Tim Gaunt-Baker - Your Fly Fishing
Instructor & Guide
I have been a professional fly
fishing instructor here in the UK for 12 years
fact have over 40 years of
Game Angling experience to my credit; a note in my Grandfather’s record book verifies
17th 1945, Brown Trout- 15 3/4oz - from the bomb hole on Burniston Beck. Taken on a Grey Duster
- Tim’s first fish!'
To this day I still catch fish on a Grey
Duster on the numerous streams and rivers
around the UK; likewise on the
Narborough Trout Lakes here in Norfolk.
My passion for salmon fishing started when I was a buyer for a large
agricultural merchant and I was sent to Scotland to buy seed potatoes.
Whist talking to a farmer one day he noticed my trout rods in
the back of the car and asked if I would like to fish his bit of river that evening. I duly
turned up with my trout rod in hand ready for the fray.
”Nay, you don’t need that little fiddle stick; Joe's in the
yard and he’s got the rod for you!” said the farmer with quiet assurance. Joe
certainly was in the yard with a rod that was easily four times the size of my little
To cut a long story short, Joe took me out on the river and told me
to cast to the other side of the bank. The first cast fell in a heap, the second was not a
lot better, but the third cast went much further, disappearing down stream at a rate of
knots. Finally, with just a little help from Joe I landed a 10lb bar of
silver - my first salmon! Talk about hooked for life!
These days I fly fish for all species of game fish as well
as some coarse fish, and nothing gives me more satisfaction than helping others
to enjoy the gentle art of fly fishing be it with a single-handed rod for trout
fishing or with a double handed rod for salmon
I am a licensed coach with the Angling Development Board and hold
the prestigious instructors qualifications A.P.G.A.I. (Advanced Professional Game Angling
Instructor) and the GAIC from the Game Anglers Instructors Association, where I am a member of
the assessors team.
I am also closely associated with Hardy Greys for whom I am a
leading member of the Hardy Greys Academy of Instructors.
Furthermore, I run fly
fishing courses for all levels of ability at Narborough Trout Lakes and
other venues in Norfolk and Suffolk in the UK, as well as spey casting courses locally,
in Yorkshire, Derbyshire and in the Scottish Borders - again for all
abilities. I also run courses for those interested in saltwater fly fishing.
When I'm not busy running one of the flyfishing
courses, you'll almost certainly find me demonstrating fly casting at country fairs and shows
around the UK. If you see me at any of these events please don't hesitate to introduce
yourself; I am in my element talking about the world of game
Finally, I'd love you to come and join me for a really
great fishing experience. If you're
new to the world of fly fishing it will be my pleasure to share my wealth of knowledge with you
and almost certainly open up a whole new world for you.
My aim is to create a fishing experience for you that
is highly instructive yet a lot of fun at the same time; and of course I try my hardest to
create the opportunity for you to actually catch some fish!
Likewise, if you're an experienced fisherman then I'm sure I
can offer plenty of invaluable coaching advice to take your sport to the next
Just check the pages on this site and book a
course that appeals to you, or if you don’t find anything that meets your
current needs, contact me by Email and I will almost certainly be able to
tailor a package to match your requirements.
I look forward to seeing you on the river soon.