Lessons for Beginners

The 3-hour First Cast Taster is perfect for beginners of any age.  You’ll learn the basic techniques of casting, baiting a hook, landing a fish and safely returning it to the water.

Experienced Anglers

For more experienced anglers, a 6-hour lesson refining your existing skills or chasing hard fighting Carp and Pike would be a great way of developing your angling.

Meet The Coach

Meet Alex, the Coach at The School Of Fish.  An Angling Trust qualified level 2 coach, a qualified teacher, an environmental science graduate and, fishing enthusiast.

Welcome to The School Of Fish

Fishing Lesson

The School Of Fish offers freshwater fishing lessons in Cornwall for beginners and experienced anglers. All tackle and bait is provided as part of your lesson.

I offer a range of fishing lessons from basic introductions like the First Cast Taster where you’ll catch your very first fish, through to specialist days including Carp fishing and Pike fishing.

The Perfect Gift

You might like to book a fishing lesson in Cornwall for yourself, with a friend, or as a gift for a freind, loved one, son or daughter.  It’s perfect for that family member desperate to try fishing but you don’t know where to start.

A Professional Approach

I’m a Level-2 1st4Sport Angling Coach (recognised by the Angling Trust) as well a qualified teacher and hold a PGCE and a degree in Environmental Science.  I will coach you through your lesson taking time to ensure you are learning safe and suitable fishing techniques so you can walk away confidently and be an independent angler.

Fishing Tips and Videos

Fishing News and Adventure Blog


They had a fantastic day on the lake with Alex!

I booked a carp fishing lesson for my partner and brother in laws, who all tell me they had a fantastic day on the lake with Alex! They went over to Newquay on Sunday and along with picking up new skills throughout the day, they had multiple catches between them. Alex is not only knowledgeable and passionate about what he does, but a super nice guy as well – we’ll be highly recommending to anyone looking to improve skills or take up fishing as a hobby! Thanks again!


The morning was a perfect balance of instruction and personal involvement

I attended the School of Fish course entitled “Get back into angling – predator fishing” last Saturday morning at Porth reservoir.

I have to say that rarely has three hours passed so quickly and it is not often that I have found an instructor, in any field, so competent, succinct and amusing as Alex.

The morning was a perfect balance of instruction and personal involvement and I am already arranging to attend further courses with my son in law, who was so enthused by my description on the mornings proceedings that he wishes to become involved.

Many thanks Alex


Could not recommend his lessons more highly

Having recently been disabled not only has my mobility suffered greatly but my confidence had taken a huge knock also. My hobby of sea fishing had to end and I hoped to find a way to return to freshwater fishing. I found by chance the pike fishing lesson with Alex and signed up hoping for a little guidance. Never mind ‘guidance’, Alex thoroughly covered all aspects each of the fishing methods with his knowledge,considerate attitude to both venue and fish handling. Alex took extra care and put forward options for me to help overcome any difficulties posed my health and I am now ready to take up fishing once again thanks to Alex. Could not recommend his lessons more highly. Martin


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