“I first met Keith at the junior carp camp held at horse shoe lake in 2011, where I was lucky enough to be paired with Keith, with this being my first ever proper carp fishing experience I was very nervous and a little clueless on the whole thing. Keith was very welcoming and helpful showing me how to set my bivvy up and how to set up basics on my rods. and also lending me a set of proper alarms for the weekend as mine broke in the first few hours, it wasn’t long till Keith had me tying withy pool rigs and kd rigs in bags, Keith then patiently aided me with my casting it wasn’t long till I was spodding and casting out the rods on my own with a little supervision, me and Keith just bonded straight away with a good sense of humour but still with a teaching manor I learned so much from the first year with, I had already booked on for the year after. So now with the second year at horse shoe I went back with Keith and it was safe to say I was more prepared and better equipped this time. I was looking forward to meeting up with keith and learning even more from him, so I met up with Keith at the lake and it was like we had Been fiends for years laughing and joking together, with another weekend with Keith done I had gained the knowledge I needed to feel comfortable and confident to go out on my own night fishing, I owe a lot to Keith as over the past 5 years he has not only taught me to fish and bank etiquette but also he has helped me become the angler and the person I am today with great experiences and opportunities I have gained from fishing with Keith have been unreal, as I’m now a field tester for nash and I was lucky enough to venture over to France last year with Keith not only to catch carp but to catch a fish of a life time a 76.8lb mirror carp. keith hasn’t just coached me thou, he also took my dad for a few session at Keith local lake on catch 22 showing my dad the basics and the the more complicated rigs it is safe to say that it worked with my dad landing 5 fish over the weekend up to 27.6 lb with these being my dads first proper carp Keith was there to aid him in fish care and fish safety, also teaching me how to use a camera properly which was an added bonus. I’ve met a lot of people now through fishing and I owe it all to Keith with out Keith I wouldn’t be the angler I am today!”
“Wow a great weekends fishing tuition with Keith Williams @catch22 , I’ve learnt loads of things I was doing wrong and am now on the road to recovery of puttingthem right , plenty of beers and good laughs along the way . Would seriously recommend anyone to have a session tweak , you’ll be surprised people to what you could learn !!! Will defo book in again next year thanks keith and don’t forget your flat cap 😂😂”
“I started carp fishing around three years ago and have done most of my fishing on a runs water where its very difficult to blank but the average size of the fish are only around 10 -12lb. I had tried a couple of more difficult venues but hadn’t been too successful so I decided to contact to Keith for a tuition day.
The main target for me was to be able to turn up to a lake and have the confidence to know that was I going about the things the right way and giving myself the best chance of catching and this tuition has definitely helped.
We spent good deal of time discussing the lake and talking about weather conditions and air pressure etc something I never really paid a great deal of attention to in the past. Keith would give me different weather condition scenarios and would quiz me on how I would approach them.
We then spent time discussing rigs and he showed me three or four different rigs that would cover all my fishing and taught me how to tie them. This for me was great as there are so many different rigs on the market today that you never know whats best to use and the magazines only make this more confusing.
On the morning before we left we spent time covering feature finding and casting which was something I really needed help with. My casting was never really that accurate but by the end of the tuition I was pretty much bang on with every cast. I also learnt how to feel the lead down properly to give me an ideal of what my rig was sitting on at the bottom.
All in all this was a great day and has given me the confidence to tackle new and tougher lakes.”