The Branch has previously run a series of Adult and Junior Beginners Courses each year for those wishing to experience the joys of fly fishing. 


The courses aim to introduce those of all ages wishing to experience the joys of fly fishing for game (Trout, Salmon) and other species (Carp, Pike, Bass, etc.).   Each course follows a structured lesson plan and will be delivered in a safe environment at our Syndicate Lakes.   The courses are designed to provide the pupil with confidence, skills and technical/practical knowledge to enable them to safely and competently go fishing.


The courses usually commence with a Health & Safety briefing, followed by tackle selection and assembly, prior to learning the basic Roll and Overhead casts, before moving on to the eagerly anticipated actual fishing with ongoing coaching. 



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Angling Development is a key role of the Angling Trust now that it has merged with the Angling Development Board (ADB). Our development work is supported by Sport England, the Environment Agency, British Waterways and Sports Coach UK.

To find out more about the scheme and to locate licensed coaches on a National basis, visit Angling Trust Development web pages.


The Sussex Branch of the Salmon & Trout Association is also Clubmark accredited.


The Branch applied for and achieved “Clubmark” accreditation in June 2013 and is one of only three fishing clubs in Sussex to have achieved “Clubmark” status.

Clubmark serves two main functions. It gives parents, guardians and carers the confidence that their children will be attending a safe club where they can learn new skills in a safe learning environment.  It is also a sign that the club is working to ensure all its members reach their full potential. Sports clubs must meet rigorous set standards to achieve and maintain Clubmark status.



Individual or small group lessons may be arranged directly with the qualified Game Angling Instructors detailed below:

Simon Young

07719 31258

Brian Smart

01798 86564



Garry Poole

07751 006969

Mark Brown

01435 661025


Sussex Branch S&TC UK

Any statements, opinions or information contained in this website, do not necessarily represent those of the Sussex Branch of Salmon & Trout Conservation UK

Updated October 2018