There are a few remaining places available on a Level One angling coaching course provided by the Angling Development Board to be held in Devon on June 7th and 8th.

Becoming a coach is a great way of giving something back to the sport and helping to attract new participants. Through coaching you can support angling in a variety of ways including, working within angling clubs, delivering angling education in partnership with schools and after school clubs as well as helping with angling events around the country.

Coaching is at the very heart of angling, from the first time you pick up a rod at the local school or club to the World Championship squads competing for medals at the highest level. Tommy Pickering the Manager of the Ladies World Championship team is a fully licensed angling coach and is a strong believer in the value of coaching,

“Whether you are interested in coarse, sea or game fishing coaching is a great way of putting something back into the sport. The reason I became a coach is because I really just wanted to help other people get interested in angling and to help them catch more fish. One of the most enjoyable aspects of being a coach is when you have the ability to pass on your knowledge and experience, and most importantly put a smile on someone’s face when they pick up a rod and catch a fish for the first time.”

If you would like to follow in the footsteps of Tom Pickering and get on the coaching ladder in Devon please contact Angela Woodgates at  or call 0115 981 3535 to register your interest.