Welcome to Angling Therapy Plymouth

I have been a very keen angler for over 40 years and wish to pass on my skills to people with mental illness, special needs and people recovering from addictions.

I will coach you to Angling Trust standards and help you to appreciate how therapeutic Angling and the countryside can be., You can be a novice to competent angler – in my experience of angling, there’s always something to learn. 

There are always new places to go fishing. For any fisherman, there’s always a new place, always a new horizon.

Jack Nicklaus

Former professional golfer


I am a licensed Angling Coach with the Angling Trust and I understand the difficulties you have as I myself have suffered with them. I coach with empathy to all participants.


I have a National Diploma in Fisheries Management and I incorporate some of the things I learned at college in to my angling coaching.


Feel free to download my fish keeping resources from my downloads section – they are free to access and use.

Latest blogs

Have a read of my latest blog posts – I regularly share my thoughts on angling, share useful tips and knowledge and also reports and findings on mental health, addiction and special needs.

Casting Coaching 10th July

Casting Coaching 10th July

Angling Therapy Put a days fishing on for Positive People, sitting on the Pier waiting for the party to arrive I suddenly thought I must remind everyone to drink plenty of fluids while there , the sun was out in all its glory beating down on us , when they arrived I...

26th April Casting Coaching

26th April Casting Coaching

We had a great day at West Hoe on the 26th April everyone was enthusiastic about learning even though it was very windy and raining most of the time we was there, Positive people paid for the day for people suffering with depression , stress, Anxiety, even though it...

Addiction Statistics

Modelled prevalence estimates of substance misuse (in the last 12 months) in Devon for 16-59 year olds Drug Type Number Percent Males Females Persons Males Females Persons Class A Powder Cocaine 4,625 2,040 6,665 2.23% 0.97% 1.59% Ecstasy 2,902 1,305 4,207 1.40% 0.62%...