Coaching & Guiding


Barry Jones

Founder of The Fishing Buddy, I am a qualified level 1 Angling Trust coach, working towards my level 2. 

Having fished all my life, I have picked up a wealth of knowledge through experience and other anglers and thoroughly enjoy sharing this with others.

I regularly hold junior tutorial sessions, aimed at getting more children into fishing and building the next generation of anglers. 

These tutorial sessions are all free, with everything needed provided.


Ed - The Fish Magnet

After fishing for almost his whole life, Ed has now completed his guiding course and is available to coach both new and experienced anglers on a variety of different fishing techniques. 

Check out our blog to read about his recent 74lb stingray off a local West Sussex beach



I've never fished before, does that matter?

Not at all, The Fishing Buddy guides are here to coach everyone from complete beginners who want to experience the rush of catching their first fish, to seasoned anglers who want to sharpen their skills in certain areas.

What do I need to bring with me?

Nothing! The Fishing Buddy will provide all the necessary tackle and bait needed to catch your target species.