All of The School Of Fish lessons are delivered the excellent Waterside Fishery in mid-Cornwall. There are three lakes to chose from that are perfect for your fishing experience. They have been chosen for both their fantastic fishing and their beautiful and quiet surroundings. I will always select a lake that I feel will help us have the best chance of achieving your goals on the day.
Long Island and Wood Pool
There are two lakes well suited to beginners, Wood Pool and Long Pool. Both lakes are well stocked with a good variety of fish that start at just a few inches long up to some great big carp weighing well over ten pounds! There’s Roach, Rudd, Bream, Perch some Tench, a few Gudgeon and some hard fighting Carp.
Long Island is the bigger of the two with loads of space for lots of people to enjoy and still have plenty of space. The swims have good platforms that are well suited to safe fishing.
Wood Pool is a little gem and hidden away in a beautiful old woods. You can really escape the rat race at this gorgeous little lake and become totally engrossed in the excellent fishing.
It is the large carp in Moorland Lake that is of greatest interest to many of the fishery’s visitors. The carp in here average double figures and grow to mid-twenties! It’s only a small lake and it holds a good stock of fish, but don’t be fooled, it’s not easy. It presents a great challenge and those who succeed get great rewards, there are some stunning fish to catch.
Fishery Rules, Prices and Contact
Day Ticket – prices for all lakes
- Adults – £8
- Children under 16 – £5
- Children under 5 – free
- OAP (over 60) – £5
Evening Ticket – prices for all lakes
- April-September after 5pm
- October-March after 2pm
- Adults – £5
- Children under 16 – £3
- Children under 5 – free
- OAP (over 60) – £3
Day tickets are to be purchased before entering the lakes at the shed as you enter the main car park to the left of you. You must fill out your day ticket and place the yellow copy in the envelope provided with your money and post it in the letter box to the other building on the left as you leave the ticket shed.
Tickets will be checked regularly by bailiffs and syndicate members wearing a badge.
- Times – Fishing hours are 7am until dusk with no setting up or entering the lakes until 7am.
- No Overnight fishing.
- There are toilet facilities on site.
- No alcohol is to be consumed on the lakes.
Wood Pool - Waterside Fishery
Long Island - Waterside Fishery
Moorland - Waterside Fishery
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Fishing News and Adventures
There’s still lots of good fishing to be had but there’s no doubt it gets a little bit harder and being smart with time is more important than ever.
Third cast and here come the “wild swimmers” to whom I remarked, “which one of us looks more daft, you or me!?”. It was 6:30am, dark and fresh. I kind of admired their adventure but I wasn’t about to swap my fishing rod for a pair of speedos!
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
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!