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Fishing Basics Workshops


We kick off the year with two Fishing Basics classroom workshops at the Bradfield Cricket Club pavilion in Heath Rd,  Bradfield Southend,  Reading RG7 6HD


On Saturday 17th February and Saturday 23rd March 2024 from 10am-3pm.


These are aimed at newcomers to angling of any age but will be useful for anyone wishing to improve their technical knowledge. 


The workshops will be run by the RDAA coaching team and include rig making, float selection, shotting patterns, essential fishing knots, tackle for waggler and stick float fishing, feeder fishing set ups and casting techniques out on the cricket field.


Coaching Sessions

The coaching team are running four 90 minute sessions per day on Callows Pool at Farnham Flint, Cottage Lane, Pingewood, RG30 3UW based around the Angling Trust Get Fishing awards with certificates for those pupils reaching the required standard. Five students per session. 


The 2024 dates are as follows: 


Sat 13th April , Sat 4th May 2024 , Sat 25th May, Sat 22nd June, Sat 13th July.




9.30 -11.00, 11.00 -12.30, 1.00 - 2.30, 2.30 -4.00


[Please provide all names and ages (if under 16yrs) and specify your preferred time slots] 


More dates to be announced in due course including the summer holiday programme. 

To book in for either the workshops or the coaching sessions please email - 


Improve Your Fishing Skills


Each session will have a designated supervisor and three ‘angling mentors’ who will demonstrate appropriate angling methods to the venue and target species with a maximum of three ‘students’ at a time. You will have an opportunity to fish with their tackle under supervision. At the end of the session you are welcome to stay on and fish with your own tackle and bait and put into practice what you have learnt. 


The following sessions are now confirmed and bookings are open for a maximum of 10 places. Free to RDAA members - £10 for non-members including guest ticket for the day.



Float fishing for Carp at Willmott's  -  Sat 13th April -  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Lure fishing on canal at Froxfield  -  Sun 28th April  - 8.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.


Specimen Tench at Farnham Flint Sat 11th May – 7.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.


Specimen Carp at Cottage Lane – Weds 22nd May – 5.00 – p.m. – 9.00 p.m.


Waggler fishing on Flint & Brownlee – Sat 27th July - 8.00 a.m. – 12. p.m.


Stick float fishing on the Kennet at Ufton – Sat 17th August – 8.00 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Barbel fishing on the Kennet at Upper Benyons  - Weds 28th Aug – 5.00pm – 9.00 p.m.


Feeder, Whip & Waggler fishing on the Thames at Wallingford – Sat 14th Sept 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. 


Pike fishing at Farnham Flint – Sat 19th Oct  - 8.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.


To book in for the Improve Your Fishing Skills sessions please email Steve at - 

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