Our group led trips continue to prove popular; we therefore look to continue personally taking you to more destinations. We have found that hosted trips provide an excellent opportunity for clients wishing to avoid single supplements, to join a group of like minded people and have an instructor on hand to help. Fishing abroad for the first time can sometimes be a little intimidating and travelling with a group removes much of the hassle. As the lodge operation is normally taken privately it also allows much more flexibility during the week to look for other species and try something a little off the wall if you are that way inclined.
Our group leaders currently are Peter McLeod, Charlotte Chilcott, Steffan Jones, Alex Jardine, Olly Thompson and Peter Baxendale.
Our Group Leaders:
Peter has been a passionate angler since the age of 5, and honed his fly fishing skills on the stunning rivers of his native New Zealand. At a young age he was fortunate enough to be appointed Fishing & Excursions Manager at the world famous Hemingway’s Lodge in Kenya where over 5 years, he acquired a wealth of experience, eventually becoming a fully qualified skipper. London was the next port of call where Peter became Manager of the Pall Mall branch of Sportfish. He is now an important member of the Fulling Mill team. Peter has also fished all over the world and is one of the leading all-tackle and all-method experts in the country. Like Gugu, he truly is a professional angler. He has fished in: The Seychelles (extensively), New Zealand (extensively), Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Zanzibar, Florida, Cuba, Brazil’s Amazon, Russia, South Africa and Bermuda.
Peter Baxendale works for Aardvark McLeod on a consultancy basis from his satellite office in London. He has fished and shot from the age of twelve and has been fortunate to have cast a line (not that tidily) and fired his gun (not particularly accurately) in some fantastic places. He has caught salmon in Scotland, England, Russia, Norway, Canada and Iceland. He has grassed sea trout in Argentina, steelhead in British Columbia and has been paddling in Cuba and Belize after bonefish, tarpon and permit. Peter has first hand knowledge of all our overseas destinations and previously ran the Strutt and Parker Sporting Agency for 10 years. Peter also specializes in the letting of the pheasant, partridge and grouse shooting in the UK and partridge shooting in Spain.
If you are interested in joining one of the above group leaders then please contact Peter as space on trips is limited.