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Join this exciting Foraging, Fishing and Fire day out where you’ll learn to both catch and cook your fish with the team of experts.

Fishing is very much a part of bushcraft and is an especially reliable method of sourcing animal protein when in the field to accompany your foraged diet. Fly fishing lends itself to bushcraft very well as the kit is so minimal. At the same time it is supremely adaptable to both species behaviour and habitat that it greatly out competes the much cruder ‘hobo’ style fishing techniques.

This is a course designed for the novice fly fisher, forager or those that are new to both.

The day will start with a lesson on casting a fly line, working a fly and playing a fish. There will then be approximately 2-3hrs to catch yourself a trout or two while our instructors offer advice and support.

We will then stop for a foraged themed two course lunch and refreshments to enjoy around the basecamp fire.

After lunch, we will go on a foraging walk to find some herbs, vegetables and materials suitable for cooking your catch on a campfire. On our return there will be a fire with natural tinders lesson and a ponassing demonstration (the native American Indian method of filleting and cooking fish). The trout will then be cooked along with the items we have foraged to enjoy together around the fire and finish the day.

So, come on – Get Fishing!

Cost: £100 per person.

Booking: Places are limited – please book at foraged.school/experiences/bushcraft/courses/fishing-and-foraging-fire-lake-march-2020.

Times: 10am – 4.30pm

Venue: Coltsford Mill, Mill Lane, Oxted, RH8 9DG

Type of Fishing: Game – a fishing licence is required.

Perfect for: Families and kids of all ages and experience levels. People under the age of 18, or vulnerable people under 21 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

What happens on the day: The angling activities on offer are designed to encourage adults, children and young people to discover what angling is all about and take up angling. You’ll find out how to use fishing tackle and bait to catch fish and return them safely. Get Fishing Volunteers overseeing the event will also provide you with more info about your local club or fishery so you know how to go fishing again next time.

Other activities include; coached try fishing sessions, independent family group mini fish on sessions, try fly casting and more. Refreshments and toilets available all day, delivered in one of Yorkshire very finest Angling specific fisheries. Only one time slot per day per angler – multiple bookings will be removed.

Tackle: Tackle, bait or lures and flies will be provided on the day. Just come along – no need to bring anything!

Anything else? Outdoor events are weather dependent so please bring something to keep you dry and/or sunblock and a drink. For events including “game angling” we recommend that you wear a hat and glasses/sunglasses to protect your head and eyes while casting.

Disability information: Volunteers and coaches at Get Fishing events are provided with essential best practice guidance on working with and planning events for disabled and mobility impaired people. Please check with the venue contact for specific details of facilities available.

Find out more: foraged.school/experiences/bushcraft/courses/fishing-and-foraging-fire-lake-march-2020


Event Contact:
James Grant
07432 188341

Angling Trust Contact:
Dean Asplin
Partnership Development Manager (South)
Angling Trust
07854 239731