2024 Season Dates -Starting in March
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
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.
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
For the first time in years, despite being what normally feels like a really long, January has flown by. It’s been a real mix of weather that’s meant the fishing has been really varied and it’s had a little bit of everything.
Looking back, like you do at the end of a year, 2023 has been a lot of fun. The fishing lessons saw loads of people catching their first fish and in my own time I’ve enjoyed a variety of fishing with a few really good fish along the way. I’ve learnt a few new things which I’ll carry into 2024 and as usual there’s a few more new things I’ve pencilled in that I’d like to try.
AIM Award Qualification for young Samuel
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
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!
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