Qualified angling instructor Alex Ledbrooke, who runs Cornwall-based angling coaching service, the School of Fish, will be offering a free fishing lesson on Porth Reservoir, near Newquay, to encourage people to ‘Get Back Into Angling’.
The session, which will take place between 9am and 1pm on 20th May, is aimed at people who used to go fishing but for reasons such as family life, a busy career or university stopped going, but are keen to start again.
Alex will focus on coarse fishing, targeting the venue’s roach, rudd, tench and hard-fighting carp. Participants at the session will be shown how to select appropriate tackle, how to tie effective rigs and what baits to select amongst a morning full of hints and tips. The free session is one of a number being offered this year in association with the Angling Trust.
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.”
Anybody who wants to register for this free event, supported by South West Lakes Trust, can do so at fishingporth.eventbrite.co.uk. Alternatively, places can be secured by ringing Alex on 07719 685583.