GAIA is a huge network of friends and associates of all ages and backgrounds, bound by a shared passion. We love fishing and we love teaching fishing. We communicate and we share, no one who comes into contact with GAIA ever stops learning. If you've been fishing for a while and want to give something back, come and join us. It's a lot of fun.

Your first step to membership is to fill in our membership enquiry form. Following this you will be contacted to discuss your needs and ambitions.

Associate Member

£55.00 pa

Benefits of Associate Membership
Welcome pack
  • Welcome letter
  • Official GAIA Portfolio
  • Recommended Reading List
GAIA Website - Members Access
  • Access to relevant Syllabi
  • Full access to GAIA Members Resources
  • Access to the GAIA Support and Development Network
  • Full Access to GAIA Members Only Discussion Group
Additional Benefits
  • Car Sticker
  • Discounted Official GAIA Merchandise
  • Admittance to all National and Regional events
Contact from Associate Members' Coordinator

They will answer any initial questions, provide additional information if necessary and offer general guidance and support

Assigned a Regional Representative who will work with you to help you
  • Discover local resources
  • Get involved in (CPPD) Continuing Personal & Professional Development Activities
  • Source appropriate mentors
  • Begin building your GAIA Portfolio and preparing for your Practical Assessment
What associate membership does not permit
  • Registration on the list of GAIA instructors
  • Independently advertising as a qualified GAIA Instructor
  • Cover under the GAIA insurance unless working under supervision of a Full Member

Full Membership

£72.00 pa

Additional benefits of Full Membership

Full membership is only offered to Associate Members who obtain a GAIC instructor certificate. The GAIC award is the minimum requirement of a GAIA Instructor and Full Membership.

You must be over 18 years of age to become a GAIA Instructor and therefore become a Full Member. This is due to insurance

  • Full trade listing on the GAIA website
  • Ability to publish articles in "Members' Contributions" section of the website.
  • Professional Insurance – Specific sports coaching third party insurance
  • Continual Personal & Professional Development (CPPD) events.
  • A professional support structure both social and technical.
  • International recognition of the GAIA awards.
  • Trade discounts from numerous game-angling tackle manufacturers.
  • Special Members Only Offers (over and above our trade discount)
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