The Advanced award is the AAPGAI core qualification and the assessment is in four parts. Instructors at this level require excellent teaching and communication skills and during the stringent casting assessment candidates must demonstrate and explain the casts and casting mechanics to a consistently high standard. The same stringent standards are applied to the fly dressing qualifications where aspiring instructors will also need a deep and wide understanding of fly dressing techniques, materials, traditional patterns and entomology. There is a written exam to test fishing and fly dressing knowledge and experience of all aspects of game angling. Candidates will also attend an interview with questions on a range of relevant topics and deliver a thirty minute presentation to an audience of their peers on a game angling subject of their choice. The written paper, presentation, interview and assessment all need to be passed before the candidate is invited to become a full member of the Association.
Are you intending to be assessed at the next meeting?
Your application and full payment must be completed no later than two weeks prior to the assessment date.