Have a relaxing, hassle free day fly fishing with one of Britain's top experts. Mick McDaid is arguably one of the best fly casters in the country today and has fished all over Britain.

As a fully qualified salmon and trout instructor, Mick is now offering tuition and guidance on all aspects of fly casting and fly fishing for all levels from beginners to advanced and for those who would like to become instructors themselves.

Mick McDaid is a Master Instructor and fully qualified member of the Association of Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructors (A.A.P.G.A.I) and has been professionally teaching fly casting for over 18 years.

Mick is Guideline's UK Casting Demonstrator and has designed their range of new MMD Spey Lines.


  • Qualified assessor - AAPGAI

  • CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checked, child protection awareness

  • L20 (Support Competence Achieved in the Workplace) assessor

  • Full First Aider

Based in Lauder, just a short drive away from the River Tweed, Mick also is also a holder of the Salmon and Trout Association's National Instructor's Certificate (S.T.A.N.I.C.)

Offering private casting tuition concentrating on salmon & trout he is a specialist in Spey & Snake Roll casting.

  • Packages to suit your needs
  • Tackle, waders, life jacket etc available
  • Full liability insurance cover

As the website grows it will contain angling content suitable for the beginner and professional alike & Mick will cover such topics as:

  • Getting started
  • Equipment - What to purchase & how to use it.
  • The best rivers to fish - the rules and etiquette
  • Technique
  • Hints & Tips
  • and so much more.

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Demonstrating Double Spey Casting on the River Wye in Wales
A magnificent 17lb Salmon caught on the River Dee near Banchory
Mick's various intructors badges
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