Hi my name is Bob Mitchell and I am the resident coach for Cefn Mably Lakes. I am a fully qualified angling coach registered with the Professional Angling Association.
I am able to teach anyone from beginners, with a short course of lessons
giving them basic angling skills, to the more experienced angler who needs
just a little tuition on the finer points. Disabled people can also be catered for.
Tackle is supplied initially, so if you want a taste of angling who knows you
may become HOOKED just like I was.
Why not take a few minutes to browse and see for yourself just what I can offer.
Junior and Adult Beginners
All clients receive a basic introduction to pole fishing. In addition, our
comprehensive course covers the different types of fish and fishing, the
setting up of tackle - hooks, floats etc, baits and when and where to use
the different types. Catching and safe handling of fish, keep nets
and the general recognition and acknowledgement of the rules and regulations
Junior and Adult Intermediate
Clients receive a review of the basics to establish standards. In addition to any items which have not been mentioned in the above, the tying of rigs, using different elastics, rollers and gadgets plus the development of skills for using longer poles.
Rod and line fishing skills, waggler fishing or feeder fishing, to incorporate different techniques necessary.
Individual Tuition Arranged
These can be arranged on a 'one to one' basis where any problem areas can be discussed and personal skills can be improved on.
Taster Sessions Arranged
These are great fun if there are any doubts about whether or not angling is the sport you wish to take up. All bait and equipment can be provided and either individually, in groups or families can be taken through the principles of fishing in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
"Since I started my coaching at Cefn Mably I have helped over 700 individuals take up this wonderful sport, with countless more in group sessions, many of these have gone on to be fine anglers whilst giving respect to the environment and fish. I really would recommend some coaching when you start out as I've seen far too many people over the years give up the sport because they can't catch. Well this only down to bad practise, 1 session with me would set you of on the right foot and guarantee you countless hours of fishing fun!!"
Bob Mitchell - PAA