Kayak fishing is very popular around Jersey. Sit-on-top kayaks enable you to get afloat easily. Explore the coastline, chill out and (hopefully) catch supper!
There is more to sit-on-top kayak fishing than meets the eye. It is not the same as fishing from a pier or a boat. Nor is it the same as just sea kayaking, so it is a good idea to get some training.
If you have no experience of kayaking or fishing it is best to learn each discipline separately. We can offer both introductory kayaking and fishing as separate elements. Email or phone to discuss.
Kayak fishing taster trips
If you have kayaked before or have done a bit of fishing, our taster session will give you an insight into the advantages of sit-on-top kayak fishing.
Useful for anyone thinking of signing up for our longer course or 1:1 coaching but is unsure if kayak fishing is for them.
3 hour sessions with all kayak kit and fishing gear (including lures) supplied.
We will be using quality fishing gear supplied by Century rods and Monster Tackle. You’ll receive advice from highly experienced kayak fishing staff.
£75 per person.
Advance booking is essential as need to check when our kayak fishing guide is not out fishing!
Kayak fishing courses in Jersey
There is more to kayak fishing than just dropping your hook overboard in the hope that a nice large fish is passing by and will take your bait.
Over thousands of years the Inuit developed the sea kayak into a sophisticated hunting device upon which their lives depended.
The development of modern Sit-on-top kayaks gives sea anglers the opportunity to learn to blend with nature and enhance their fishing experience.
Derek Hairon and Keith White of have teamed up to create a kayak fishing course which aims to develop both your kayak and fishing skills.
Over 8 classes we’ll coach you in essential kayak and fishing skills and techniques that allow you to discover how to read the environment and paddle in places, where you will be able to catch more fish.
Kayak fishing course 2013
This course is not a guided fishing experience which merely takes you to secret spots where the guide simply tells you where to throw your line to catch fish. We plan to develop your understanding of kayak fishing so you will leave the course with the skills and techniques enabling you to get more from your kayak fishing – and ultimately catch more fish.
The course consists of two parts:
Part one: Essential Kayak Fishing Skills
We’ll develop and improve your forward, sideways and edging paddle skills so you can effectively reach the best fishing spots. Rescue and safety techniques including anchoring and the use of drogues is covered along with weather tides and currents and the impact of conditions on catch rates.
If you have only basic kayak skills, or are a novice kayaker part one is essential.
Part two: Kayak Fishing
Using rods designed by Keith White we’ll cover accurate casting methods, boat maneuverability, fish handling, kayak skills, pattern fishing, reading the water and conditions along with other key skills to enable you to catch more fish.
Part 1: Thursdays 1800-2030 starting 13 June. £160
Part 2: Thursdays 1800-2100 starts 11 July £200
All equipment including rods is supplied. Sponsored by Monster Tackle
We will be using catch and release methods.
Includes kayak fishing manual.
NEW BCU Foundation Kayak Angling safety course
This new British Canoe Union 1 day course is aimed at the kayak angler who wants to stay safe.
Run jointly by Derek Hairon (BCU level 5 coach) and expert Bass fishing guide and kayak fisherman Keith White. This one day course covers essential safety matters for users of Sit-on-top kayaks who either plan to go kayak fishing or, already are kayak fishing and want to learn key skills such as anchoring, using drogues and other techniques
A certificate of attendance is provided at the end of the course.
Saturday 18 May
Saturday 10 August
1:1 private courses on other dates. Please call.
All equipment is supplied along with a selection of Sit-on-top kayaks to help new paddlers get a better idea of which design is best for them.
Kayak fishing safety training can include the use of rods, anchors and fishing gear. Practice capsize and rescue skills with fishing gear on board.
Contact us for dates.
Private sit-on-top kayak fishing coaching
1:1 and small group kayak fishing coaching to revolutionize your kayak fishing techniques and skills.
1:1 kayak fishing coaching
Half days £125
Days (6 hours) £230
For up to two people:
Half days £170
Days (6 hours) £340
Contact us for prices for small groups.
Rods and lures supplied.
Week long Sit-on-top kayak courses in Jersey
Learn Sit-on-top kayak paddle skills at one of the first centres in the UK to embrace sit-on-top kayaking.
Director, Derek Hairon, is the author of Sit-on-top kayak, a beginners manual. Learn essential sit-on-top kayak safety and techniques from some of the most experienced sit-on-top kayak coaches in the UK.
Our courses are designed to teach essential skills while you explore the fantastic coastline of Jersey.
Try a selection of Sit-on-top kayaks during the course.
There is a huge range of sit-on-top designs on the market and attending our course will give you a better idea of which design is best for you.
Visit our Sit-on-top kayak courses page for our evening and weekly classes.
It is often possible to run courses and private coaching on other dates.
Our What Sit-on-top kayak to buy page will give you advice n the choice of equipment.
It is possible to run courses on other dates so please contact Derek to check options and prices.
June 10-14 1015-1245
August 12-16 1000-1230
Cost: 5 classes £197.50, 4 classes £158, 3 classes £118.50
Manual included. All equipment and wetsuits supplied. Optional drysuit hire is available for £5 per class.
Sit on top kayak skills development training (BCU 3 star sea training and assessment courses)
It is now possible to take the BCU 3 star sea award using a Sit-on-top kayak.
This course is ideal for the Sit-on-top kayaker who wants to develop their skills to get out more.
If you kayak fish this 2 day course helps you develop your paddle skills to get to fishing spots you might otherwise not reach.
The course covers essential safety skills, improving your paddle techniques, launching and landing your sit-on-top kayak in surf. The use of anchors can be included if required with a focus on key safety issues.
BCU 3 star sea training for sit-on-top kayakers
Two days is recommended but this does depend on your skill level.
Cost:- Training days (on the above dates) £95 per day.
BCU 3 star sea Assessment for Sit-on-top kayak*
This 1 day assessment will consist of a day long coastal kayak trip.
Cost: Assessment (on above dates) £95
Private 1:1 training and assessment
For the Sit-on-top kayaker who can only attend on specific dates or wants 1:1 coaching for the BCU 3 star award.
1:1 training £190 per day
1:1 assessment £190
Special two person private class offer: £200 per day.
Optional Dry suit hire – £10 per day
*Note:If you combine training and assessment courses together it is important to understand that attending a training course does not imply that you will reach the required standard to pass the 3 star award at the end of the training. Much depends on your level of paddle skills and experience. If you wish to combine training and assessment into two or three days please discuss this in advance.
Custom Sit-on-top kayak courses in Jersey and the UK
If you have a group who want a specific course give me a call as it may be more effective for me to come to you.
Email or phone 07797853033 to discuss.