Jansen Teakle- The Gambling Angler
Jansen has been here at VMO selling you fishing tackle for over eleven years, but as well as also writing for the angling press, appearing on BT Sports and assisting some major UK tackle companies in product development, he recently began a guiding service right here on the Bristol Channel. Jansen can lay claim to many specimen fish captures over the years and has developed an intricate knowledge of the tidal waters of the Bristol Channel.
Guided angling in the UK is in it’s infancy, but is incredibly popular in the States where angler’s benefit from the experience of a knowledgable guide who will not only know where to find the fish, but also how to go about catching them.
The concept of ‘The Gambling Angler’, is a very logical one- You could have the best tackle, the right bait and know exactly where to fish, but when push comes to shove there will always be an element of luck involved. Every time each and every one of us cast’s a line, we are effectively gambling on the outcome and nothing is set in stone!
As Jansen’s website, www.thegamblingangler.co.uk, describes it-
To be a successful angler, you need to know where to fish, when to fish and how to fish.
The only way to discover the answer to the above questions is to spend many hours of trial and error, experimenting in all winds and weathers until patterns begin to emerge and you can build your knowledge based upon them. An angling guide is someone who has already done that and is offering a service whereby he can pass that information on to you at a cost.
This couldn’t be more accurate, as despite all of the advise you can gather from books, magazines and internet forums, there is no substitute for good solid practical tuition on the coast. For a small cost, you could easily shave five years of hard work, trial and error off of your angling learning curve and more than likely, start to make regular catches.
Jansen is also able to offer bespoke packages for those looking to hire the necessary equipment, with rods reels, clothing and terminal tackle all available. Bait can also be provided, so pretty much all you need to do is turn up and catch the fish!
Based in Weston-super-Mare, Jansen is central to the many popular venues and will be only too happy to hear from you. If you are interested in a fully guided session, why not get in touch via the website and see what he can offer?
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