Important update - COVID-19

In light of the continuing situation and uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic Fishing for Schools has suspended all activity until further notice.  Please rest assured this is very much postponement, not cancellation.  We have some fantastic plans for Fishing for Schools and will take this time to ensure the momentum continues behind the scenes so that we are ready to come back in earnest once the outbreak has passed.  If you have any questions or queries at all please do not hesitate to contact us on


What is Fishing for Schools?

  • Fishing for Schools started in 2007 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 3,000 students have benefited from Fishing for 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.

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.

Who can get involved with Fishing for Schools?

  • The charity offers a short-course for children age 10-16 years old, often with special educational needs.
  • Fishing for Schools runs courses for pupils who often find academic work particularly difficult but respond well to alternative learning.

Job Opportunity

Fishing coach for Fishing for Schools (Location: Wales)

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 for Schools please contact us today:

Ways to support Fishing for Schools


Fishing for 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.

Fundraise for us

Raise funds for Fishing for  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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Donate to the Countryside Alliance Foundation

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