Real Farm Holidays


Salmon School

Upcoming Schools

Summer School 7th – 14th July 2024

Autumn SalmonSchool   6th October – 13th October 2024

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Phone 01576 510 200 or email

Now in our 19th year!  Hosted by Anthony Steel of Kirkwood & Mark Bowler of Fly Fishing & Fly Tying Magazine with expert casting tuition from our instructors.


If you want to learn and improve spey casting while standing a good chance of catching a salmon with expert guidance on techniques and water craft, then the Salmon School is for you.

There’s no need for previous salmon fishing experience. The school ideally suits anglers who have caught trout on flies, but possibly never salmon.

You will be fishing on two top-class beats, Kirkwood and Jardine Hall. On each beat you will be accompanied by experienced anglers and instructors for casting tuition. You will mainly fish hard and learn by experience but there will be talks and tuition sessions as well.  The spey casting tuition is second to none & we catch fish!  Nearly every year there has been at least one caught….


Many anglers come again and again as they want to refresh their skills, keep improving their techniques, and also to take advantage of these fantastic fishing retreat packages!  With all your food, accommodation, guidance and fishing included our schools offer tremendous value for money.

At the Summer School we will teach depending on weather/conditions, ie if the water is high we will be going for salmon, if the water is low we’ll be showing you how to fish for trout or sea trout.  So this is not specificially a Salmon School but is being run as a Summer School as we expect to go for a range of fish on this one.

Arrival:  Welcome by river for initial casting demos/tuition.

To cottages for 7pm dinner with after dinner talk on salmon lifecycle etc

Breakfasts 8-8.45 then full days of fishing / learning.

Spey-casting: tuition, practising and perfecting with Lee Cummings

Watercraft, advice and guidance from Anthony Steel and Mark Bowler

Lunches by river, Kirkwood and Jardine Hall beats

Hopefully salmon/fish to be caught!

7pm dinners with after dinner talks/demos such as fly tying

Final “celebratory” dinner at Kirkwood House.

Depart for home after breakfast

All inclusive – Accommodation, Fishing, Tuition, Guidance, Meals (incl snacks)

* – couples (or people from the same household) can join us, and will get a discount if they share a bedroom/bathroom

The ladies joining us will be given their own cottage. ie not sharing a cottage with men.

* Feedback from previous Salmon Schools (60+ questionnaires completed anonymously, scores average):
“Value for money of school overall” – we scored 9.08 out of 10!
“Learning Benefit of the school overall” we scored 9.53 out of 10!
“Enjoyment of the school overall” we scored 9.66 out of 10!

Book Now!
Phone 01576 510 200 or email

See bottom of page for terms and conditions.

Brian Glover & fish

Glyn Teaching



Casting Demonstration

Terms & Conditions

Sadly, we must remind you that weather is a major factor in fishing and if faced with poor weather conditions we may have to change how we fish or the location. In very high water spinning and worming is possible and permitted. It is unlikely that we would not be able to fish at all, but it is possible. If so, we would have extra tuition and talks and organise more fly tying sessions etc. Once booked and paid for no refunds are given under any circumstances and we recommend that you purchase a suitable holiday insurance policy to cover you for any unseen eventualities.