Coaching With Jon

Book An Unforgettable Day’s Fishing With Jon!

I am a fully licensed Level 2 Angling Coach and offer fun and friendly coaching sessions and fishing days for all ages and abilities!

  • Beginners, intermediate and advanced anglers
  • Match, club or pleasure anglers
  • Accompanied children are also welcome (I am DBS checked)
  • Lakes, canals or rivers
  • Pole, waggler and feeder techniques
  • Commercial carp and F1 fishing
  • Bream and roach fishing
  • Mixed bag fishing
  • Light lure fishing for perch, jack pike and zander (Autumn/Winter only)
  • All bait supplied
  • Tackle can also be supplied if necessary
  • Professional photography service included

My Qualifications:
  • Licensed Angling Coach (Angling Trust certified)
  • Level 1 Award In Coaching Angling (1st4Sport)
  • Level 2 Award In Coaching Angling (1st4Sport)
  • Essential First Aid (St John Ambulance)
  • Safeguarding & Protecting Children (UK Coaching)
  • DBS checked (Child Workforce Angling Coach)

I am a fully qualified and licensed Level 2 Angling Coach, DBS checked and insured. I pride myself in offering a tailored coaching experience to suit YOUR needs, regardless of your age or ability. Complete novices are just as welcome as experienced anglers!

How Much?
  • A midweek coaching session with Jon is typically £200 a day for one person*
  • An additional angler is just £50 extra
  • Weekends and Bank Holidays are an extra £50
  • Day tickets included
  • Bait included (but feel free to bring your own too!)
  • Tackle can also be supplied if necessary
  • Session times are typically 9am to 4pm (Times can be flexible and sessions typically run later with ‘one-more-casts’!)

*For venues up to 50 miles from Bicester, Oxfordshire. Further distances will incur an increase of 45p/mile to cover fuel.

  • Any venue of your choice, subject to availability
  • Canals, lakes and rivers are all catered for

Preferred commercial fisheries include:

  • Tunnel Barn Farm
  • Makins Fishery
  • Packington Somers Fishery
  • Bishops Bowl Fishery
  • Barston Lakes
  • Meadowlands Fishery
  • Rolf’s Lake
  • Alders Farm
  • The Glebe/Mallory Park
  • Oakfield Fishery
  • Manor Farm Leisure
  • Boddington Reservoir
  • Ivy House Lakes
  • Dog Lane Fishery
  • Snitterfield Reservoir
  • Alvechurch Fishery

Preferred natural fisheries include:

  • Warwickshire Avon
  • River Leam
  • River Thames, Oxfordshire
  • River Cherwell
  • Oxford Canal
  • Grand Union Canal
  • Kennet & Avon Canal

What Do You Need To Bring?
  • Suitable fishing clothing and/or waterproofs
  • Food and drink (Sharing snacks appreciated!)
  • Your fishing tackle (All tackle can be supplied if necessary)
  • A valid EA rod licence
  • A smile 🙂

Get In Touch

Please telephone or text me on 07968 743369 if you want to discuss things further, or e-mail me at: coaching @


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

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 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

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