Tony Cockerill from Kent had what he described as, “the best two days of my life” when he booked a two-day coaching break on the River Wye with Dave Harrell through Docklow Pools.

Tony joined Dave on Docklow’s Rotherwas stretch of the river and on the first day he was shown how to put swimfeeder tactics to good use. On a river carrying three feet of extra water Tony went on to catch 65lb of barbel and chub! Feed was a mix of Bait-Tech 4mm Halibut and Super Halibut pellets with either an 8mm or 12mm Super Halibut pellet on the hook.  On the second day, the river had dropped another foot and Dave set about showing Tony how to use his own design Avon and Big Bolo floats in the strong current. Another fantastic day followed with Tony amassing 64lb of all chub this time! “It was an incredible two days,” Tony said. “Dave is a great teacher and I learnt so much that I can’t wait to get back. The swims we fished were like a torrent compared to the rivers that I normally fish and if I’d be on my own I would have walked past them. With Dave’s help, I not only caught my best ever river fish but also my best ever catches!”For more details about Dave’s coaching days and float ranges check out his website. There are several new float patterns on the way soon and to keep updated on the latest information simply add your details on the homepage