I qualified as an Angling Coach with the Professional Anglers Association in 2001. I set up a successful Angling Academy which over a 10 year period saw over 500 youngsters experience Coarse Angling. Many of these have gone on to be top anglers in many different styles. I compete against a few of them regularly, and some have even gone on to fish for England.
Whilst life and business made it hard to continue with the youth project, I've never lost the urge to Pass on the skills and knowledge to others. So now, with the River Wye firmly placed at the top of the tree of River Fisheries, I have set up Angling Escapades. This is a guiding/coaching service that allows people to come and have a go at the Wye, without the fear of not knowing where to start, having the right equipment, or being there at the right time. I also teach many Match anglers the skills and techniques that have bought me success over the years. It's simple really. You tell us your goals and ambitions, and after consultation, we put in a plan to give you every chance of achieving them. Whether it be Summer Chub and Barbel, Winter Roach, Pike and Grayling, or Spring salmon, there's nothing we cant achieve.
Your Red Letter Day…
On the mighty River Wye
A Days Course or Salmon Guiding- £200
Superior Salmon Package (Lunch inc.)- £250
Dave will ensure the best swims and areas are selected to suit your needs and the river conditions on the day when coming for a days course fishing.
As for Salmon fishing, we have managed to secure one of the River Wye’s most exclusive Salmon beats where fish to over 30lb have been previously caught. The beat is run by a legendary ghillie to ensure that your day runs a smoothly as possible.
At Angling Escapades we work on the basis of an 8 hour day. However, this can be tailored to suit the client.
All tackle can be provided for your day where required and so you have any other questions or requirements please liaise with us through the “Contact Us” page.