One of the UK’s leading bloodworm and joker experts, Sam Wildsmith has announced that he is to start holding lessons, designed to help anglers improve their skills with the bait. The move comes after a number of anglers have requested coaching days with Sam, but up until this point he has been unable to oblige due to lack of time.
He commented: “The last few months have been extremely hectic for me, as I have moved premises and opened up a large new tackle shop in Heanor, Derbyshire. As you can imagine, this has impacted on my time and I have struggled to get out on the bank myself – let alone find time to coach anyone else!
Fortunately, we are settled in after the move now, so I have more time to go fishing – and am looking forward to getting out on the bank and doing some coaching! I am fortunate enough to have fished a lot with bloodworm and joker over the years, and competed alongside some of Europe’s finest bloodworm anglers, alongside winning some very high profile matches with the bait myself. A lot of anglers seem to have the method down as being far more complicated than it is – so it will be nice to get on the bank and help people improve their fishing.
I am willing to travel anywhere within a 50 mile radius of my home town of Heanor, and will supply all bait, tackle and rigs for the day –though anglers are of course welcome to fish on their own gear if they would rather do that. I will happily coach anglers on their own, or in groups of up to three people – if they would rather spread the cost between them to keep it down.”