Meet in the Devonshire Hotel car park (BD23 6AJ) - it's the first entrance on the right if you are approaching the hotel from the A59; if possible, keep to the right hand side of the car park and park near the cricket pitch entrance.

If you click the link below it will open a new web page in your browser showing the location in Google maps.

Devonshire Hotel, Bolton Abbey - BD23 6AJ

Whatever the forecast, you should bring a waterproof jacket and wear seasonal clothing. For safety reasons, you should wear a hat and a pair of glasses or sunglasses. If you haven't got a pair of chest waders please let me know your foot size and I'll provide them.

If you have your own fishing equipment please feel free to bring it along. In any event I will bring a rod with me which you can use free of charge during your lesson.

For lunch, you can either bring your own or eat in one of the cafes on the estate; if you let me know beforehand what you intend to do I'll follow suit.

Important: Please note that you will need an Environment Agency rod licence (coarse and non-migratory trout rod licence, currently £6 for a day ticket) available from any Post Office or online ( Failure to have a rod licence may result in prosecution with a maximum fine of £2500 and a criminal conviction; please ensure you have a rod licence before starting to fish.

For insurance purposes, I'm currently obliged to share my risk assessment with you - this contains special precautions owing to CV-19 on the final page (see below). Please bring hand sanitiser for your own use.

Risk Assessment Form Bolton Abbey.pdf