Welcome Packs

Shore Fishing For Mackerel

In this welcome pack you will find a host of information that will help you enjoy your day out with us and answer any questions that you may have.

About the course

Our aim is that in a single day we will give you the necessary skills to be a proficient, safe and confident angler. We will teach you the three basic methods of catching mackerel from the shore: spinning using single lures, feathering and float fishing.

We will give you a basic grounding in the following skills:

  • Reading tide charts
  • Sea safety
  • Tying knots
  • Setting up
  • Casting
  • Playing and landing fish
  • Dispatching and preparing fish

The first part of the day will be spent in a safe learning environment (a field!) learning the essentials and the second part of the day will be putting these newly learnt skills to practice and catching some fish.

What do I need to bring?

All fishing or foraging equipment will be provided by us. However there are a few basic things you might want to think about bringing:

Food and drink; Although we will be taking things easy over the day some of the activities we do can be strenuous so we would advise you to bring snacks and something to drink.

A camera; If there is a better sport then fishing to photograph then I am yet to see it. Feel free to bring your camera to capture a few mementos of the day and of course a picture of your catch

A fish bag; The fish you catch will be yours to do with as you choose so you will need to bring something to take your catch home in. A carrier bag is fine but for less than £1 a supermarket bag for life is vastly superior. They are stronger and wipe clean very easily. On a hot day it might also be advisable to bring a cool bag with a freezer pack in it. Again, the are also available in supermarkets for next to nothing.

What should I wear?

Three days prior to your course we will email you an accurate forecast. You just need to dress according to the weather. Whatever the weather I would always recommend bringing a waterproof jacket and a hat. Wellies (or waders if you have them?) are a must. It is also advisable to bring sun cream if you think it is necessary.

Please ensure that you have read our terms and conditions and filled in and returned the customer information sheet

Unfortunately, you will be unable to partake in this course without this information. Of course none of your information will ever be shared with anyone, ever!


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