About Illtyd Griffiths

My name is Illtyd Griffiths and I have fly fished for nearly sixty years.

I caught my first brown trout at the age of four and my first sea trout on a fly when I was twelve.

Since those life-changing events led me into fishing addiction, I have fished extensively for trout, salmon and sea trout in all parts of the UK, and as far afield as Argentina, Canada, Russia and Norway.

I still fish for sea trout close to home in mid-Wales, and this fishing is still my greatest passion.

I have learnt that the ability to cast a fly well is essential to get serious enjoyment from fishing and love teaching other people.

Night fishing for salmon – big one caught.


I am an AAPGAI Master Fishing Instructor and Senior Assessor in both single handed (Trout/Sea trout) and double handed (salmon) disciplines . This is the most prestigious and difficult to attain qualification in the UK.

It demands the best training and technical expertise to assess most effectively your casting, rectify any problems, and enable you to get the most out of your fishing.

I also am fully insured, certificated for Emergency First Aid, and hold a CRB police disclosure certificate.