Take A Friend Fishing 2016

“Take A Friend Fishing” (TAFF) is a campaign where UK anglers are encouraged to take a person out who they feel would benefit from a day’s fishing. Remember when a friend or family member took you fishing when you were [...]

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PAA member becomes England Team Captain

I was recently given the great honour of becoming England Team Captain for this year’s Junior World Carp Classic, which will be staged at Lake Katlov in the Czech Republic. Running from the 24th-29th May, the event will see 14 [...]

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EPFFA River Fly Fishing Championships 2015 by Iain Fraser

The River Ure in North Yorkshire is a river I knew nothing about except that it was reported to be an excellent grayling water.

I travelled up with Bob my old fishing mate of 40 odd years and arrived in the outskirts of Layburn about 2pm in the afternoon. We found the river and had a scouting foray and were pleasantly surprised to find a falling river and signs of a few fish rising although we could not identify what the fish were rising to.

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A Threat to Our Fisheries

How can we as coaches help the stop of Invasive Non Native Species? By John Blewitt. The simple answer is, on our own we can’t, but we can help to cut down on the spread. By following some simple routines, we can help to cut down on the risk of spreading these “beasties”.

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The Easter holiday period heralds the first of three TAKE A FRIEND FISHING (TAFF) campaign initiatives for 2015, to encourage parents, grandparents, guardians and friends to enjoy fishing with family members and friends who have not fished before, free of [...]

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Angling Coaches’ Northern Jamboree

Saturday & Sunday 9th/10th May 2015 10am-4pm Pool Bridge Farm, York Free weekend’s fishing Free First Aid refresher course Free Safeguarding refresher course Free Saturday evening barbecue Free coaching forum and CPD sessions - including “How does a modest coaching income [...]

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Angling dignitary becomes Patron of the Kevin Green Angling Academy

Les Webber MBE, founder of award-winning Angling Projects and stalwart supporter of recruiting young people into angling, has accepted an invitation to become the Patron of the Kevin Green Angling Academy (KGAA). The Academy was officially launched in August 2014, [...]

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NFM 2014 – Absolutely Fabulous

This year’s National Fishing Month (NFM) exceeded organisers’ expectations and introduced thousands of new people to angling. A total of 310 special NFM events were staged during July and August 2014, attended by enthusiastic participants from across the UK.

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The National Fishing Month (NFM) launch at the CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace was a roaring success despite the best efforts from the unpredictable weather. Coaches from the Professional Anglers Association (PAA) and the Game Angling Instructors Association (GAIA) [...]

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PAA reaction to conviction of Leeds child abuser

The Professional Anglers’ Association (PAA) has reacted strongly to news of the conviction and jailing of Leeds-based angling coach Paul Stead for a string of child abuse offences. PAA Chairman Dr Bruno Broughton said: “We are aware that although Stead [...]

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Beware of Bogus Coaches

There have been a number of instances where the prestigious name and logo of the PAA have been used on websites and other media by individuals who are not members of our Association. If you see the PAA name used by anyone who is not listed on this website please contact us.

Your News and Views

Our next Newsletter is due out late Summer so if you have news or other information you would like included, please send them to:

Bruno Broughton
Lower Bromstead Road
Moreton, Nr. Newport
Shropshire. TF10 9DQ.

Alternatively, contact the PAA.

Growing Membership

The revitalised PAA has many members renewing their subs and coming back to this wonderful organisation. In the coming months, you will see and hear more about what the PAA is up to - join now and become part of the story.