Posted by: AAPGAI | February 12, 2010

Courses for potential AAPGAI instructors

Want to be a fly fishing instructor?

New programme of workshops to help aspiring instructors

AAPGAI is launching a series of training workshops in locations across the UK this spring with the aim of finding the next generation of fly fishing instructors.

We’re offering potential instructors the opportunity to meet and spend time on the water with three of our senior assessors to understand the requirements of the AAPGAI syllabi. Individual and group tuition during the two days will give candidates the right level of knowledge and understanding of what it takes to pass the AAPGAI assessment.

Illtyd Griffiths, Chairman of AAPGAI said: “This new programme  will provide the perfect start for anyone wanting to become a fly casting instructor.

It’s a great opportunity for potential candidates to meet our assessment team in an informal environment , to get  feedback on their current teaching level and find out how they compare to AAPGAI assessment standards. They will also to find out the positive benefits of being a member of the association.”

The first courses are on 17th and 18th April on the river Ribble and on the River Avon. That will be followed by one on the 24th and 25th April in the Midlands on the River Severn near Attingham Park, Shropshire. These exclusive days will consist of one to one and group tuition in the single and double hand disciplines.

At the end of the weekend every candidate will have the opportunity to undertake a one to one teaching/casting mock assessment in front of a senior assessor. Individual feedback will be given in the form of a thorough debrief with action points if necessary to prepare for the AAPGAI entry level assessment weekend.

If you feel that you have the right attributes to become an AAPGAI instructor – we look forward to meeting you and showing you how to turn this into reality.

If you would like some advice prior to booking on a course:

Avon – Gary Champion Tel:01872863 551 or mobile:07968 380716

Severn – Karl Humphries Tel:01788 615 780 or mobile:07724 461450

Ribble – Jim FearnTel:01254 824 650 or mobile:07875 174294

If you would like further information on future courses/events/including our newsletter please contact our secretary at address below.

Cost of the courses is £250 per person. Cheques to be made out in favour of AAPGAI and sent to the secretary with all contact details and a short history of the applicant’s fishing experience :

Paul Little Secretary

51 Broadacres

High Harrington


CA14 5RL

Tel: 01946 830 122


AAPGAI teaching the next generation of fishing instructors