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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.

2022 Fishing Lesson Dates

I must stop saying things like, “where does the time go?”, but my goodness the last 12-months have passed in a blur.  For everyone the last couple of years have…

February, First Fish and Family Fun

Pinch, punch, first of the month! And just like that, we wave good bye to my least favourite month of the year and it feels like spring is in the…

Motivation, Momentum and Plans for 21

What’s the saying, New Year, new me?  I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions (although I am trying to drink more water this year) but the change of the calendar…

Jake, a natural Angler

I was joined this afternoon by Jake and his Mum Emma.  It was Jake’s first coarse fishing experience but he’d been boat fishing a few times.  He soon settled into…

Arthur and Mum go Fishing!

Arthur and Mum Vicky joined us today at The School Of Fish for a First Cast Taster lesson.  We fished at the excellent Threemilestone Angling Club venue.  After the usual…

Eddie and Sam’s First Fish

It’s always a privelege to take anyone on their very first fishing trip.  We’d cancelled Eddie’s first time out several times due to the recent bad weather but we finally…

Winter Carp Fishing Lesson

What’s the best gift you can give someone that loves fishing? More fishing of course!  And that’s exactly what Naomi bought for her partner and his mates this Christmas, a…

Fishing Tips and Videos


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