Fishing 4 Schools

What is Fishing 4 Schools?

Fishing 4 Schools started in 2008 and offers young people the opportunity to discover the joy of fishing, whilst learning new skills in a fun and proactive way.

It is delivered by the Countryside Alliance Foundation and world famous angler Charles Jardine, and to date over 2,000 students have benefited from Fishing 4 Schools.

The charity helps pupils re-engage with education, building their confidence and self-esteem, while at the same time assisting with new qualifications and skills.

Who can get involved with Fishing 4 Schools?

The charity offers a short-course for children age 10-16 years old, often with special educational needs.

Fishing 4 Schools runs courses for pupils who often find academic work particularly difficult but respond well to alternative learning.

What qualifications does the course contribute to?

Where possible we work with courses run by accredited ASDAN, COPE, BTEC and NOCN schemes giving real qualifications and social value.

The ASDAN Award Scheme operates in several thousand schools and other educational centres. It is listed as one of the few major routes for developing and accrediting wider key skills. The course contributes to the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness, which is a GCSE alternative for many children.

How can I get involved?

We regularly hold open days to introduce the sport to groups of youngsters and build bridges in the local community. If you would like to find out more or obtain more information about Fishing 4 Schools please contact us today:


FREE Fishing and Rural Activities Event – Arlington Reservoir, Wednesday 26 April 2017


Ways to support Fishing 4 Schools


Fishing 4 Schools would not exist without it’s supporters, and we can only continue our work with the support of people like you. Whether your gift is large or small, it will enable us to enhance and educate more young lives.

Donate online


Fundraise for us

Raise funds for Fishing 4  Schools by taking part in one of the many exciting challenges we have available. Whether you’re into cycling or running, there are plenty of ways to fundraise for us.

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What people say about Fishing 4 Schools

“Congratulations to The Countryside Alliance Foundation because Fishing 4 Schools is a brilliant way to help disadvantaged children, it really can make a difference” – Robson Green, actor and presenter of Channel Five’s Extreme Fishing

“A fantastic day! The children thoroughly enjoyed all the activities. Thank you.”

“Fishing 4 Schools was a very information and enjoyable experience for all our pupils. It was good to see all the various parts of fishing and not just fishing itself. An excellent day all round. Thank you to all involved.”

Watch Fishing 4 Schools in action


Allwater Fly Series

The Allwater Fly Series, designed by Fishing 4  Schools Founder Charles Jardine, helps to raise vital funds for Fishing 4 Schools.

Each of the five flies in the Allwater Fly Series were designed and initially hand tied by Charles himself and he talks about the product in the video above. They are available to buy online.




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