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I am available for one to one or group bookings on rivers like the Wye and the Severn as well as other venues around the country.

I can tailor the day to suit your needs or requirements so whether it’s float fishing, feeder fishing or a combination of both that you’d like to learn more about, I can help.

I pride myself on being able to improve an angler’s ability and it is important to me that people go away with better skill levels. As a result, many customers have returned for further coaching sessions after a successful first one.

If you would like to include some personal coaching with an accommodation stay I can arrange this for you at a number of locations including Docklow Pools, Ross On Wye and Arley on the River Severn.

A special day together on a venue like the River Wye makes a perfect birthday or Christmas gift!

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Richard Koziol:“My day with Dave on Docklow’s new stretch of Wye was the best angling experience I have ever had! I learned so much from the day on a variety of approaches. Dave’s a brilliant coach and I would recommend him to any angler or groups of anglers who want to learn about how to get the best results on a river. I enjoyed it so much in fact that I’ve just booked another day with him!”
Les Hobson:“It was on a cold March morning very close to the end of the season that I met Dave on the Wye at Hereford and I had a tremendous day catching around 60 to 70lb of chub. He passed on numerous tips and advice all day, holding nothing back. He shares his knowledge and experience openly and honestly and he is also full of anecdotes and stories from his fishing days that will inform and amuse you at the same time! A river stalwart and promoter, a very good coach and an expert in his craft, someone you meet for a days fishing and leave as a friend.”
John Dickie:“My day with Dave was, without doubt, one of the best days fishing that I have ever had. The fishing was fantastic and the venue superb. He is a very good teacher, friendly and approachable, and is prepared to answer any question, no matter how basic. He gave a lot of very useful tips and passed on much of his own extensive knowledge.I learnt a lot and it was a fantastic experience, which I would highly recommend to anyone.”
Gary Hill:“It was a pleasure to meet Dave and to fish with such a professional fisherman who has graced our fishing magazines for many years.I learnt a lot other about stick float fishing and plenty of tips about presentation and feeding during the day that will help me in the future.I will return from Dubai again as soon as I can to learn more about waggler fishing next time!”
Phil Abbott:“The Docklow stretch on the river Wye is the perfect place for anyone to improve their river fishing skills, from novice to accomplished river angler. Who better to fish with than possibly the finest river angler in the country?I found Dave to be friendly, approachable and more than happy to answer any questions. I’ve found that through the advice he gave, small changes have made a big difference to my catch rate. I was so impressed that I fully intend to book another day in the winter. Well worth the money and I would recommend a day with Dave to anyone.”
Ali Killick: “To anybody who fancies a proper day’s fishing I strongly recommend you get in touch with Dave and get him to take you to the River Wye. I had a fantastic day catching around 40lb of chub on the waggler!
Everything from swim selection to tackle is covered before you start fishing and once the session was underway I learnt loads about correct feeding.
I found Dave very friendly and down to earth and in addition to the great fishing we chatted about everything and the day just flew by! It was a pleasure to spend a day with such a great angler and I’m already looking forward to another day together.”
 Richard Koziol: “My first day out with Dave was fantastic but the latest one was even better! I wanted to learn more about waggler fishing and despite the river being low and gin clear, with Dave’s guidance, I landed 24 chub up to 5lb plus about 10lb of dace! Brilliant instruction once again, thanks for a memorable day, Dave!” 
Alan Jones: “What a fantastic day I had with Dave! You can read as many magazines or watch as many DVD’s as you like but it will never compare to actually being there and doing it and having a great fisherman and a really nice bloke like Dave guiding you all the way. If you ever want to have a day to remember my advice is contact him and book a coaching day with him. I learnt so much and the day has definitely made me a better angler. I woke up this morning and I wanted to be back with him on the Wye. I kid you not it’s that good!”
David Williams:“Just a line to thank you for a terrific and memorable days coaching on the River Wye. Your deep knowledge of the water, tactics and fish habitat were crucial in enabling me to catch some fabulous barbel. I look forward to our next day out!”

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