Welcome to Cast Your Lead

The Dorset-based casting instruction service

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Cast Your Lead is a Dorset-based casting instruction service catering for everyone from beginners to experienced anglers.

Cast Your Lead angling coaching is provided by owner Colin “Crack off” Olver, an angling expert with over 30 years experience


Colin is based in Dorset and specialises in giving casting instruction to anglers of all abilities. From beginners who are just starting out in the sport, to more experienced anglers who wish to learn more advanced casting techniques, Cast Your Lead coaching is suitable for anglers of all ages and abilities.


One-to-one lessons and group sessions are available, and we encourage anglers to get involved by uploading their own images and videos. You can also join in the conversation on our Facebook page.


For more information or to book a lesson, please contact us.

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Coming events


Start time 9.30am and limited to 10 anglers. An opportunity for people wishing to improve their casting skills and meet other like minded anglers. Fishing will be encouraged between sessions and into darkness. Total cost for the day £20 per head please contact the Facebook page to book your place

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