Gareth Lewis

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Hailing from the base of the beautiful and picturesque Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales, Gareth Lewis is a professionally qualified game angling instructor, ex-river fly fishing guide, and proud member of the Partridge of Redditch and Semperfli Pro Teams. Gareth has also contributed to a number of national fly fishing magazines and publications throughout the last decade.

Gareth’s fishing is firmly rooted in the world of both small stream tributaries and larger free-stone waters of South Wales (specifically, the rivers Usk, Taff and Ewenny) and targets both wild brown trout and grayling. Likewise, his fly dressing is matched to suit.

Introduced to fly fishing by his father when he was 10 years old, Gareth caught the fly tying bug a few months later. In the 30 years that followed, Gareth has dressed flies and demonstrated at a range of national shows (British Fly Fair International, Irish Fly Fair, Fly Fest, Welsh Fly Fair, North Wales Country Fair, to name but a few), as well as various Fly Dresser’s Guild events and fishing club evenings.

Concerning Mayflies (Ephemera danica) - Monnow Mayfly Variant

For eight years, Gareth passionately conveyed knowledge and teaching via guided trips, casting lessons, and event demos, and continues to demonstrate fly dressing patterns and techniques at shows throughout the country.

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