Association of Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructors

I am one of only two ladies ever to have qualified to this level for both single handed trout and salmon spey casting with double handed rods in the UK.

The standard for AAPGAI is extremely high, the assessment programme is viewed as the most difficult to get through and standards are continuously under scrutiny.

You can be sure that an AAPGAI qualified instructor has the training and technical expertise to most effectively assess your casting and rectify any problems, enabling you to get the most from your fishing. An AAPGAI advanced instructor offers the most cost effective tuition available.

I offer tuition by the half day, full day or longer for guided fishing tuition. I have the necessary licence, ensuring that I hold adequate insurance and have child protection training, as well as police disclosure certificate and emergency first aid.

I specialise in rivers and small stillwater fishing and can arrange days on both. Being in Twynholm, only two and a half hours from Edinburgh or Glasgow means you can easily make a day of it, or I can arrange to meet at any venue of your choice.

I regularly cater for corporate days and can provide suitable tackle for both children and adults, I can arrange upmarket days for your important clients or team building fun days for your staff. Whatever you requirements, give me a call or email me for details of availability and rates.

Costs are in line with other professional coaches fees and no more than you would pay for tennis or golf coaching.

Why learn bad habits from a friend when you can start properly and wow your friend with your ability?

AAPGAI advanced Trout, and Sea trout qualification covers:-

Technical casting

All of the above casts using single handed trout rods and adapted to suit weather conditions, over both shoulders with head and following winds.


Double handed salmon casting

The use of modern switch rods and skandi shooting head lines

References are available on request.

Certificate in Coaching Angling - Level 2. (National Occupational Standards for Coaching, Teaching & Instructing).
This certificate has now replaced S.T.A.N.I.C.

In order to become licensed I have:-

What the qualification covers.



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