Based around Keswick, Eric Hope is one of the few Lakeland professional guides to offer both game and coarse angling trips. He has an impressive tally of big pike and perch with his clients and also offers qualified fly casting tuition for salmon and trout to individuals and groups. With a lifetimes experience of big fish and wild waters all over the world including Russia, USA and Norway, Eric has a knowledge of lake district fishing second to none and has been guiding professionally since 1993.
Pike and perch fishing days are usually spent afloat in one of the boats on whichever local waters are offering the best sport. Good quality fishing and safety equipment is provided and as a qualified instructor, Eric is CRB checked and holds an up to date first aid certificate as well as RYA Day Skipper ticket. Typical days out involve exploring various areas of a lake using a range of methods, and are a great way to improve the anglers’ expertise. Whilst experienced anglers are very welcome aboard Eric has a reputation as a great teacher and for the novice or improver a day afloat can really boost the anglers’ ability. Fly fishing tuition is tailored to suit the learners needs and is offered on a one to one or group basis on either still or running water as appropriate.