Professional Fly Fishing Guide Service

 

We do not choose to be fly fishing guides on a whim. It is a vocation, a passion that we want to share, a desire to pass on our knowledge, our know-how, our technique but also our sensitivity for aquatic environments. After having fished a lot in France since a very young age, then more regularly and assiduously during my studies in environment in south of France, and in the Alps, I quickly knew that I had to work from this devouring passion. I started my career in the Fishing Federation of Finistère in Quimper for 5 years, then I had the opportunity to pass the Fishing Guide degree in 2004. In 2005, I went to Iceland for a first experience. That is where I met Noël Pollak, an Argentinian manager-guide who will allow me to start working with Nervous Waters company at the end of November 2005. I then continued my career as an international fishing guide guiding in Russia, Argentina, Bolivia, and specialized in migratory fish (Atlantic salmon, sea trout), dorado fishing (Argentina and Bolivia) and then through many trips, saltwater fly fishing to track down bonefishes, tarpons, permits. I have acquired a unique experience thanks to my seasons as guide and manager of world renowned lodges as well as many fishing trips. I wish you'll be interested in coming to french brittany so I can share this passion and experience with you to transmit you my skills and my know-how in this passion which unites us.

Certification, qualification and experience

 

- Fish farming and aquatic environment Degree- 1998

- Fresh water conservation Degree - 1999

- Certified Fishing Instructor and Guide degree - 2004

- Salt water certified instructor and guide Degree - 2004

- Swimmers certifications - 2004

- First Aid Certificate

- Salt water Boat Driving Certificate - 2004

- Fresh water Boat Driving Certificate - 2004

 

- Fishing Federation and Fresh water conservation agent in Finistère from 2001until end of 2005.

- International Fly Fishing Guide and Manager from 2006-2013

- Fishing Manager of Toon Ken Logde on the world famous Rio Grande - Tierra del Fuego - Argentina - 2008 & 2009

- Fishing Manager of Kau Tapen Lodge on the world famous Rio Grande - Tierra del Fuego - Argentina - 2010 à 2013

- Living in Brittany since 2000 - Guide Service since 2006.

 

- Fly Fishing Journalist for several fishing magazines

- Voyages de Pêche

- Predators

- Pêche Mouche, since November 2011

 

- Member of Pro Guide Team: Rio, SAGE, SIMMS

- Sponsored by ARDENT PECHE, french importer of SAGE, REDINGTON, RIO, LOON, CF Design, Royal Wulf brands

 

 

World wide experience

 

I started my fly fishing career in 2005. I had the chance to work directly with world renowned companies such as Nervous Waters, Untamed Angling, Lax-A Angling Club, Frontiers and Ponoi River Company. Here is a summary of my experience as a guide and manager of fly fishing lodge:

 

- 2005 (summer): Iceland - Lax-a Angling Club - Atlantic salmon, sea trout, arctic char

- 2006 (December until May):  Argentina - Pira lodge - Golden dorado fishing

- 2006 (Augsut until September ): Ireland - Pike and trout fishing

- 2007 (December until April ): Argentina - Pira lodge - Golden dorado fishing

- 2007 (May until September ): Russia - Ponoi River - Ryabaga Camp - Atlantic Salmon

- 2008 (mid-December until mid-April): Argentina - Rio Grande - Sea Trout - Guide and Fishing Manager at Toon Ken lodge 

- 2009 (mid-December until mid-April): Argentina - Rio Grande - Sea Trout - Guide and Fishing Manager at Toon Ken lodge

- 2010 (mid-December until mid-April): Argentina - Rio Grande - Sea Trout - Guide at Villa Maria lodge

- 2010 (mid-July until mid-october ): Bolivia - Tsimane lodge - Guide for dorado and pacu - fly fishing in clear water 

- 2011 (mid-December until mid-April): Argentina - Rio Grande - Sea Trout- Guide and Fishing Manager at Kau Tapen lodge

- 2011 (mi-juillet à mi-octobre): Bolivia - Tsimane lodge - Guide for dorado and pacu - fly fishing in clear water 

- 2012 (mid-December until mid-April): Argentina - Rio Grande - Sea Trout- Guide and Fishing Manager at Kau Tapen lodge

- 2013 (mid-December until mid-April) : Argentina - Rio Grande - Sea Trout- Guide and Fishing Manager at Kau Tapen lodge

International fly fishing experience - Travel

I had the chance to travel abroad quite early, first of all with my father who shared the same passion. Then as soon as I had the opportunity, I went to visit new countries, especially between my seasons, to fish new species and learn again and again. Each trip brings a lot of lessons that greatly enrich our experience. By researching various species both in salt water and in freshwater, we acquire, it seems to me, a more complete and rich technique that can be used wisely on other fishing situations anywhere in the world. Reading the water, knowing the fish and their environment and adapting with a good ease in fly casting are the keys to success, not to mention the local guides that are valuable when you use their service. Fly fishing is so varied that it allows us to hunt down a very large number of species and to visit the world, rod in hand. Here are the countries that I could visit with my rod, sometimes alone, sometimes accompanied by my father, or my fishing partner and friend, Olivier.

 

Freshwater trips                                                                                                                         Saltwater trips

Argentina: Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia, Corrientes, Missiones                                          Bahamas: Abaco lodge, Bair's Lodge

Western U.S : Montana, Idaho, Whyoming                                                                            Venezuela: Los Roques

Iceland: East & West Ranga, Varma, Arnavasheidi, Jokla, Minnivallalaekur                     Mexico: Punta Allen

Austria: Mur River european taimen                                                                                      New Caledonia: Pine Island, Poingam

Germany: Werstac'h european taimen                                                                                  Florida: Islamorada, Biscayne Key

Ireland: Conemara, Navan, Lough Sheelin, Lough Ramor,...                                              Cuba: Cayo Cruz, Cayo Santa Maria

Slovenia: Soca & Idrijca                                                                                                             Seychelles: Mahé, Desroches Island, St Joseph, Poivre

Russia: Ponoi River, Yokanga                                                                                                      

Norway: Gaula, Rena, Glomma, Trisil

Quebec: St Pierre lake, Massawippi, Memphremagog lake, Nicolet River 

New Zealand: South Island

My job: Teach you my passion

A team work!