Highly experienced and enthusiastic international fly fishing guide with over 15 years of expertise.
Most known as the “First full time Pike on Fly Guide in the UK” (Trout Fisherman 1998)
I grew up in Zimbabwe fishing for Tiger fish, large mouth Bass and Catfish. I have fished and guided from Mozambique, South Africa, Egypt, Dubai, Oman, Croatia, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Scotland, England and Florida for species as diverse as Salmon, Sailfish, Tiger fish and Trevally, to name but a few.
I’ve been based on the Middle Thames running a 15ft boat for the last 10 years and specialise in personal tuition for both fly and lure fishing from individuals to corporate events. Despite specializing in alternative species on the fly (mainly pike) I guide as many trips for Trout on chalk streams (Ireland 5 years ) as I do running clients boats on the Isle of Wight (8 years- RYA day skipper) salt water fly fishing. For five years I took numerous small groups to the Arabian Gulf to tease Sailfish on the fly. I also undertake consultancy work for the Environment Agency and have been a passionate ambassador regarding environmental issues. I was technical consultant for the underwater filming link shown below filmed less than 500m from my house.
Environment Agency ROV footage
Humorous Clip from Above the Salmon Ladder
1998 to 2000 Employed by the House of Hardy, Pall Mall, London
R.E.F.F.I.S Approved Guide
1998 to 2007 Orivs Endorsed Guide
2000 to 2007 London Fishing Manager, Orvis Endorsed Guide, Events / Shows
Public Speaker and Demonstrator.
Media Features: Trout Fisherman, Trout and Salmon, Financial Times,
Countryside Alliance, The Field (Charles Rangley-Wilson)
Guest Speaker Fly Dressers Guild, Salmon & Trout Association
NEC Annual Angling Convention
Paris Fly Fishing Show
Sports Fishing Club of British Isles, Orvis Cast & Blast Days
“The enthusiasm of this Zimbabwean born fisherman who has made the Thames his home is catching “ Financial Times
For more information and media excerpts, you are welcome to go to the following websites:
Telegraph January 2008 Charles Rangley Wilson - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2008/01/14/eawandle114.xml
Mark Anderson, Orvis Endorsed Guide Article
“A passion for Blue Water Fly Fishing”
Orvis Endorsed Guide and London Fishing Manager “Pike on Fly”
“Xtreme Pike Fhing – Super Fly Guy”
Angler’s Mail – March 06
“Cruising with the Pink Cadillac on the Thames” – Trout Fisherman Sept 99
Mark Anderson Contact Details
Mobile Number +44 7932 567 410
Telephone/Fax +44 1932 570 140