Situated on a variety of beautiful river ways owned by the hotel, including the Tamar Thrushel and Lyd, the event is a chance to get outside and appreciate the wonderful river systems in Devon.
The festival will feature daily demonstrations and workshops where the resident instructors will be sharing their valuable knowledge gained from years of experience. Several topics will be covered in these demonstrations including dry fly techniques, casting fundamentals and tying mayflies.
The instructors will also be at the various fly fishing locations over the weekend offering help and advice.
The Arundell Arms, which has built up a reputation over the last 50 years for being a premier fishing hotel, is fortunate enough to have two resident AAPGAI instructors. AAPGAI or Association of Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructors is a recognised organisation formed in 2003 with the aim of improving the standards of game angling instruction. To qualify for AAPGAI status the candidate must show excellent communication and teaching skills as well as an in-depth knowledge of many fishing topics including casting techniques, conservation and fish biology.
Tim Smith, one of the instructors running the event, is looking forward to the festival. “It’s shaping up to be a great weekend, hopefully it will be the first of many and become an event fishermen will have marked in their calendars to look forward to.”
The hotel owners also hope the festival will remind people of the beautiful countryside in Devon and the great importance of river conservation.
A full time table of events and prices are available on the Arundell Arms website - www.arundellarms.com/
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The Arundell Arms also has an online store (http://www.arundellarmsshop.co.uk/