European foremost fly fishing expert, Philippe Dolivet is the former chief editor of Plaisirs de la Pêche, the magazine of French fly-fishing. Philippe has an extensive experience of fly fishing travel, techniques and tackle, and as a journalist and photographer, visited and fished over 35 fly fishing countries, including New Zealand, Caribbean, Argentina, US, Canada, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Western Africa, Asia, etc.
His understanding of European fly-fishing is tremendous, whether you’re talking about trout, grayling, Atlantic salmon, pike, sea bass, carp, shad, largemouth bass, etc. Philippe is IGFA Representative for France.
Professional Guide and instructor, master caster and fisherman, Philippe lives with family in his Brittany home country, the Celtic part of France, in a wild and protected area of Finistere County, the most western part of France. Within a short reach, he has direct access to many wild brown trout streams headwaters, a real spider web of fly-fishing grounds. Rainbow Trout and Northern Pike lakes are nearby, as well as world-class shad fisheries and superb saltwater territories for European sea bass.
Philippe leads programs there, offering a great variety of fly fishing challenges depending on the season, combined with Gourmet food and sightseeing tourism (mountain, coastal and marine landscapes, architecture and many more). A wide range of high quality accommodations is available from Bed & Breakfast to 4 stars hotels.
Philippe currently conducts fly-fishing trips to many worldwide destinations for Pollen Voyage travel agency.