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Phil Ratcliffe

Member since: Tuesday, 21 June 2016
Last Visit: Thursday, 20 June 2019
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Phil has been Fly fishing for over thirty years, his passion lies in fishing the rivers for Grayling, Trout and Salmon, however Phil can turn his Fly Fishing knowledge and skills to many aspects of the sport including Carp on the fly. The saltwater holds no bounds if Bass & Mullet is your thing. This passion combined with his teaching skills is why Phil can offer you the best in Professional tuition.

Currently based in Cheshire, Phil is one of a new breed of up and coming instructors. He holds the highest single-handed casting qualification in the UK and Internationally (APGAI and FFI MCI). Phil is also qualified in Double Handed Instruction (APGAI and FFI THCI). He is an accredited Mentor & Assesor for the Game Angling instructors Association, Mentor & Assesor for Fly Fishers International (FFI)

Phil’s aim is to offer you the best guide service and tuition available and as a result will continue to develop his own skills within the Game Angling Instructors Association (GAIA) & Fly Fishers International (FFI)

Contact philflyfishing@aol.co.uk

Website
http://www.philratcliffeflyfishing.co.uk
Address

33 Granary Close, Milton Green

City/Town
Chester
Post Code
CH3 9DE
Country
United Kingdom
UK Country
England
Region/Area
Cheshire
Proximity to
CH3 9DE UK
map_lat
53.1228694
map_lng
-2.808554200000003
Certification
First Aid
Yes
DBS
Yes
Child Protection
No
GAIC Fly Dressing
No
GAIC Single Handed
Yes
GAIC Double Handed
Yes
APGAI Fly Dressing
No
APGAI Single Handed
Yes
APGAI Double Handed
Yes
Other Accreditation
IFFF - Master Casting Instructor (MCI) & Two Handed Casting Instructor (THCI)
Services
Guided Fishing Days
Yes
Hosted Fishing Trips UK
Yes
Hosted Fishing Trips Abroad
Yes
Fishing Breaks
Yes
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