Simon Rose – All round nice guy and fishing guru. I have learnt so much over the few years I have fished with Andy for trout, grayling, pike and perch around Derbyshire. Always patient and calm, always knows how to bring the best out of you as an angler and great banter too.

He has tied me some killer flies to order, usually at short notice or when I want something different from the norm.

More than just a fisherman and guide, Andy had an appreciation for the whole river ecosystem and works hard to maintain the beautiful places we are privileged to be able to fish in.

He is an expert at the gentle art of luring wily fish from beautiful Derbyshire waters.

Andy Buckley Testimonials

Richard Chapman – Turned me from a heavy handed carp angler into a competent fly angler! No mean feat… No elitism no matter what your standard… He will get you catching fish and most importantly having fun!

Jason Coggins – I had a days guiding with Andy to brush up on my French leader tactics for winter grayling on the Derbyshire Dove. What a fantastic day that transformed my understanding of the method!  I can’t recommend him highly enough …


Paul Cottrill – the day I spent fishing with Andy truly was a magical day. Switching between fishing a French Leader (which I had never done before) and picking fish off on dry flies really did make for an interesting and diverse session. The quality of the wild trout and grayling fishing really does need to be seen to be believed – thanks again Andy!

Peter Hill – Andy has taught me everything I know about nymph fishing for grayling in Derbyshire.

He gives 100% and is never happier than when you are catching fish. He also gives you his own waders when you forget your own at home!

I can’t recommend Andy more highly, thanks again mate !