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Fly Fishing In The Peak District

Learn how to fly fish on Peak District Spa's lake with professional instructor Peter Lax

Fly Fishing Tuition 

Fly Fishing LessonsRivendale Holiday Park has teamed up with professional fly fishing instructor Peter Lax to provide guests with the opportunity to learn to fly fish in the Peak District, whatever skill level you're at. Whether you're a total beginner who just wants to get a taster for real fly fishing, or an experienced angler looking for some advice and tuition on how to improve your technique, we can devise a package to suit you. 

Fly Fishing started some 2000 years ago as a pastime & recreational activity. Fly fishing is a fantastic way to spend a day captivated by nature, and can be enjoyed by all. Age and gender are unimportant - in fact, the UK Rod Caught Salmon Record (set in 1922) is held by a lady. Situated in the heart of Derbyshire, we are lucky to have some of the best fisheries available nearby, as well as the best talent to help teach it. Taking up one of our tuition packages means you can spend some of your stay discovering the stunning Peak District countryside, as well as taking some time to actually connect with it! 

Peter Lax

Peter Lax is a Professional Game Angling Instructor, qualified at GAIC Level for Game Angling Techniques with a single handed Rod, and a UKCC Level 2 Game Angling Coach License. Whilst also possessing a wealth of fly fishing and tutoring experience, ready to be passed on to his tutees. More information can be found by visiting his website


Guests can visit Rivendale in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District and stay in one of our many types of accommodation, before heading out to fish on our onsite fly fishing lake, or one of the many spectacular rivers and fisheries nearby. The fly fishing tuition and accommodation are both booked through us, although stays in our accommodation can be booked for any desired period of time. 

Fly Fishing Packages

Below we have summarised two 'standard' packages - one for beginners, and one for the keen fisherman. However, these are not set in stone and it is possible to customise a package to suit your requirements by arrangement. 

Our tuition courses are subject to terms and conditions provided separately by Rivendale and our instructors, which should be read and understood fully before purchasing.


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Fly Fishing Beginners Taster Session (2 people)

Minimum 2 nights for 2 people.

A fly fishing taster session – ideal for beginners, or those wanting to sample fly fishing on our own fishing lake, with a friendly & professional fly fishing instructor. Arrive at our luxurious bed and breakfast rooms and settle in for the night. The next morning, your ‘taster’ day will begin at 9am sharply (straight after breakfast!) with a morning of theory, before embarking on our fishing lake in the afternoon to try out what you’ve learned!

Bed and Breakfast rooms can be extended for as long as you would like (at the standard room rate), however the package includes a minimum of two nights.


  • Two night’s Bed and Breakfast at Peak District Spa (£70 or £80 per night according to room rate) – can be extended to suit
  • Professional Instructor for one days fishing tuition
  • Tickets for half a day fishing on Rivendale’s Fly Fishing Lake
  • Tackle included within the instructor price
  • Continental breakfast will be provided which includes tea and coffee as well as a choice of cereal or toast

Price:  £169 (minimum) - £184 (maximum) per person.

Fly Fishing Intermediate Package (2 people)

Minimum 3 nights, for 2 people.


  •  A minimum of three nights luxury Bed and Breakfast at Peak District Spa 
  • Professional fly fishing instructor for 2 days 
  • Two half day tickets on our fishing lake 
  • A days fishing offsite at either Cressbrook & Litton Fly Fishers Club Beat on the beautiful River Wye or a still water location with a professional instructor 
  • Fishing tackle rental included 
  • Optional lunch (eat in or takeaway at The Stables Cafe)

Price: Approximately £312 per person 

Deposit:  £125

Advanced ticket purchase deposit (done at a later date): £86

For parties larger than two people, please call or email us – we can then arrange accommodation, additional instructors and a package to better to suite your requirements.

Peter Lax Terms and Conditions 

Rivendale Terms and Condition

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