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2024 Season Dates -Starting in March

Fishing Lessons

There are a range of fishing lessons available to welcome people to fishing.  The lessons are all focused on safe, successful and fun fishing that suit all ages.

News and Adventures

There’s loads of fishing (and fishy) stories and smiles in the blog as I go fishing with friends and family making loads of happy memories fishing around Cornwall.

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

Everyone Welcome

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.  We welcome lots of anglers young and old and everyone leaves with a smile.

Fishing for Well-being

Fishing for Positive Mental Health and Well-Being is just that, quiet fishing sessions giving you the chance to relax as you learn to fish. The School of Fish is a proud partner of the Angling Trust’s “Get Fishing for Well-Being” programme.                            

Professional Approach

I’m a Level-2 1st4Sport Angling Coach (recognised by the Angling Trust) as well a qualified teacher and a graduate of Environmental Science.  I will coach you through your lesson taking time to ensure you are learning safe and suitable  techniques.

Fishing Tips and Videos

Fishing News and Adventures

The wheels nearly came off!

The wheels nearly came off! No damage to the boat or the car but the trailer axle is confirmed to be f#cked! So that’s now say waiting for a part with a lead-time of around six weeks. The bank balance is also in for a nasty shock. The joy of boats!

Where’s my fishing head at?

The sunshine has come at the right time. Time to get back on it and get my fishing head on. It’s the time of year when the dawn chorus is amazing, the trees and flowers are coming to life and it’s just good to be outside. Blink and it’s gone. The lightest day of the year will be here and it sounds crazy but, the nights start drawing in and there’s a feeling of, damn, I missed it! I don’t want to miss it!


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


AIM Award Qualification for young Samuel

A few memories of a job very well done! Samuel has now completed his Aim Award qualification, in ‘Angling & the Environment’. It has been a fantastic course, including environmental matters, biology, science, the water cycle, pollution, habitat management, fish species, conservation and more – plus some fantastic fishing skills….A massive Thank you to Dean Asplin and The Angling Trust who have sponsored Samuel to do the course and have backed his pathway into the Angling Industry.
Also, a huge thank you to ‘The School of Fish’ coach, Alex Ledbrooke, who has not only coached and guided Samuel throughout the course, but who has given both Samuel and I, a deeper insight into the wonderful world of angling and the environment….Amazing!

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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