Alex Jardine

Alex was raised on a diet of fly fishing and I am pretty sure that Charles Jardine only gave him fly reels to play with instead of toys! Alex has fished for the England Youth Team, representing them at World Championship level over a 4 year period winning a team Bronze and a highest individual finish of 7th in the world.

He has travelled extensively, looking after groups of people and guiding them as well as giving numerous casting demonstrations alongside his father. Alex ties flies for the Partridge & Semperfli pro teams, assists product development with Guideline and is an Ambassador to the Angling Trust.

From travelling around New Zealand with a couple of friends, a backpack, a gas stove and a fishing rod in 2008, Alex continues to travel in search of new adventures both at home and abroad. These adventures have seen him encounter fish both in freshwater and saltwater on six of the World’s seven continents. Alex utilises the knowledge that he has gained to teach others to fish at home and also leads hosted trips to foreign destinations.

Alex is often found working on new fly patterns for his next adventure, whether that be on his local rivers and streams or chasing some mythical fish in some unpronounceable location.

He has extensive knowledge of fishing in the American West, East Coast USA, Canada, mainland Europe, Iceland, Norway, Mexico, Venezuela, South Africa, Mongolia, Australia and New Zealand.


Alex’s Story


Favourite places

Alex Jardine, Headwaters Expedition, Delger River, Taimen Fishing, Mongolia, Aardvark McLeod

Fish Mongolia – Headwaters Expedition

The Headwaters Expedition on the Delger River in northern Mongolia is the land of the taimen. This unique fly fishing destination is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, vast forests, meadows filled with wild flowers and thousands of rivers and lakes.

Gaula River, Winsnes Lodge, Norway, Atlantic salmon

Gaula River – Winsnes Lodge, Norway

Winsnes Fly Fishing Lodge was founded in 1882 and travelling salmon fly fishers have now enjoyed over 130 years’ fishing and staying at the lodge. The Gaula is regarded as one of Norway’s finest rivers and known as ‘the river of silver and gold’.

Laxardal, large brown trout, Iceland, Aardvark McLeod

Laxardal, Iceland

Laxardal, situated above the famous salmon beats of the Laxá I Adaldal on the north coast of Iceland, offers some of the most spectacular big wild brown trout fishing in the world. It’s not easy but the persevering angler is rewarded with the prize.

Travel Tips

Always listen to your guide, they have the benefit of experience on the water and they want you to have a great day on the water.

Pack at least one set of fishing clothes / waders in your hand luggage. If your checked bag does not arrive with you, sourcing backup tackle is easiest but clothing and waders can be hardest to find comfortably fitting backups.

If you have any questions before your trip, pick up the phone and speak to one of us in the office. We have first hand knowledge of all our destinations and are on hand to help.

If you have any questions during your trip, do not wait until you get back. The lodge manager or host is on hand to help with any queries or concerns you have during your stay.