Learn how to catch fish in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere where dedicated tuition will boost confidence in your ability simply by increasing your understanding of fish and watercraft.
We offer personalised fishing tuition to help you achieve the best from the sport and enhance your skills.
All bait will be supplied free of charge for the duration of the training and fishing tackle can be supplied for the session courtesy of JRC and Greys.
Ian Gemson has completed the Professional Anglers Association (PAA) level 2 coaching course organised by 1st4Sport which officially qualifies him as an angling coach. As a result of this accreditation Smart Carping is able to offer £5 million public liability insurance and has passed the CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check.
Smart Carping is proud to be sponsored by & affiliated with some of angling's leading brands:
Smart Carping was founded in 2006 by Ian Gemson, a keen angler with a background stretching back to childhood of avid coarse and successful match fishing...
I started fishing as a child for what ever came along, mainly in the area of the Hampshire/Surrey border with many of the now well known lakes only a few minutes away. I would fish for pike, roving the local lakes with a simple spinning rod and later fished with much success in matches on rivers, canals and lakes. Watching huge fish during the close season and seeing a few being caught infected me with the carp fishing bug.
Ian's personality led him naturally into teaching - he is approachable, friendly and patient. When he took up specimen angling he found that the people who approached him greatly appreciated his down to earth advice and took a lot from his common-sense approach and ability to think like a fish. Smart Carping was the logical progression.
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