Fishing coaching sessions

I’ve fished all my life, mainly on commercial venues in the Worcestershire area and regularly fish open matches all though the year. If your new or returning to the sport of course fishing and unsure how to tackle up and fish, then come and spend a day with me learning the basics in real time on the bank where you can ask plenty of questions, rather than trying learn from the many youtube video’s available these days.

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Aimed at new and returning anglers

Many of the Country’s leading match anglers offer coaching days now and while these all will be very good and ideal for seasoned anglers wanting to brush up there match skills. I offer my coaching to new or returning anglers as well as more accomplished anglers, sharing my knowledge gained from a lifetime of angling to you at a reasonable cost.

I’ll make sure you get the basic’s right on a Commercial venue that will get you catching plenty of fish. A good angler doesn’t always make a good fishing coach but coming from a previous teaching career I’m able spot mistakes or bad habits that you may have picked up and I’ll be able help you land more fish. I’m confident you’ll leave the day much wiser and able to fish correctly on your choosen method, be it pole, feeder or float fishing.

The day will be tailored to your individual needs. The hardest problem for any coach is knowing what you already know and what you don’t. So for you to get the most from the day I would need to ask you plenty of questions. This can be done via email before the day. I just don’t want to tell or show you what you already know. I’ll sit back and watch you fish for a while. This will give me an idea on your ability and then we’ll fine tune your set up and watch the bites come. You can use your own tackle or sit on my box and use mine the choice is yours. I’ll sort out the bait requirements and day tickets at the fishery. Of course you will still need a valid fishing licence which needs to be purchased before the day. These can be brought online HERE

We call this sport fishing, not catching and there will be days when the fish don’t want to feed. So to give us a chance of a good days fishing these coaching sessions would ideally be from March to September when the fish are actively hungry. However if you want to fish in the winter months that’s fine but we’ll really have think about what will be the best method and baits given the weather conditions!

Based in Evesham (Worcestershire) I would ideally want to travel locally to a venue I regularly fish but I can travel little further over the Midlands if needed. My day rate is £100.00 and will include all your bait and fishery day ticket. I must add that I looked into becoming a licenced Level 1 angling coach with the Angling Trust but with these courses starting at £230.00 which basically means you can describe yourself as “an angling coach licensed by the Angling Trust”. I felt this wasn’t something I could benefit from as there is no legal minimum qualification required to describe yourself as an angling coach and these courses are only designed to teach you to teach a subject. Anyone can call themselves an angling coach. This isn’t my full time job and I offer this coaching service as an ad hoc private arrangement having already achieved a ‘teaching’ qualification when I trained as a professional driving instructor and if your a regular reader of my match fishing blogs you will already see I know my subject.

One to one fishing coaching

This is my day rate for a day’s one to one fishing coaching at a commercial venue in the Midlands. (Generally 9.00am until 4.00pm Monday to Friday) This includes a Fishery day ticket and bait. Book your session now and then arrange the day(s) of your choice by contacting me on the form below


I cover the following angling styles as used on Commercial fisheries

Waggler fishing

Feeder/Bomb fishing

Pole fishing

  • When to use
  • Types of rods
  • Type of reel
  • Main line diameter
  • Insert or straight waggler
  • Traditional wagglers
  • Pellet wagglers
  • Plumbing up
  • Shotting
  • Casting
  • When to sink line
  • Back winding/clutch
  • Hook lengths
  • Baits

  • When to use
  • Types of rods
  • Type of reel
  • Mainline diameters
  • Method feeder
  • Hybrid feeder
  • Pellet feeder
  • Bomb fishing
  • Casting
  • Sinking line
  • Striking
  • Clipping up
  • Hook Lengths
  • Hair rigging
  • Baits
  • When to use
  • Types of pole
  • Types of pole float
  • Shotting patterns
  • Back shots
  • Using balanced gear
  • Elastics
  • Bottom fishing
  • Shallow fishing
  • Long and short lines
  • Margin fishing
  • Feeding
  • Short stop kits
  • Hook Length’s
  • Baits

Lets get the float dipping more often by contacting me below