About the PAA

The Professional Anglers Association (PAA) acts as a major support organisation for a nationwide network of fully qualified, accredited angling coaches, who themselves recruit and teach thousands of new and budding anglers each year.

Every member of the PAA in England is registered as an Angling Trust licensed coach.

All PAA coaches have undergone specialised training and have passed nationally-recognised coaching practical and theory examinations. Each PAA coach holds:

  • An accredited Level 1 or Level 2 1st4Sport coaching qualification
  • Up-to-date Child Protection and Safe Guarding training
  • A current First Aid certificate
  • An up to date DBS certificate.
  • A current insurance policy.

A PAA coach is able to arrange specialist angling training for those new to angling or to existing anglers wanting to refresh or improveĀ  their skill level or learn more about specific styles of angling.

They will offer:

  • One-to-one tuition for a few hours
  • A programme of individual coaching
  • Coaching for groups of anglers, young or old

Our coaches deliver courses in coarse, game or sea angling and many coach in more than one discipline.

If you have any questions about taking up fishing or about coaching, please email your question to: info@paauk.co.uk

PAA Ltd Directors

Patrons Peter Clapperton 

Dr Bruno Broughton

President Mike Heylin OBE
Vice Presidents Jimmy Coffey 

Harvey Jacks

Bryn Lamb

Les Webber

PAA Board (2017-2018)
Chairman Naidre Werner (Publicity, Compliance)
Vice Chairman John Pope (Communications Officer)
Treasurer Paul Forman (Membership Benefits Officer)
Directors Nick Watkins (Compliance Officer)
Neil Powell
Ian Gemson
Anna Santoro (Administrator / Compliance)
Safeguarding and Child Protection Sub-Committee Naidre Werner
Nick Watkins
Peter Fieldhouse