Peacock Rowsley

The Peacock at Rowsley is a boutique Peak District hotel located in the heart of the Derbyshire.  The hotel is part of the Haddon Estate and enjoys close links with Haddon Hall where The Peacock owners, Lord and Lady Edward Manners, currently reside. Perfect for a spring or summer break, this independent hotel aims to provide exceptional service, food and comfort. The Peacock at Rowsley has fifteen bedrooms, from cosy single rooms to bedrooms with four poster beds. The Peacock’s restaurant has been awarded three AA rosettes and serves a delicious fine dining menu, using produce local to the Peak District National Park.

Fulling Mill

When it comes to commercially tied flies, in the UK there really is only one name to talk about – Fulling Mill. ABAS is very proud indeed to have a working association with Fulling Mill, using their flies in the total faith that they’re made from the very best materials. Fulling Mill are the only brand which seem to constantly innovate, and with a global team of consultants (including Andy!) they produce the very finest commercial patterns.


Savage Gear provides ABAS with the very finest and most modern lure fishing tackle. From ultra-light fishing for tiny perch on the canal, to heavy trolling kit for giant pike and even saltwater kit for giant pelagic species, Savage Gear has it covered. Utilising the most modern production techniques, Savage Gear makes lures with unparalleled realism and movement. Whether you require a new rod, the latest must-have lure, top quality lines and braids or the very best in luggage solutions, Savage Gear will have you covered.


Scierra produce fantastic quality fly fishing kit, for the discerning angler. ABAS uses only Scierra rods, reels, lines and clothing, and we have absolute faith that the kit we provided is perfect for the roles it performs. From long, lightweight nymphing rods to heavy pike-fly outfits, awesome quality wading apparel and even well thought-through luggage, Scierra have us covered!


Just a 90 minute flight from the UK, Slovenia is one of the premier European game angling destinations. The breadth and variety of the fly fishing on offer in Slovenia has to be seen to be believed, but with such a huge amount of water a guide can be essential to make the most of a trip to this most beautiful of countries. Uros Kristan owns Urko Adventures and provides top class guided trips not only on the world renowned Slovenian rivers but also those less well known too. The rich waters are not only home to the game species we’re familiar with in the UK but also to the revered Marble Trout and Danube Salmon or the European Taimen.

Fishing in Florence

Operating out of the heart of the historical centre of the city, Fishing in Florence provides the visiting angler with one of the most unique angling experiences imaginable. Owner Oliver Rampley has pioneered fly fishing for the largest of the European freshwater species, the Wels Catfish. With leviathan fish of over 180cm already landed and bigger fish lurking in the mysterious depths of the river Arno the quality and potential of the angling opportunities on offer through  Fishing in Florence is clear to see. If fly fishing isn’t your thing then Oliver also offers guided lure fishing for the same huge Wels Catfish and Zander, as well as having exclusive access to a number of private lakes for enormous wild carp.