News and Adventures 2017-11-23T22:19:11+00:00

Fishing News and Adventures

Fishing generates so many brilliant experiences.  There are loads of highs and of course the lows.  Not everyday fishing is full of sunshine and big fish, but that’s what make it interesting.  The Fishing News and Adventures page will keep you up to date with activity at The School Of Fish, whether we caught a monster or not.

  • Salmon fishing in Cornwall

Salmon Fishing in Cornwall – My first experience, and it’s a good one!

November 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

One of the wonderful things about fishing in Cornwall and anywhere in the world, is that there are some many different experiences that can be enjoyed.  Some people specialise in catching one particular species of fish and become experts at at.  For some freshwater anglers in the UK that might [...]

  • casting lesson

Maggi the 72 years young natural and her first casting lesson

October 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Throughout my fishing life, the sport has introduced me to some absolutely brilliant people and had it not been for our interest in fishing it's fair to say our paths would never have crossed.  The latest lesson was another case of exactly that.  I received the following email, "Message Body: [...]

  • AIM Awards - Samuel with a good Roach

Samuel AIMs for a new award – AIM Award

October 26th, 2017|0 Comments

We have just started a brand new award (for us) at The School Of Fish called, AIM Awards.  The first learner is Samuel who is as passionate as anyone about his fishing.  During the first week we looked at licenses required to go fishing, the reason why and where the [...]

  • Fishing for positive mental health

Fishing for Positive Mental Health

October 10th, 2017|0 Comments

With fishing as their motivation, but simply relaxing as their true goal, a small group of men recently gathered by pond in Cornwall on a perfect autumn morning.  With clear blue skies above and mist rising off the surface of the calm water, it was the ideal place for a [...]

Fishing Tips and Videos

How do I catch fish “On the Drop”?

Catching fish "On the Drop" simply means, the fish are taking the bait as it drops through the water. It's a great way of catching fish that feed near the surface like Rudd and in the summer months, Carp.  The key to catching fish on the drop is how you feed.  The approach "little and often" is required.  Imagine the [...]

How do I catch carp with a fly fishing rod?

Fly fishing for Carp was unheard of until quite recently.  It's an exciting way of crossing over the increidble sport of catching any fish on a fly rod, with a really hard fighting fish like the carp.  It really only lends itself to sruface fishing for carp when either a large fly imitation like a daddy longlegs is readily taken [...]


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 morning’s proceedings that he wishes to become involved. Many thanks Alex

Mike Willmore

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

Martin Massey

Thanks Alex. A great introduction to coarse fishing. The excellent guidance and instruction made for a very enjoyable Sunday morning.
With the very reasonable cost of equipment and membership ( with access to six beautiful well stocked lakes all year round)I would like to buy the essential gear and join the club as soon as possible.
Your easy teaching skills and laid back approach was really appreciated.
Highly recommended to anyone thinking about how to start coarse fishing – go the Alex !!

Howard Williams

What a great introduction to fishing. After only a few minutes my son and myself were hooking up bait and casting off. Such a lovely evening, thoroughly recommend it.

Lynne and Caiden


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