New to angling?

Simply arrive for your training

All tackle & bait can be provided free of charge for use during the session.

If you are new to fishing and don't have your own tackle, we can supply a complete range of high quality JRC equipment for use throughout the session. You can use your own equipment if you prefer. Advice on buying tackle can also be provided.

We can help you understand what methods to use for a better chance of catching whilst learning how to correctly handle fish.

Course Overview

Before we can offer any coaching, we need to fully understand what you want to gain from your fishing and what you want to learn. Once we have your needs we are able to offer a tailored training package with an appropriate venue to hold the coaching on.

Your course might include the following:


  • Waterside safety
  • Fish location
  • Swim selection
  • Baiting strategies and bait selection
  • Feature finding and location
  • Accurate casting and baiting

Tackle selection & suitability

  • Rod/reel selection
  • Line choice
  • Rig selection
  • Safe and unsafe rigs
  • Setting up tackle for chosen swim and conditions

Fish welfare

  • Handling fish
  • Fish care
  • Un-hooking mats
  • Landing nets
  • Keepnets and carp sacks
  • Weighing fish

Availability & pricing

Courses can be tailored to your own needs. A session could last for a single day, a day & a night (24 hour) or longer, the choice is yours. For longer sessions we are often able to fish more than one water and cover many more skills such as rig mechanics or accurate distance casting one day and surface fishing the next, for example. Week days and weekends are available.

All tackle and bait will be supplied for you to use although you can use your own tackle if you wish.

Find out more »

What people are saying

These are just a few select reviews from satisfied Smart Carping students

Get in touch

Contact Smart Carping today to ask for advice, check availability and discuss a tailored training course that's right for you.

07864 959163

Contact us today

Smart Carping is proud to be sponsored by & affiliated with some of angling's leading brands: