Coaching Testimonials

Kind words from some of my very happy customers! 🙂

Just had a brilliant day out with Jon. As the weather had cooled significantly I thought I was going to get a lesson in scratching around for bites, however this was not the case. Jon showed me how to keep fish coming on all lines, especially the margins while significantly improving my short feeder casting and pole feeding techniques. Jon’s relaxed and informative approach made the day a real pleasure to be on the bank. Days like these are a ‘must’ if you are looking to fast-track your angling skills! – Dave Portas

Thanks for such an excellent day. Great tips and knowledge along with an excellent way of putting it across. Felt so at ease and comfortable with your coaching. Would highly recommend to anyone novice or expert. Would definitely book again without hesitation! – Mathew Blackmoor

What a brilliant day I had. Learnt loads and realised how the small things can make so much difference and I guess is the difference between winning and being an also ran! – Jon Whitehead

Anyone thinking of having a days fishing with Jon… don’t think about it… do it! The session I had was an eye opener to me. I have fished Bishops Bowl for five years and never caught as many fish as I caught after Jon’s tuition. Jon showed me that even 1 day a week anglers like myself could catch and compete in matches. So guys an gals if you want to improve your fishing get in touch with Jon Arthur. He will improve your angling so much! – Steve James

I recently took my fishing-mad grandson to the fantastic Tunnel Barn Farm for an all-day coaching session with the 2020 Daiwa Pole Masters Champion and all-round angler/journalist Jon Arthur. Jon is a friendly, informative character, which puts his students at ease. The session is fully inclusive of the method of tackling a commercial fishery instructing on; setup, strategy, catching and etiquette. Despite the cold the session flew by and left both my grandson and I with a renewed passion to get out on the bank again and start catching. My grandson ended up with a net of fish that would have put him in 3rd place in a match taking place on a neighbouring pool. If you have ever played golf you will know that a Pro can reset your game; it’s exactly the same with fishing. Jon charges a reasonable rate for a lot of knowledge and it is worth it to get an insight into the mindset of one of the UK’s premier anglers. – Andy Bashford

The two days have taught me so much and definitely highlighted areas that I really need to work on. Your patience and professionalism meant that I never felt I couldn’t ask questions or for guidance. I’d certainly recommend a days coaching with you. – James Simpson

I had a fantastic day out with Jon pole fishing. He is truly a really all round nice guy who knows his fishing! I would highly recommend him to anyone. – Matt Hall

An awesome day. Very highly recommend Jon. Great day, great coaching, fantastic venue and fab pictures. Thanks again Jon, best gift ever! – Andy & Lyn Williams

Brilliant day, learnt loads, highly recommend to anyone thinking about a day with Jon. I have already booked more as his knowledge is invaluable. – Craig Wood

Just like to say again a big thanks to Jon, I have learnt so much on the day that I had to write it all down so I can keep going over everything! I was shown so much and a lot of fine tuning was made by Jon to make it a brilliant days fishing. I would highly recommend a days coaching with Jon and you will definitely get your money’s worth. Thanks again to a great guy Jon Arthur – Ray England

I had a brilliant day and I know it will definitely put more fish in my net. Jon’s a fantastic coach and would improve anyone’s angling ability. Highly recommended. – Andy Kirtley

A special thanks to you Jon for your great coaching skills. I would recommend to anyone who feels the need for some coaching to book with yourself a top angler and person! – Dave Sexton

It was a very thought provoking and enjoyable day. The little tweaks are invaluable. Put them to use on Sunday and won a small 20 peg knock up with 120lb! – Neil Jeacock

It really is a great alternative to pants and smellies for your birthday treat! A great day and learnt a lot from a top guy. No secrets and great to learn new skills at my age. Highly recommended! – Dave Roberts

Thankyou for a great days fishing. The coaching was superb as we covered a lot in one day and the venue was ideal. Sam is now keen to acquire his own fishing tackle to continue his fishing experience! – Barrie & Sam Hicks

I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Your professional attitude and calm demeanor made the day even more enjoyable as you put me at ease straight away. I will take all those little tips and tricks with me in my future fishing adventures and they will I’m sure get me those extra pounds at the weigh in. – Steve Tayler

I had the most fantastic days fishing I could have ever wished for and I can’t wait to book you next year for another session. I tried to pick your angling brain with questions all day long and not once did I feel you were holding anything back. You come over extremely well on your YouTube clips and you came across very well on a one to one session too. Many thanks for all the tips and advice and I can’t wait to put it into practice soon.
Many thanks for the time you took and all the things you taught me, I’ll never forget.
– Mick Goff

The whole day from start to finish was brilliant. Talking through swims, rigs, setup, shotting, hooks, how and when to feed. The fishing was a bonus and the icing on the cake was unbelievable photos don’t lie. What a venue. The photo with the fish accounted for about 1/3 of the days catch! – Gordon Hitchen

Had a fantastic day. Learnt so much and had a great laugh doing it. – Chris Maddox

Last three matches I’ve been in I’ve had a 3rd, 1st and 2nd. Really improved my fishing since our training sessions. Cheers pal! – Matthew Stephenson

Just wanted to say thank you again. Really enjoyed ourselves and learnt a lot. Can’t wait for the next time now! – Craig Griffiths

Thanks for a fantastic day Jon. Thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt plenty! I’d recommend Jon to anyone, no matter your fishing ability! – Aaron Cook

Thanks again for a great day. Can’t put into words how good it is to be comfortable holding 13m. – Clive Rainbird

Harry had the best day and so did his dad. Photos are fab! Perfect birthday present. Highly recommend and Harry took on board what you showed him and came 3rd in a club match on Sunday! – Julie Franklin

Thanks for a great day out, we both thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to putting some of the tips into practice! – Andy & Austin Jennings

Fantastic day Jon. Left about 6.30pm and still a fish a chuck. Thanks for a brilliant day I learnt so much. Already looking forward to doing it again later on in the year. – Danny Lamb

Great days fishing with top coach and all round good guy Jonny ‘end peg’ Arthur! I Picked up loads of tips and tweaks and had a thoroughly good day. HIGHLY recommended after all the money we all splash on tackle this is a bargain. – Tony Staniforth