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

Two Day Beginners' Course

A condensed version of our four-day course, the weekend two-day course involves a day on the lake followed by a day on our beautiful rivers. Practical instruction in trout fishing is combined with workshops and lectures to give a comprehensive grounding in the sport. You will be taught basic fly casting, fly choice, knots, the habits of fish and the techniques with which to catch them.

Adult  - £300 per person
Under 17  - £200 per person 

2020 dates (arrive Friday): 

Sat 18th - Sun 19th April 

Sat 23rd - Sun 24th May 

Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd August 

Tuition, guiding, courses and fishing day tickets are all available to non-residents of the hotel. The course and tuition prices include all fishing charges and tackle hire, but not an EA rod licence* or any accommodation, unless otherwise stated. For accommodation charges please see hotel tariff. A ‘full day’ covers a minimum of four hours with an instructor; plus fishing on the beat for the day. A ‘half day’ covers a minimum of two hours with an instructor; plus fishing for the remainder of the morning or afternoon session. Deposit: We request a 50% course fee deposit per participant on booking. This deposit will be returned if you give us more than 31 days notice of cancellation.

*The Environment Agency have reviewed the way fishing licences are sold, and are ending the system of Retained Agents. As from 1 April 2017 the Arundell Arms will no longer be a licence agent. The responsibility to have a licence is that of the angler. Licences must be obtained before fishing, and can be obtained from the Post Office, by phone on 0344 800 5386, or from