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Game Angling Instructors' Association

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Welcome to the Game Angling Instructors’ Association (GAIA)

GAIA has over 400 qualified instructors in the United Kingdom, Southern Ireland, Italy and the United States.  It is one of the oldest Flycasting and Instructing organisations in the country and has highly regarded APGAI awards in three disciplines:

  • Single Handed Casting (Trout, Grayling etc)
  • Double Handed Casting (Salmon)
  • Fly Dressing

Whatever your age or standard, whether total beginner or just requiring a fine tune before an upcoming trip, having a lesson or two can save much frustration and wasted time at your fishing destination.  Please click on the box above to search for qualified instructors in your area.    If you would like to become an instructor or are just thinking about it at this stage, please click on the box above to find out more information about the processes involved and register as an Associate Member;  the first step on your exciting journey to becoming one of our instructors.

Our members hold open days as part of their continuing professional development. See our events page to see if there is one near you.  Do come along and watch a casting or fly tying demonstration or have a go at both, we would be delighted to see you.

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