The Arundell Arms Hotel, Lifton, Devon, PL16 0AA +44 (0) 1566 784666
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Tuition & courses

Fly fishing is absorbing. For some it's the scenery and solitude of the wild surroundings. For others it's the anticipation of what the next cast will bring. Hours of tranquility are punctuated by heart-racing excitement. It's addictive, challenging, rewarding and no two days are the same - everyone should try it.

We have two full-time fishing instructors, David Pilkington and Tim Smith. They both hold the prestigious AAPGAI advanced qualifications. Over the past 60 years thousands of men and women, boys and girls have learned to fish at The Arundell Arms. Each year we run a number of beginners’ fly-fishing courses on river and still water, and also give individual and group tuition from beginner to advanced level.

The prices below include all fishing charges and tackle hire, but not an EA rod licence (available from the hotel from £3.75 per day) or any accommodation. A '4hr session' covers a minimum of four hours with an instructor; plus fishing on the beat for the day. A '2hr session' covers a minimum of two hours with an instructor; plus fishing for the remainder of the morning or afternoon session. The tuition, guiding and fishing courses are all available to non-residents of the hotel.


One-to-One: Group Tuition and Guiding

Four-Day Beginners' Course

Two-Day Beginners' Course

Salmon Fishing Beginners' Course

Wild Trout Festival

Sea Trout Weekends

Guided Sea Trout Night Fishing

Guided Saltwater Fly Fishing

Guided Loch-Style Boat Fishing

The Arundell Arms Fly Rod McNab


One-to-One, Group Tuition and Guiding

Whether you have never picked up a fishing rod before or are an experienced angler looking to brush up your casting or fishing skills, our instructors are here to help. Lessons are tailored to suit your needs and requirements and will take place on one of our seven rivers, the lake or on the coast. All tackle can be provided at no extra cost. It is essential to book tuition and guides in advance.

Price


Full day - minimum of 4hrs personal tuition.

£190 per person

£210 for 2-3 persons

£270 for 4-5 persons

£125 per person (under 17)

Half day - morning or afternoon session - minimum of 2 hrs personal tuition

£110 per person

£150 for 2-3 persons

£170 for 4-5 persons

£75 per person (under 17)



Four-Day Beginners' Course

A four-day course in trout fishing for beginners from age 11 upwards. Our most popular course. Complete beginners, handling a fly rod for the first time, can come on one of these courses and be led gradually, stage by stage, to the point where after four days they will be able to fish for river and lake trout reasonably well by themselves. The course involves a day's casting instruction followed by a day's stillwater fishing at Tinhay Lake, leading to two days' fishing on the rivers. This in-depth, practical instruction is combined with workshops and lectures on tackle, safety, fly-tying, entomology, rivercraft, fish behaviour and much more. This course - while continually updated - has been run at The Arundell Arms for over 60 years and has been the starting point for thousands of fly fishers.

Price


£475 per person

£295 per person (under 17)

Dates



Friday 18th – Monday 21st April

Friday 2nd – Monday 5th May

Friday 13th – Monday 16th June

Friday 25th – Monday 28th July

Friday 15th - Monday 18th August

Friday 5th – Monday 8th September

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Offers

'TWIXMAS BREAK' 27th - 30th December

'TWIXMAS BREAK' 27th - 30th December.

Bed & Breakfast from £99

Bed, breakfast and our fabulous five - course tasting menu from £129


Subject to availability. Rates shown are per room per night and based on two adults sharing a Classic double or twin room. This offer is available between the 27th - 30th Dec 2014. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

'TASTE OF THE WEST' WINTER WARMER

One night bed & breakfast including our fabulous five-course 'Taste of the West' tasting menu from just £139.

Two nights' bed & breakfast with five - course 'Taste of the West' tasting menu on one evening of your choice from just £229.

Three nights' bed & breakfast with five course 'Taste of the West' tasting menu on one evening and three course bar menu on another evening of your choice, from just £299.


Subject to availability. Rates shown are per room per night and based on two adults sharing a Classic double or twin room. This offer is available between the 1st January - 31st March 2015. A £10 supplement per room per night is applied to stays on a Friday and Saturday. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

SUNDAY NIGHT SAVER

Enjoy one night bed & breakfast plus our fabulous five - course tasting menu from just £129.

Subject to availability. Rate shown is per room per night and based on two adults sharing a Classic double or twin room. This offer is available until the 21st Dec 2014.

ADVANCE PURCHASE RATE

It pays to plan. Receive a fabulous 15% off our best available bed & breakfast rate when you book at least 30 days prior to your stay.

This offer is subject to availability, only applies to bed & breakfast rate, is inclusive of VAT and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Reservations must be made a minimum of 30 days in advance to qualify for the 15% discount. Reservations must be fully pre-paid and the booking is non-transferable and non-refundable. Payment will be taken by The Arundell Arms within 24 hours of booking. A maximum of four rooms can be booked on this offer at one time.

GOURMET DEVON AUTUMN BREAK

(Book two nights or more and receive a complimentary glass of pre-dinner champagne)

One night bed & breakfast including our fabulous five course tasting menu from just £159.

Two nights bed & breakfast with five course tasting menu on one evening of your choice from just £249.

Three nights bed & breakfast with five course tasting menu on one evening and three course bar menu on another evening of your choice, from just £339.

Subject to availability. Rates shown are per room per night and based on two adults sharing a Classic double or twin room. This offer is available between the 1st October - 23rd December 2014. A £10 supplement per room per night is applied to stays on a Friday and Saturday. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.