering from masectomy operations because of the gentle excercise of the muscles around that part of the body.

    I am a licenced instructor for Game Fishing and have been a fly fisherman for over 56 years on both Rivers and Stillwater’s. I hold a L2 CCA  Certificate in Game Angling, Licenced by the Angling Trust/ Sport UK as an Angling Lead Coach to instruct all age groups. Licence No. 1274 and I am currently a Community First Responder with East of England Ambulance Service. 

            I was a Police Officer for 38 years, and currently run my force fly fishing section. I won the EPFFA England National Rivers Championships in 2013 and in 2015. I  captained our England team at the PSUK Home Internationals in Scotland in 2014 and regularly represent EPFFA England at European, International and National level competitions in both River and Still Water Trout Fishing

            During my working life I have been an instructor in law, firearms, First Aid and Child Protection and after retiring I thought why not use the skills learned at work and my passionate hobby to become qualified to instruct professionally, attended a course run by the Angling Trust under Sport UK and the Angling Development Board at Moulton Agricultural College in Northampton and qualified as a Game Angling Instructor in November 2014.

            Over the years I have taught many people the art of fly fishing and  regularly assist with the Fishing for Heroes Charity for ex-servicemen/women suffering from PTSD and the Masonic Fly Fishing Charity helping disabled and disadvantaged children and adults.





Not usually available on Mondays due to First Responder duties  with East of England Ambulance Service. 

     All Fisheries have now opened and restrictions have been lifted for teaching fly fishing. With so many people taking up angling as an outdoor exercise it would be wise to book up in advance for a lesson or two.

      For anyone interested in taking up the gentle art of fly-fishing there are many U tube sites on the internet though sadly as a dinosaur I have no idea how to make such new fangled things but there are some very good ones on casting by Hywel Morgan and Simon Kidd from Snowbee Tackle being two of the best in my humble opinion.

      I would also recomend U Tubes by one of the other instructors at Chigboro - Tim Joyce.

      By all means contact me via e-mail for future dates or telephone for a chat about my passion for angling and why fly fishing is such a wonderful way to relax. It is recognized by the medical proffession to help with depression and some mental health issues as well as having benefits in recovery from a masectomy.

      I wish everyone well, keep safe and follow the advice from the the government and I hope to be able to teach many of you now that fishing is once more available to us.  

  Iain Fraser.             




EPFFA National River Champion 2013

2014 England EPFFA Team Internationals in Wales.

2015 EPFFA National River Champion 

2016 England EPFFA River Team member at PSUK Home Internationals N.Ireland.

2017 Winner of Essex EPSA Championship

2018 Winner EPSA Championship

2018 Winner of EPFFA Eastern Region Pairs

2019 Winner of Eastern Region EPFFA Pairs.

2019 Winner Eastern Region EPFFA Memorial Trophy

2020- All competitions cancelled due to Covid 19

2021 - All competitions cancelled due to covid 19

2022 - Captain for EPFFA England River Squad at Home Internationals in Wales.




Iain Fraser 
Area Co-ordinator for Essex Voluntary Bailiff Service - Angling Trust and Environment Agency. 


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