Bookings

Booking Process

To book a lesson, please email me, phone me or fill out the contact form. If I’m with customers, I may not be able to answer the phone, so please leave a message. I will respond within a day to agree date, time and location and find out participants’ ages, special requirements etc. This will help me plan and organise your lesson.

I will then email you an invoice with my bank details. Please pay by bank transfer so that I receive the funds 7 days before the lesson. At that point I will send you another email confirming your booking.


Permits & Licences

Fishing permits payable to the fishery (“day tickets”) are included in the price.

Everyone over 12 also needs an Environment Agency trout and coarse 2 rod licence which you can buy online and which is free for under-16s (but they still need to get one) and £6 for over-16s. This licence pays for environmental work e.g. dealing with pollution and improving habitats.

If you prefer, I can get your Environment Agency rod licence(s) for you, in which case I will add the cost to your invoice.


Terms and Conditions

Supervision of youngsters

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Cancellation and refunds

If you cancel 7 days or more in advance, and we can agree a new date, then I will reschedule the lesson at no charge. If not, I will refund you.

No rescheduling or refund will be possible if you cancel 6 days or less in advance.

In the unlikely event I need to cancel (for example, due to extreme weather), and we can’t agree a date to reschedule the session, then I will refund you.


Other Information / FAQs

Can anyone go fishing?

Yes, fishing is open to everyone. Girls, boys and adults all welcome.

Getting there

I will meet you at the agreed location – please see the Locations page for maps.

What should I bring?

Waterproof clothing, hat (to protect your eyes from the sun and help you see your line – a baseball cap or floppy hat is ideal), sturdy footwear or wellingtons, something to eat and drink.

What about bait and tackle?

All supplied by me and included in the price.

What if it rains?

We will fish anyway (with umbrellas for coarse fishing) – but please note that contrary to popular belief, the fish don’t necessarily bite more in the rain!