Coaching for beginners

Small boy with first fish Congratulations - you are about to take your first steps into the exciting world of coarse fishing. Like many other things in life, if you are to get the full enjoyment from the sport it is essential that you learn the basics thoroughly. It is easier to do this with the services of a trained professional coach.

I'm based in the South East of England - on the Hampshire/Berkshire borders - with access to some of the best coarse fishing in the country both on my doorstep and no more than a couple of hours' drive away - ranging from stretches of the Kennet and other Thames tributaries to the excellent gravel pits in their catchment areas. There's also the river Itchen and other Wessex rivers.


For those who are just starting in the sport.


For those who used to fish and now wish to return to the sport they once loved.


Robert with a barbel For those who have completed the beginners course or who consider themselves reasonably competent anglers and wish to polish their existing skills or to pursue a particular species.

I offer a professional coaching and guiding service covering the full spectrum of coarse fishing skills.

I also maintain an excellent after course service providing advice on tackle purchases and fishing venues, all for the price of a telephone call or an email.

Don't forget - I provide all the tackle and bait!