Club Angling

The Club Angling programme has been developed by leading angling coaches from across the three angling disciplines of game, coarse and sea. Club Angling has been written to encourage equity and inclusion in our sport across all groups through safe, enjoyable and memorable angling participation.

The programme has been designed in partnership between Barony College, Marine Scotland, sportscotland and ADBoS and is delivered specifically by ADBoS Licensed Coaches. The angling content covered in the programme covers the following topics;

  • Water Safety. Including hazards, risk assessment, personal safety, equipment, tides and environmental issues.
  • Fish. Including lifecycle and biology, fish types, fish welfare and handling, landing and local regulations.
  • Tackle. Including options, weather and water species.
  • Tackle up. Assembling your tackle, rigs, kn­ots, baits, lures and flies.

The delivery programme for Club Angling has been designed with flexibility in mind and will take in the region of 6 hours to complete. This delivery is generally split evenly between a three hour ‘classroom’ based knowledge session, followed by a three hour practical angling trip to a local fishery or area of coast. These can be delivered in one full day or across two half days. Class sizes are generally restricted to 14 (due to potential transport needs and coach ratios) however with planning this criteria can also be flexible to accommodate larger groups. To date the programme has been delivered to a range of anglers which have included;

  • Primary 6 and 7 students
  • Special Education Needs students (both secondary and primary aged)
  • Support Learning students (secondary schools)
  • Community Youth Groups and Clubs

The total cost for delivery of the programme is completely funded by ADBoS and all equipment and resources are supplied to the anglers free of charge. Transport needs eg mini bus hire, will also be covered however if school buses are available these should be utilised. In addition, each angler will be presented with a personalised Club Angling certificate from their angling coach at the end of their Club Angling programme.

For further information on getting involved in Club Angling please contact ADBoS through the ‘Contact US’ section of the web site