Rob Knapp. The guided session with Dai was excellent. Not only is he a brilliant angler and very nice bloke, he also put his finger on areas I needed to develop & shared some insights & tweaks that leave me full of confidence for the season ahead. I have no doubt that my tench fishing has come on in that short time & if & when I land that new PB, I know who I will be calling first. He has some great stories to boot. Highly recommended & worth every penny. I am looking forward to a guided session with him on the rivers later in the year.
Whilst we didn't catch on the day Rob it wasn't long before I got the call! Rob went on to have a fantastic spring landing 5 double figure tench including this 11lb 9oz fish. When I asked him if he would have caught them without going out with me he replied "absolutely not"!
James Truscott. After resuming my fishing after a break, I thought I would start my education in style and booked an overnight session with Dai at Linear fisheries. The target species were tench and what Mr Gribble does not know about them is not worth knowing. Supplied with a generous amount of hot drinks, interesting stories, reliable tactics, and of course the fish, the day was a great success culminating in breaking my personal best several times over! I would absolutely recommend getting a booking arranged with Dai as the amount of knowledge I gained in such great company, in a short period has led me to some fantastic captures on my local waters and new respect how I approach my fishing. Thanks for a brilliant session Dai, back for another soon!
Chris Childs. Having spent the last 25 yrs or so almost exclusively fishing rivers, I decided during this close season rather than just clean my tackle and re spool the reels, to have a go on the still waters having been inspired by some of the big tench, bream and perch being caught. Not having done much on lakes, since the days of porcupine quills and rolling drilled bullet leads, I thought it was about time to fast track my game into the 21st century with modern tackle, rigs, techniques and baiting etc..in fact the more I thought about it the more I realised I lacked the modern day lake skills. I certainly didnt want to be took to a lake, sat on the hot peg, told to fish like this or that, put your bait right there and catch your PB, oh no, thats not for me I like to find and catch my own fish, but Im very keen to learn and keep on learning to put those new acquired skills into practice, So having decided to have a brush up with my lake skills, who better than my local big fish expert than Dai Gribble, so a couple of phone calls and I was out on the banks at a local big commercial, where Dai patiently went through the tackle, the latest rigs,bait and watercraft etc...but sitting through my myriad of questions and giving me expert advice and engaging with thought provoking conversation. At the the day where I did actually have a pb perch!, all I can say is Im looking forward to another day out to learn stage 2!..Dai is a brilliant angler, extremely good at explaining and demonstrating the techniques, I feel 100% more confident at lake fishing and knowing I have a chance of good fish, I thoroughly recommend a day with Dai, whatever your current skill or experience I guarantee you will come away a better angler...Oh and he makes great tea, just how I like it!!
Ben Kennedy, Secretary, Tenchfishers. "During a day with Dai I learnt more than I had in my previous five seasons of serious angling. Having gained an insight into how Dai approaches his fishingI came away having learnt more than I could remember, was inspired to put more effort into my own fishing, and, to top it all off, a new PB! Most importantly though my day with Dai was great fun, just as all days fishing should be."
Mark Rogers. "I had a fantastic session with Dai at Linear. His attention to detail & planning were first class. He was very accommodating and has the patience of a Saint as I tried to master new knots and rigs! I had a great time and Dai was great company to talk to being such a knowledgeable and thinking angler. Came away with loads of tips, rigs, baits and most of all confidence...oh, and a PB tench!! My results have improved as a result of the tuition and a friend gained - what's not to like?"