Martin Cottis


Martin Cottis has fly fished the Bristol lakes since 1976 and since retiring as a schoolteacher in 1999 he has been a fly casting instructor and a fly fishing guide. As Bristol Water’s only fully qualified instructor, Martin went about organising the beginners’ Day programme until it reached the format that it is now in. Martin is well known throughout the country for his dry fly fishing techniques and is regularly asked to deliver talks and demonstrations to clubs. Martin is sponsored by the Orvis tackle Company and so all those attending the beginners courses or taking a day on the lake will be provided with quality Orvis tackle.