Peter Cockwill International Fisherman

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About Peter Cockwill

Peter Cockwill is a world record holding fisherman
specialising in  fishing trips worldwide

Coarse fishing from 5 on the canal at Bude in Cornwall Pete has been fly fishing since the age of 11 when he started on the North Cornish streams and then some of the older reservoirs in Cornwall (which are now all coarse waters).

He learnt to tie flies at 14 and in 1965 at 18 began work for the Cornwall River Authority (now the Environment Agency) in the Pollution and Fisheries department before moving to Surrey in 1968 as commissioning Chemist on a new sewage disposal works. This job with a Local Authority evolved into running all the outside works department in the days when Councils did all manner of functions.

At the same time Pete was developing his fly fishing skills as the newly emerging small stillwaters evolved and he also fished the larger reservoirs.

He qualified to teach fly fishing back in 1981 by which time he had already started to develop three small lakes on a private estate into an exclusive syndicate. Being able to operate excavators and most machinery he cut all the wood to make platforms, bank reinforcements, bridges, stores and a fishing hut as well as doing all the maintenance work single handed. That’s many many hours of pushing mowers, sweeping leaves and cutting hedges.

Guided Fishing Trips

Destination fishing can be the ambition to cast a fly on an English chalk stream or to pitch a nymph into one of our famous “big trout” waters.

It can be the ‘once in a lifetime trip’ to a far away destination linked in with the aim of catching an exotic species or the ultimate trophy.
With huge experience coupled with a formidable track record I can help you achieve your dream and if it really is a one off to somewhere like Alaska or Argentina then nothing beats having someone with you who knows the route and the potential hazards as well as the best places and techniques.
Alaska

Alaska

UK Trout

UK Trout

South America

South America

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Wonderful fishing requires
a good mix of combined skills

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Our Latest Posts

London Fly Fishing Fair

London Fly Fishing Fair

Mar 27 2018

Sue and I attended the London Fly Fishing Fair on behalf of Luciano Alba who owns Laguna Verde Lodge on Lake Strobel…

It’s all go.

It’s all go.

Feb 26 2018

Coming to the end of February and it’s been a really cold month. Starting work at Dever Springs has meant being bundled…

Argentina’s rainbows and the new job

Argentina’s rainbows and the new job

Feb 06 2018

Got back yesterday from two weeks at Laguna Verde lodge on Lago Strobel (Argentina’s mecca for giant rainbows). This was another really…

Up and away – to Argentina

Up and away – to Argentina

Jan 10 2018

Interesting week coming. Monday Jan 15th starts off with dentist and some nice root canal work followed by last day in the…

 

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