Bernie Maher Fly-fishing Instruction & Guided Fly-Fishing

Bernie has been a professionally qualified fly fishing instructor since 1993, and gets as much enjoyment out of teaching and guiding as he does fishing.


He played professional cricket for Derbyshire County Cricket Club, for 16 years as an opening batsman and wicketkeeper and played a further 8 seasons in New Zealand and two in South Africa. Despite 26 seasons of playing professional cricket, it is fishing that is his passion spending every spare minute he has fishing both in England and New Zealand.


Bernie Maher is a professional instructor and has passed examinations with AAPGAI (The Advanced Association of Professional Game Angling Instructors), the FFF (Federation of Fly Fishers) and APGAI (Association of Professional Game Angling Instructors).    


He has full public liability insurance cover and first aid training, and is qualified to teach both trout fishing and salmon casting.


Bernie has represented England 9 times and was English National Fly Fishing Champion in 2005/6.  He holds 5 Commonwealth England Team Medals: 4 Silver and 1 bronze, finishing individual 5th in 2014 Championships in Devon.


He was also a Bronze Medal holder in The National Bank Championships held in Northumberland in 2014, gaining an England place in the Banks Team.

He has qualified as a travelling Reserve for England The World Team in Tasmania November 2019, and a full team member for Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships in New Zealand in March 2020, plus The English European Fly Fishing Team in Norway in June 2020.

Bernie is also one of the Fishing Guides and Bailiffs on the Derbyshire Wye, working for The Haddon Estate.


Call 07976 306073 for bookings or information

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Bernie Maher is an Advanced Angling Instructor (AAPGAI & FFF)

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Bernie Maher AAPGAI, FFF and APGAI

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