News

Welcome to the WAC News Page, here you will find out whats been going on as well as future events.  if you have attended a WAC course and would like us to post up a news article then please drop us an email at Info@WatfordAnglingCoaches.co.uk
 

May 2018 - WAC at Rickmansworth Canal Festival


 We had a great weekend at the Rickmansworth Canal Festival where we were running 30 minute taster sessions on behalf of the Canal & River Trust. Over 90 individuals had at least 30 minute sessions with teh Couth Oxhey Cubs and Watford Guides receiving 2 hours of tuition as well. Hectic but fun weekend with plenty of fish caught.  For a full set of photos, check out our Facebook Page Facebook/ Watford Angling Coaches
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May 2018 - WAC visit Angling Projects for Scouts Match


 Few pictures of fish the coaches caught down at Angling Projects - incorporating Junior Coarse Angling last weekend. Les allowed us access to the lake to host our annual trip out with the Rickmansworth Scouts. A great group to teach and we mixed things up with a match and coaching session whilst we ran them through their paces for the CAST level 1. Weather was pretty poor with heavy rain for at least half of the day but spirits were...
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April 2018 - Warming weather sees the Carp return onto the feed


 For the past few sessions we have been on the back pond at Carpdell fishery, with Luke, Clare and Jack, great fun catching the small carp on light tackle.
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March 2018 - 1,000 raised at The Big One Show


 All WAC coaches are member of teh Professional Anglers Association and were more than happy to man the PAA stand at thsi years Big One Fishing show. Thanks to the support of the tackle trade we manged to raise just under £1,000 for the Angling Participation Fund through the prize raffle. Many thanks to all those who came along and purchased raffle tickets, this was a great result for the APF.  
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March 2018 - Lake thaws and we are back into the fish!


 After being snowed out last week was nice to see the lake ice free this week. Bright sunshine but a bitterly cold wind. Inside the classroom Jack and Luke finished off their Angling Environment module which marks them having completed half of the Aim course. Fishing was quiet with a few Perch and a Jack Pike right at last knocking. Hopefully, that’s the last of the bitterly cold sessions for a while!
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February 2018 - Ice Breaker for Coach Paul!


 A bitterly cold start for our students this morning, -3 air temperature and a firm lid of ice on the lake. Today’s session was therefore classroom based as we worked on fish anatomy, species, preferred habitats and natural food sources. Towards the end of the session a touch of rain had helped to thaw some of the lake so the coaches couldn’t resist clearing a swim and having a quick go after the class had finished. Bites were scarce...
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January 2018 - Welcome Aboard Clare


 Welcome aboard to Clare who joined our AIM qualifications group. Took a bit of persuasion, but she was finally convinced to hold a fish for herself, No way we were going to persuade her to hold the larger of the Perch caught! .
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December 2017 - Congratulations to Ben, Charlotte & Isiah


 Congratulations to Charlotte, Isiah & Ben, as we have just had notification that their coursework has gone through the external verification process and all have been awarded their Aims Awards Level 1 in Angling. This course covers 2 modules; Angling Skills and Angling & The Environment. They all worked really hard during the year and fully deserve to have passed. More students sitting this course with us this year, so lets hope they enjoy...
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December 2017 - 2 more students through Level 1 CAST


 Good to catch up with Max (10) and Sam (7) last weekend who were taking their Level 1 CAST award. Having had a few Stillwater sessions with them we decided to put their skills to the test on the River. We decided to take a roving approach as with the cold air temps it’s a good way to keep warm as well. They covered 2 miles of River and managed to catch good numbers of Roach and Perch. Look forward...
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Nov 2017 - Overnight sucsess for Coach Dave


 Our Coach Dave, had a great overnight session on Carpdell fishery; after bagging Moonscale at 32.02lb within a few hours of getting the rods in, he followed this up with another Mirror “Scrappy”at just over 25lb. This was only the second time that this fish has been banked so a great way to finish off his trip.
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