Your Instructor

 Eoin Fairgrieve A.A.P.G.A.I

The Fly Fishing Centre is owned and operated by Eoin Fairgrieve. Eoin is a fully qualified casting member of the Association of Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructors (A.A.P.G.A.I). Whilst working as a ghillie on the River Tweed, he became one of the youngest ever instructors to qualify in both the A.A.P.G.A.I trout and salmon disciplines and has been professionally teaching fly casting and fly fishing for over twenty eight years. In 2000 Eoin set up an angling development program called 'Tweedstart' to encourage more children to take up fishing. In 2005 he was appointed Scotland's first Angling Development Officer and taught over 10,000 children all aspects of fly fishing including entomology, habitat & conservation as well as fly casting and fishing techniques. Inspired by teaching many youngsters to fish, Eoin has written two children's educational fly fishing books called My First Trout and My First Salmon. In recognition of his work with youth development within the sport, he was awarded the Arthur Oglesby Award in 2011 for services to fly fishing.

Eoin has travelled around the world demonstrating spey casting and conducting fly fishing seminars as well as working as a tackle development consultant for Loop Tackle Design and government agencies. He is also is a regular features writer and photographer for the UK's leading angling publication,Trout & Salmon Magazine, and has contributed to angling publications in Europe, USA and South America. As a keen angling photographer, his images have been profiled by both Global Fly Fisher and Flymage as well as featured in magazines and product catalogues within the fly fishing world. In 2006 Eoin was a member of the Scottish Fly Casting Team, winning the Emerald World Speycasting Championships.

To contact Eoin regarding instruction: Tel: ++44(0)1573 226700, Mob: ++44(0)771 5977060, E-mail:,