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.
£40 per person.
Advance booking is essential.
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 by Derek Hairon (BCU level 5 coach). 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.
Call to arrange a date and time. This course can usually be run on demand.
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.
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.
2014 Course dates
Visit our Courses page for dates. It is often possible to arrange custom dates for short courses.
Email or call 07797853033 to discuss your needs.
Manual included. All equipment and wetsuits supplied. Optional drysuit hire is available for £5 per calss.
Sit on Top Kayak and 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
2014 Dates are listed here
Two days is recommended but this does depend on your skill level.
Cost:– Training days (on listed 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.
2014 Dates are listed here
Cost: Assessment (on listed 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.
Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning
Tides, currents and weather can have a huge impact on your kayak fishing trip. This 1 day course aims to cover essential skills to enable you to plan your kayak angling trip. We cover charts and look at how tides, weather and seabed will have an impact on conditions and likely catches.
This course can be added to courses and also run on demand. More information is here.
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.