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Learn to fish: next steps

If you've watched our 'Learn to fish' videos and are confident with the angling basics, we’ve got some expert canal fishing tips to help you build on your new skills.

Learning to fish in Birmingham

Simon 'Motty' Mottram is a canal fishing champion and regular National championship medal-winner who leads the training of our Let's Fish! coaches. He's been competing for more than 30 years, but still remembers his first experiences of fishing aged seven on his local canal.

We've put together this video series with Motty to share his advice on how to make the most of the time you spend on the bank. You'll learn about what other equipment you might need as you get more serious about angling, how to cope with a busy towpath and waterway, how to adapt your technique to catch different sizes of fish, and much more.

Canal fishing beginners of any age will find these videos useful, but they're especially aimed at those competing in our junior, cadet and youth canal angling championships.

Last Edited: 17 August 2023

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