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Get Back into Angling in Cornwall

Get Back into Angling

A free fishing lesson is being offered at Cornwall's Porth Reservoir, to encourage people to Get Back Into Angling. The session is aimed at people who used to go fishing but for reasons including starting a family, a busy career or leaving the area to go to university, they have stopped fishing but are keen to start again.

The session, will focus on Pike fishing. The Pike is an exciting fish that can grow to over 20 pounds in weight and over a meter long and has a reputation for giving anglers a strong fight.  Participants at the session will be shown how to select appropriate tackle, how to effective rigs and what baits to select. Crucially, participants will be shown how to handle these big ferocious looking fish. They might have a big mouth full of teeth but they are very fragile so it's essential they a handled with care for the safety of the fish and the angler.

The School of Fish

This is the first time the Angling Trust's Get Back Into Angling campaign is being run in Cornwall. The lesson is being delivered by Cornwall based Alex Ledbrooke who is a qualified angling instructor and owner of The School Of Fish.

Alex said, "Loads of people have tried fishing at some point in their lives and many of them really enjoy it. However, the reality is a busy life can mean no time for things like fishing so it gets forgotten.  Get Back Into Angling is looking to help people return to a brilliant and healthy sport with confidence and success".

Date & Time
Saturday 19th November 2016
9am - 1pm

Anybody who wants to register for this free event which is supported by the south West Lakes Trust should go online to If you can't access a computer call Alex on 07719685583 to reserve one of the limited spaces.