Wednesday, 15 June 2011

British Fly Casting Club (BFCC) Wrexham 12th June.

Apart from the weather a great day was had by all.This was my first visit to the BFCC events as a new member.
Tuition for distance casting was readily available to all to help improve their technique and distance.
Various distance casting events were held which were intended to assist in improving personal best performances with badges being awarded for the different classes.I would certainly reccommend a visit to any of the future events.
Visit the BFCC web site at for a full list of results.
Thanks to all the committe for organising a very interesting event.


Sunday, 29 May 2011


I will be present on the GAIA stand on Saturday 18th June  At the Staffordshire County Show ground.If you are attending please visit me on the stand and learn more about the Game Angling Instructors Association and how it can help you to improve your Fly Fishing,Casting and Fly tying skills.
Look forward to meeting you.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Welcome to my Blog

  1. I  am a member of the Game Angling Instructors Association (GAIA) and a fully qualified Professional Game Angling Instructor (GAIC-Single Handed ).
About me.

I have been fly fishing for over forty years and   caught my first grayling on the fly while fishing the River severn in mid wales since that time my passion for the lady of the stream has continued to grow.I am a member of Caersws angling association and Corwen and District,both clubs have excellent waters on the Rivers Severn  and th eWelsh Dee.
I am also a member of the Grayling society, membership of the society provides you with an opportunity to make a direct contribution to the conservation of perhaps the finest of all game fish. I have a keen interest in all types of fly fishing and like to fish both rivers and stillwaters the latter mainly when the rivers are unfishable.
I live in Cheshire  and as a qualified game angling instructor I am able to offer tuition to improve your casting skills and to advise on all aspects of river fishing especially Grayling.
I will  be regularly updating my blog with news and reports of my fishing exploits so please keep in touch.

Thank you andTight Lines

Bernie Ratcliffe

Email :-   Tel :-  0161 980 2353   Mob :- 07977 682  450