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A 'Have a go' session for girls and boys that have never had the chance to try fishing before.

Taster sessions are designed to allow prospective new anglers to get hands on with some truly wonderful creatures. The excitement of seeing the float disappear for the first time, feeling a wriggley fish on the end of the line and actually being able to see and touch an animal that you would not otherwise be able to, is truly memorable. An experience that every angler can vividly remember for the rest of their lives.

Come and take the first step into a much bigger world and join our fishing family.


Taster Sessions are available to book at any of our coaching sessions. There are one hour slots before and after the main coaching sessions.

The early slot is from 9.00am to 10.00am.

The afternoon slot is from 3.30pm to 4.30pm.

"Do I need any experience or tackle?"

No. Everything is supplied for you to use, including bait. All you need to bring is yourself and some enthusiasm.

"Do I need to be a member of the DDAS?"

No. Parents will be asked to sign a temporary membership form which will cover the participants under the clubs insurance for the duration of the session.

"Will I need a rod licence?"

You will not need  to worry about a rod licence if the participating Junior is under 13. If they are over 13, a temporary rod licence waiver will be arranged for you by the Junior Secretary.

"How much are the Taster Sessions?"

Our Taster Sessions are absolutely free!

"How do I book a Taster Session?"

Take a look at the 'Fixture page' on this website and pick a date that suits you best from the coaching sessions highlighted in yellow. 

Contact the Junior Secretary either by phone to


By email to


or via Facebook Messenger at

DDAS Juniors

If a rod licence waiver is required, then allow plenty of time for the arrangements to be made with the Angling Trust.