Boat Handling Sessions

Introduction to Boat Handling Courses

We want anglers to get the most out of their time on the water, so our qualified fishing instructors run regular three-hour courses during the summer, teaching you how to handle our boats safely and correctly.

Based on two anglers sharing a boat, the cost is just £48 per person – unfortunately, there are no discounts for younger anglers.

Boat Handling Sessions
Boat Handling Sessions

What will I learn?

We’ve devised the course to be comprehensive. You’ll learn about all parts of the engine, the anchor, the drogue, seating, oars, rollocks and the bilge pump.

Our instructors also show you how to fish on the drift and the rudder, talk you through boat etiquette and appropriate clothing, and lift the lid on some handy fishing tactics.

How does the day shape up?

Starting at 10:00 and finishing at 13:00, you’ll have all afternoon to put your new skills to the test on the water. There’s a one fish limit but you can spend the rest of your time catching and releasing.

What if I come alone?

Don’t worry. We’ll do our best to match you with someone with a similar level of experience and make sure you have the skills you need to have a fulfilling day.

And it’s a great opportunity to meet like-minded people too.

Boat Handling Courses 2018

Rutland: 01780 686441
April
Tuesday 15th, Monday 30th
May
Thursday 31st
June
Thursday 7th, Monday 25th
July
Friday 6th, Thursday 12th, Wednesday 18th
August
Wednesday 1st
Grafham: 01480 810531
May
Tuesday 1st, Monday 14th, Monday 28th
June
Tuesday 5th, Tuesday 12th
July
Tuesday 3rd, Wednesday 25th, Friday 20th, Thursday 26th
August
Wednesday 7th
Pitsford: 01604 781350
May
Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 17th, Tuesday 29th
June
Wednesday 6th, Tuesday 26rd
July
Monday 2nd, Wednesday 11th, Tuesday 24th

Where can I learn?

Courses are also available at Rutland 01780 686441 , Grafham 01480 810531 and Pitsford 01604 781350, so there’s plenty of choice over where and when you brush up on your knowledge.