As a charity, we’re encouraging as many people as possible to get into fishing but we need great, experienced coaches to inspire people to learn and love angling as much as we do.
Hundreds of thousands of people regularly (ie once a month) go fishing across England and Wales and usually on one of our canals or rivers. As a charity, we’re encouraging as many people as possible to get into fishing but we need you to share your love and knowledge of angling to inspire the next generation of anglers.
Eric Brown, Chairman of Hodnet Angling Club explains in this video why he got involved and became a Let's Fish! coach.
There’s a tremendous amount of personal satisfaction gained from helping new people into the sport. Most coaches get involved for the love and the desire to put something back into their clubs, rather than the financial rewards.
The Angling Trust are responsible for all training and licencing of professionally qualified angling coaches.
All licenced coaches will have:
Find out more about coaching from the Angling Trust.
Here at the Canal & River Trust we want to make sure life’s better by water for everyone, with all the access they need to the towpaths, angling clubs and right teaching and support available. In 2019 there were 300 Let’s Fish! events up and down the country with over 8,100 people learning to fish.
As a Level 2 coach, if you sign up as a partner club to deliver our Let’s Fish! programme you’ll have support from our Let’s Fish! co-ordinator.
Email us if you're interested in becoming a partner club.
You’ll need to part fund your qualification, including any transport and accommodation costs. Part funding is available from:
We're helping coaches to improve their canal fishing skills. National canal champion, Simon Mottram, trains our coaches in the skills they need to successfully fish our canals. It's important that every Let's Fish! coach is skilled enough to make sure everyone who comes along to a Let's Fish! event catches at least one fish. We call it 'Mottification' and this film will give you just a taster of the hints and tips available. (This is a long play video: 1 hour 10 mins)
If you're interested in getting involved in coaching or would like to find out more, email us.
Last date edited: 28 July 2020