I was introduced to fishing at the age of 5 and was immediately bitten by the bug, as soon as I was able, I joined my local club and continued with them until I joined Essex Police in 1980.
I retired 12 years ago, having served over 30 years. Throughout my service I was involved with the Police coarse angling section and have Captained the match team for over 20 years. I continue in the role of Captain of Colchester Police teams to this day.
When I retired I knew I wanted to try and promote the sport in some way, I had been unwittingly coaching in one capacity or another for many years so I decided to follow my heart and enrolled in the coaching course with the Angling Trust. I completed my training to level 2 in February 2014.
In June 2015, I decided to start my own coaching company and "On Coarse" was born.
I am DBS checked, and fully licensed and insured, through the Angling Trust to carry out coaching in coarse fishing. I am also members of the Professional Coaching Association.
I have formed strong associations with local commercial fisheries and have agreements to use their facilities whenever appropriate. I also have access to a number of club and private waters, allowing us to provide the opportunity to fish for most coarse fish species.