Instructor Profile - Stephen Gill

I stared fly-fishing  when I was 7 years old; my granddad, father, and uncle  were the  ones that introduced me to the fine art of fly-fishing.  I fished mostly on  the river Ericht and Isla for  trout, grayling, and,salmon.

When I was 18  I had a bad  car crash  which  left me paralyzed [paraplegic] and  I became a wheelchair user.  I thought my fishing  days were over and I knew I couldn’t get down to the river now as access is a big issue.  So I used my skills to take up boat fishing and still water fly fishing instead.

Since then I have represented the Scotland Disabled International Fly-Fishing team 6 times.  I have Captained the team twice, and won many trophies along the way.

As well as being a qualified SGAIC instructor I am also a Licensed  Level 2 Coach.
I have been checked by disclosure Scotland through CRBS, and have attended a course in child protection. I have a first aid certificate, and personal accident and public liability insurance in angling.

07738 817655