Bude Fishing School

  Tel: 07765 689 380

Qualifications & Licencing

I am a Level 2 Qualified Angling Coach, Licenced by The Angling Trust. Licence Number 745

The Angling Trust as the National Governing Body for angling is the only organisation which offers angling coaches a Licence to Practise scheme. This proves to parents, children, groups, organisations and others that you are appropriately qualified and regularly engage in training to maintain the highest possible coaching standards. It also provides assurance that you have met the highest safeguarding standards established and supported by the NSPCC and Child Protection in Sport Unit and that all relevant and appropriate checks have been completed and training undertaken.

Further details can be found at the Angling Trust Website, where you will also be able to confirm my licence status using the find a coach facility.

Insurance Cover

Qualified individuals who join the Angling Trust's licensed coach scheme are automatically covered for £10 million Public and Professional liability in respect of their angling coaching activities. This insurance covers both voluntary and professional (fee-charging) coaches, whether the services are provided to club members, other anglers or the general public.

Customer Testimonials

We spent a very enjoyable 3 1/2 hours with Colin on the lake at Fentrigan Manor Farm. Having never fished before, we wanted an introductory session for both of us and our 6 year old son, to get an insight into the joys of fishing. Colin was an excellent teacher and a true enthusiast who obviously enjoyed his sport. He explained things very well and was excellent with our son, allowing him to do everything himself. His equipment was a high standard and he even put up shelters in case it rained (it did)! We highly recommend him.

- The Lyons Family

The South west fishing adventures angling tuition I had was top class, would recommend it to any new too the sport or just want to improve their knowledge of it.

- Oliver Miles

 Myself, wife and son14, and daughter 12 had an afternoons fishing course at Forda withColin.As we were complete novices, I was a little worried that we wouldn't catch a thing. Colin pitched the lesson at the right level and encouraged the children who gained confidence as the afternoon went on. He was very patient and an understanding teacher. A memorable afternoon! Thank you.

- Ashok Chowdhury

Hope the fishing is going well, many thanks for your paitents in teaching our daughter Abbie to fish.

She has not stopped talking about it and cant wait to get out fishing with her dad, I think a competion has been started now.


Many thanks once again,



- Vicki Thresher

As a family we had great time at Forda and especially with Colin who was brilliant with our twelve year old. Colin taught us a considerable amount about fishing and did so in an interesting and enjoyable way. We would have no hesitation in reccomending colin to any one.

- Ian Banks

This year the boys took advantage of the fishing coaching available at Forda by Colin Blackburn. Colin is great with kids and at the end of the 3 hour session the boys were catching and successfully landing 7lb carp. The rates for the coaching are very reasonable and we would highly recommend young and old take up this opportunity whilst holidaying at Forda.

- The Bigley Family