Sponsors

Kilchoman Whiskey

Established in 2005, Kilchoman (pronounced Kil-ho-man) is one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland. Based on a farm on the rugged west coast of Islay, Kilchoman was the first distillery to be built on the island for 125 years.
Kilchoman displays all that is great about the grass-roots traditions of Scotch whisky distilling. As well as being one of only a handful of distilleries still practicing floor malting, barley is also grown on the farm, making Kilchoman the only distillery to complete all parts of the whisky making process on site. Kilchoman truly is Islay’s farm distillery - from barley to bottling.

 

 

NEARWATER EVENTS

Nearwater Events is run by Tim and Amelia Whitaker. We live and work in St Mawes, Cornwall. Our aim is to organise events to encourage people to come to this area and enjoy what we think is the most beautiful and unspoilt part of England. Our events are professionally organised but we aim always to retain a friendly and personal feel to them. First timers as well as regular participants will always be catered for.

DEREK AUNGER PROFESSIONAL FLY FISHING

Derek is a very  well known, respected and fully qualified game angling instructor with over 50 years fly fishing experience, writing magazine articles and television appearances, England Internationals during 1980s and Bruce & Walker, a leading rod manufacturer marketing the ‘Derek Aunger Saltwater ‘Rod.  A member of the Salmon & Trout Association Instructor, holding the Salmon & Trout Association National Instructors Certificate (STANIC) –Salmon and TroutA past member of Game Angling Instructors’  Association (GAIA)  the Register of Fly Fishing Instructors and Schools (REFFIS)-Salmon and Trout) ,The Association of Stillwater Game Fishery Managers (ASGFM) and The Fly Dressers’ Guild.Expert, qualified instruction in fishing for both salmon and trout, for individuals or groups, from beginner to advanced.  All fly fishing styles covered. Wet, nymph and dry fly techniques, watercraft and entomology. Instruction given in all types of casting, single and double-handed, overhead, roll and Spey casts, double-haul and advanced casting.

ANGLING ACTIVE

Angling Active (previously known as Angling Centre Stirling) is a family run, father and son business partnership – set up in 1999. Martin, the father of the team, retired from the construction industry and decided their passion for angling should be put to good use. With the support of his son Chris, they stepped into the fast moving and exciting world of retail. The location of the store at the heart of some of Scotland's most popular fishing destinations ensured the small tackle store quickly outgrew its humble beginnings and in 2011 the new location at the Agricultural Centre in Stirling was opened. This cemented Angling Active's position as one of the largest tackle stores in Scotland and allowed further investment in stock and the online and mail order business.  They are offering some excellent prices on fly fishing equipment, see their Greys GR70 Fly Outfit.

SNOWBEE

2014 marks a milestone for us as our 30th Anniversary year and as always our Product Development team have been hard at work designing, developing & testing new products, to bring you the latest for innovation and performance. This year brings an exceptional range of new tackle at the cutting edge of modern design and materials.

SELECTAFLY

Selectafly, established in 1980, is a family owned, family run company with a proud history of supplying flies to large numbers of longstanding customers around the world. It's our business. We do the work and we do care! In 2012 the business was taken over by Martin and Jessica Webster who continue to provide a highly personalised service to fly fishers. Selectafly's aim is to provide you with a knowledgeable and reliable supply of flies from either of the two Selectafly ranges or as one of a very few approved retailers stocking 100% of the Fulling Mill range, so…wherever you’re fishing and whatever you’re fishing for, we can help.

FLY FISHING & FLY TYING

The official UL Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival's media partner.

HOTEL ENDSLEIGH

Designed by Jeffry Wyatville for the 6th Duke of Bedford in 1811, Hotel Endsleigh is a stunning Grade I historic house set in 108 acres of fairytale woodland and surrounded by beautiful gardens, follies, grottos, created by Humphry Repton in 1814. Olga Polizzi bought the hotel in 2005 and carefully restored it in the spirit of the regency period, with original pieces and artwork blended with contemporary luxury. Hidden in a secret valley at the edge of the Dartmoor, many of the 16 bedrooms have magnificent views of the gardens, the river Tamar and beyond into Cornwall.

THE FIELD

Dickens was one of the first Field readers. Well, he might have been – he was certainly drinking pals with The Field’s first editor. Back in 1853, the magazine was founded for those who loved shooting, fishing, hunting and could sniff out a decent claret at 1,000 paces.It’s still like that today. The Field gives its readers the best, whether it’s guns, rods, writing or photography. We like to think it’s like a great party – entertaining, informative and provocative.

FUNKY FLYTYING

All the items that you need to tie your own flies.

The fish hook specialists

 

Airflo

Airflo are very happy to be sponsors of the UK fly fishing festival. We continue to lead and innovate the fly line market, especially in the saltwater sector.
We feel our saltwater fly lines are the best in the industry,  and no dought will be a favourite with many of the competitors taking part. Our tippet material ranges are also held in high regard by saltwater anglers worldwide. For more information on Airflo fly lines and fishing tackle, visit our website..

Orvis

Orvis UK is delighted to support the competitors and organisers of the UK Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival 2016 at St Mawes.  My congratulations and thanks to Amelia, Tim, Derek and all the anglers and contributors who had the energy, imagination and great sense to get behind this exciting and relevant event in 2015.  Orvis is the oldest existing fly rod manufacturer in the world and has championed saltwater fly fishing for many decades.  Saltwater guides across the world help Orvis developers to design and build the best saltwater tackle we can imagine – including the SW Helios2 range.  Tight Lines for 2016!

 

We would also like to offer a further thank you to others who have offered their help in some way.
Hotel Tresanton, UK Saltwater Flies, Total Flyfisher Magazine, The Art of Fishing.