Angling For Youth Development Courses

The following are the courses currently offered by AFYD in the UK and are in the process of being adopted to take account of Irish angling species, angling regulations, environmental differences and other required changes.

Introduction to Game Angling Course

The Game Angling programme consists of 10 x 3 hour sessions that give tuition in Rods and Equipment, leader construction, water safety, casting, tactics & fly selection, playing and landing fish, fish welfare, and basic angling and environmental law.

Introduction to Coarse Fishing

The Coarse Angling programme consists of 10 x 3 hour sessions that give tuition in Rods and Equipment, terminal tackle & methods, water safety, casting, tactics & bait, playing and landing fish, fish welfare, and basic angling and environmental law.

Introduction to Sea Angling Course

The Sea Angling programme consists of 10 x 3 hour sessions that give tuition in Rods and Equipment, terminal tackle & methods, water safety, casting, tactics & bait, rigs and jigs, playing and landing fish, fish welfare, and basic angling and environmental law.

Game Angling Award Course

This AFYD course offers young anglers a pathway to achieving a qualification which can help with further learning or employment . The course is accredited with the Scottish Qualifications Authority. IFI hopes to offer a similar course to Irish students.

Module 1 – History of Angling and the Game Species
A History of Angling
The Game Species

Module 2 – Angling Equipment
Fishing Tackle and Equipment
The different Rod actions
Types of fly line and their
purpose
An introduction to knots and
leaders

Module 3 – Fly Fishing (Casting and Tactics)
Casting Techniques
Tactics

Module 4 – Water Safety
Angling Etiquette
Angling and Water Safety
Course Safety Equipment

Module 5 – Angling and Wildlife Law
The Law relating to fresh
water fishing.
The Law relating to the
environment and wild life.
Angling Law in other parts of
the United Kingdom.

Module 6 – Angling and Environmental Law
Litter and Fly tipping
Pollution
Country Side Code
Access and The Land Reform Act
Enforcement bodies and agencies

Module 7 – Fly Tying
Fly Tying Tools
Fly Tying Materials
Tying a basic fly
Tying a winged fly
The Fly Tying Journal

Module 8 - Insects and creatures of the aquatic environment
The Lineaus System – Species
Classification
Food Chains and Food Webs
Insects and their importance
Mayfly’s, Stonefly’s, Sedge’s,
Midges, Beetles and Bugs
Crustaceans
Micro-crustaceans and zoo
plankton
Gastropods and Molluscs
Worms and Leeches
Sponges and Hydra