Advanced Professional Fishing Guide


or Tour Operator Course 2016





Experienced anglers that are looking to turn their passion into a professional business to derive income from a client base.









Expected Outcomes:





Module One - Safety

  • Provide essential first aid
  • Follow defined Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Undertake risk analysis of activities
  • Working with Children


Module Two – Event Planning & Minimal Environmental Impact

  • Implement minimal environmental impact practices
  • Comply with Fisheries management and regulations    
  • Apply basic outdoor recreation logistics
  • Interpret weather conditions in the field       
  • Plan outdoor recreation activities

Module Three - Customer Service

  • Customer Inquiries
  • Customer Complaints
  • Customer Service Best Practice
  • Quoting
  • Postponements & Cancellation Procedures


Module Four - Administration

  • Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Scheduling


Module Five - Providing a Guided Fishing Tour

  • Train small groups
  • Instruct casting techniques to clients
  • Guide outdoor recreation sessions
  • Guide fishing trips

Module Six - Marketing

  • Social Media
  • Sponsorship
  • Above the line v Below the line
  • Networking & Word of mouth
  • Branding
  • Electronic Email Campaigns
  • Gift Vouchers



Course Costs and inclusions:



Service providers of assessment and practical sessions: