Coaching angling course for juniors - 2019 UPDATE

The successful coaching scheme for juniors we supported last year will continue into 2019.. This is a joint venture with Kelvedon & District Angling Association, Maldon Angling Society and Braintree and Bocking AS and the plan is to hold coaching sessions throughout the May - September period on a variety of waters, split between the three clubs. Those enrolled will be welcome at all sessions, and we’ll cater for both novices and those who already fish.

The scheme is aimed primarily to bring juniors aged 8 to 16 into the sport whose parents do not fish but also to develop the skills of juniors new to angling.
They do not need to be members of either KDAA, MAS or BBAS.

We will be running this with accredited Angling Trust Level 2 Coaches, Chris Burt and  Graham Garnham who both hold Enhanced DBS checks, Safeguarding & Protecting Children, First Aid course etc.

We’ll be teaching them everything to get them hooked, from starter sessions using a 4 metre whip, onto full tuition on float rods, feeders and pole fishing. Every variation we can in fact, the aim is to capture their interest and give them a sport for life!  Tackle will be provided.

If you know any child who would like to enrol into the scheme please visit the ACI website for an enrolment form, parents who’d like to learn to fish too are welcome, though they might have to share the same swim. There will be nominal charges only for bait and tackle replacement.

£7.50 per day or less for Family Groups, Coaching dates are set for;

25 May, 8, 22 June, 6th, 20, 31 July, 15, 21, 28, 31 Aug and 7, 14, 28 Sept.

For more information on this venture, please see the ACI website : or  email at

The ACI Facebook page can be found here : 377571599384078

We still need additional Volunteer Coaching Assistants to make this initiative a success, if you’d be prepared to help at any of the sessions, can you please contact Chris Burt - see below.?

You can do as many or as few sessions as you wish at any of the club venues.

Coaching dates here and on the Match Fixtures page.    

Volunteer Assistant form


Chris Burt

Angling Coaching Initiative

3 Great Cob Chelmsford CM1 6LA


M 07917 781299