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Asociation of Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructors.Hi my name is Clive Mitchelhill I am a fully qualified and Full Time Game Angling Instructor living in Cumbria. I am a full and active member of the Association of Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructors (AAPGAI) as well as being part of the assessment team for both the Trout and Salmon disciplines at all levels. I also hold all of the International Federation of Fly Fishers casting qualifications (now known as Fly Fishers Internatonal) at all levels, and I am fully licensed and insured, CRB checked, (Criminal Record Bureau) and trained in both child protection and first aid. Most of my work is based around Fly Fishing in Cumbria, but I am frequently involved with tuition and demonstrations all around the country.


Qualifications include:

  • AAPGAI Masters Certificate (Trout & Salmon)
  • IFFF Masters Certificate + THCI
  • STANIC (S&TA National Instructors Certificate)
  • Instructor/Coach Licensed
  • CRB checked
  • Child Protection Training
  • Full First Aid Certificate
  • L20 Qualified Assessor


This is me:

Hope I haven't scared you off already.

Clive Mitchelhill (AAPGAI & FFF)My aim is to provide a professional, enjoyable and informative service for all. Simply give me a call or contact me by email to let me know what your personal requirements are. You may be interested in learning how to Spey Cast or just improving your existing skills, or it may be that you wish to cast further, but still maintain a good presentation, in which case the Double Haul will be the cast for you. If you simply wish to improve your all round angling ability, then specially tailored courses are available, which include aPreparing for a session whole range of activities, just click on the Courses link at the top of the page to see if there is something that may be of interest to you. Please feel free to browse my website, as I have tried to include something for everyone. So "Tight Lines" to one and all, and let me take this opportunity to wish you every success in your fishing pursuits.




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A.A.P.G.A.I. WorkshopOne of the many workshops held by our organisation, to ensure that you receive some of the best quality tuition currently available. You will see many of our members at the major Game Fairs and shows delivering many of the casting demonstrations, why not come along and visit us, we will be more than happy to help.


The Snake Roll (one of the many Spey casting techniques, and a very useful cast to have in your armoury)

I am a great believer that the Snake Roll cast is definitely a cast to add to your list of casting abilities. Unfortunately this cast has had some bad press in the past, and has been labeled as a fancy platform cast, but believe me when I tell you that it is a very useful cast to know. It allows you to deliver a fly to a running fish very quickly, and as you know running fish are not the best of takers, so by being able to place the fly into a new position, and into the fishes field of vision very quickly you are offering yourself an additional opportunity to make contact with a fish that would generally be gone in an instant. Also, (and you can see this for yourself) this cast will cause much less disturbance on the water than you will get when executing a Double Spey (fact). This is not a difficult cast to learn, and it is well worth putting it into practice when you get the opportunity.


Talk to us at the Game Fairs, and let us know how we can help youYou will see me and my colleagues at some of the Game Fairs again this year, so why not come along and have a chat. We will be happy to tell you about our joint venture that is The Complete Angling Experience and to answer any questions you may have with regard to your own personal requirements.


For many years one of my main stream objectives has always been the Introduction of youngsters into angling and to hopefully impress upon them the importance of the environment in which we all live, and because of this I am involved with a not for profit company, set up with my colleagues, known as Borderlines. One of the objectives of Borderlines is to bring many more youngsters into the sport of angling at no cost whatsoever to themselves. This is now proving to be very successful and the feedback from the schools and many other organisations has been fantastic.

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