COACHING

Coaching sessions are aimed at all ages and levels of ability, click on the ones that interest you for more information.
For dates and availability, contact me at Email: mikehobbs@proangler.co.uk or by phone on home no.(01275) 810443 or mobile 07802 177039
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Please note that all beginners introductory and secondary lessons must take place on a lake, for ease of learning and safety. Venues are my preferred but will be changed if demand is sufficient.

Trout Fishing and Guiding

Coarse Fishing Tuition.

Beginners under 12 I Beginners 12yrs+ I River Waggler Fishing
River Stick float Fishing I River Feeder Fishing I Personal Coaching
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Beginners (under 12):- Tuition during summer holidays.

Introductory Waggler or Pole Fishing..

Content:-Safety issues, introduction and setting up of tackle ( rod, reel, float, shotting, hooks). Casting: baiting: playing and unhooking fish. Fish handling.

Venue...............................Bullocks Farm, Kingston Seymour
Duration...........................Five hours.
Tackle..............................Supplied. Own tackle may be used but will be assessed for suitability.
Bait..................................Supplied.
Day ticket........................Included in fee.
E.A. rod licence...............Not required under 12 years of age.
Min 3 - Max 6 pupils......Booking required.
FEE...................................15.00 per pupil.

Secondary Waggler or Pole Fishing..

Content:-Review of introductory lessons learned and revising/refining techniques. Knots and hook tying. Introduction to varying baits to target fish species. Supervision.

Venue...............................Bullocks Farm, Kingston Seymour
Duration...........................Five hours.
Tackle..............................Supplied. Own tackle may be used but will be assessed for suitability.
Bait..................................Supplied.
Day ticket........................Included in fee.
E.A. rod licence...............Not required under 12 years of age.
Min 3 - Max 6 pupils......Booking required.
FEE...................................15.00 per pupil.

The above sessions can also be targeted at pole fishing.

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Beginners (12yrs+):- Tuition during summer holidays.

Introductory Waggler or Pole Fishing.

Content:-Safety issues: introduction and setting up of tackle (rod, reel, float, shotting, hooks). Casting: Baiting: Playing and unhooking fish. Fish handling.

Venue...............................Bullocks Farm, Kingston Seymour
Duration...........................Five hours.
Tackle..............................Supplied. Own tackle may be used but will be assessed for suitability.
Bait..................................Supplied.
Day ticket........................Included in fee.
E.A. rod licence...............REQUIRED Day ticket or full licence available from any Post Office.
Min 4 - Max 8 pupils.......Booking required.
FEE...................................15.00 per pupil.

Secondary Waggler or Pole Fishing..

Content:-Review of introductory lessons learned and revising/refining techniques: Knots and hook tying: Introduction to varying baits to target fish species. Supervision.

Venue...............................Bullocks Farm, Kingston Seymour
Duration...........................Five hours.
Tackle..............................Supplied. Own tackle may be used but will be assessed for suitability.
Bait..................................Supplied.
Day ticket........................Included in fee.
E.A. rod licence...............REQUIRED Day ticket or full licence available from any Post Office.
Min 4 - Max 8 pupils......Booking required.
FEE...................................15.00 per pupil.

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River Waggler Fishing River tuition is only given to anglers who have completed introductory and secondary lessons or already have the basic skills.

Content:- Safety issues: Reading the Water: Setting up of Tackle: Standard Waggler and Sliding Waggler: Shotting Patterns: Advanced Casting: baiting: playing: landing and unhooking fish: Fish handling.

Venue...............................Bristol Avon, Conham River Park
Duration...........................Five hours.
Tackle..............................Supplied. Own tackle may be used but will be assessed for suitability.
Bait..................................Supplied.
Day ticket........................N/A.
E.A. rod licence...............REQUIRED  Day ticket or full licence available from any Post Office.
Min 2 - Max 4 pupils.......Booking required.
FEE...................................15.00 per pupil.

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River Stick float Fishing River tuition is only given to anglers who have completed introductory and secondary lessons or already have the basic skills.

Content:- Safety issues: reading the water: setting up of tackle: Cane Stick: Wire Stemmed Stick: Crowquil Avon (Topper Float): Advanced Casting: Baiting: playing: landing and unhooking fish: Fish handling.

Venue...............................Bristol Avon, Conham River Park
Duration...........................Five hours.
Tackle..............................Supplied. Own tackle may be used but will be assessed for suitability.
Bait..................................Supplied.
Day ticket........................N/A.
E.A. rod licence...............REQUIRED Day ticket or full licence available from any Post Office.
Min 2 - Max 4 pupils......Booking required.
FEE...................................15.00 per pupil.

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River Feeder Fishing

Content Safety issues: Reading the Water: Casting Methods: Blocked Feeder: Groundbait Feeder: Tight Line Fishing: Drop Back Fishing: Groundbait Mixing:

Venue...............................Bristol Avon, Conham River Park
Duration...........................Five hours.
Tackle..............................Supplied. Own tackle may be used but will be assessed for suitability.
Hook Bait........................Supplied.
Groundbait......................2.50 per bag
Feeders............................Lost feeders charged at 50p each.
Day ticket........................N/A.
E.A. rod licence...............REQUIRED Day ticket or full licence available from any Post Office.
Min 2 - Max 4 pupils......Booking required.
FEE...................................15.00 per pupil.

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Personal Coaching. Coarse & Trout . Tuition tailored to your needs.Want to learn the method?

Exactly as it says, just advise me on what you want. Anything from big Carp on the pole to whip fishing for Roach with breadpunch on the canal.

You may be new to the area and just want a days walk along the river having the best swims pointed out. If you are a Trout angler new to the area, take look at the guiding section.

As needs and venues vary enormously for this type of coaching, email or phone with your requirements and will quote you a price (no obligation). It may not be just for you, these sessions are ideal for Husband & Wife, Father/Mother & Son/Daughter or just Angling buddies.

You may want to catch Bream or Chub from a swim where you know they live but have not been able to connect with them. No matter what, you can be sure it will be a fun informative day out.

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