Get to Know Simon Gawesworth
Far Bank's Education and Engagement Manager
Simon Gawesworth has been part of the Far Bank team for 20 years. Simon is one of fly fishing's most widely recognized personalities and one of the leading authorities on both Spey casting and single-hand casting instruction. He has written numerous articles, published books, and made instructional videos on single and two-handed fly casting.
Simon's father taught him to fish at the age of 8 and he's been teaching fly casting professionally since the age of 16. With over 35 years of teaching experience, Simon is a highly sought-after instructor. He has written three books on Spey casting. He has both cast and fished for England in British, European and World Championships and was elected Captain of the England team for the 2003 World Fly Fishing Championship.
Simon is A.P.G.A.I. and S.T.A.N.I.C. certified in the U.K. and C.I., Master and T.H.C.I. certified in the U.S. through Fly Fishers International. In 2019 Simon was the recipient of the Lifetime Teaching Award by Fly Fishers International.
Simon currently lives in Washington with his family.