Becoming a Casting Instructor 

Becoming a Casting Instructor

Casting a fly rod is obviously essential to learning to fly fish and your skills as a fly caster along with your knowledge of fly fishing will be tested to a required standard. As with any sport, practice and training are essential to keep one’s skills tuned to a high level.  GAIA will offer you opportunites to work in the company of your peers to achieve whatever level you desire.

In terms of our membership, we are a broad church made up of folk from various backgrounds. Some of our members work in the fly fishing industry mainly as guides, others are in the tackle business or operate solely as casting instructors. Some own, manage or work in fisheries. Others help out with juniors and local club members on a part time or voluntary basis, or are simply members who wish to keep their casting skills at the highest level and help others to do the same.

Whatever your reasons for setting out on this path you will be welcomed. However, be warned... The workload is high and you must expect to have to dedicate a lot of time to the task. Of course, you can set your own pace as to when to take assessments and your work with local groups and individual mentors will enable you to assess your progress.

What we can promise you is our commitment to see you succeed and give you all the support you need in order for you to reach your goals. The rest is down to you!


Step by step guide to becoming a GAIA Casting Instructor

Getting Started

Fill out the Membership enquiry form, it only takes a moment. Please note that applicants for "Junior Membership" must be between 16 and 18 years of age at time of application.

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