"If you give a man a fish you feed him for a day, If you teach a man to fish you feed him for a life time"
Welcome to Fish and Forage
What we at Fish and Forage are here to do is to give each and every person out there the easy to learn the skills to be able to catch, prepare and cook the diverse and delicious seafood that is available to all of us for free! This can range from mussels to mackerel. Above all else, our courses are a fun and enjoyable experience.
Richard, our head coach has many years experience and is a registered Level 1 and Level 2 angling coach. These coaching courses are a nationally recognised qualification that are administered by 1St4sport and run through the Angling Trust, our governing body. Richard is also CRB checked, emergency first aid trained and child protection trained.
At Fish and Forage we aim to teach you the easy to learn skills required to catch, prepare and cook the diverse and delicious seafood that is available to all of us. This can range from mussels to mackerel and lobster to bass. Our courses are informative and interactive providing you and your family and friends with a fun and enjoyable experience.
There are, of course, many other benefits to having the ability to find and catch your own food.
Sustainable living and eating
The knowledge of where your food has come from, its freshness and quality and that it has been caught in an ethical and sustainable manner. A fish fresh out of the sea is a million miles away from the several weeks old fish that you will see on a supermarket fishcounter.
Knowing where your food has come from provides you with the reassurance that it is fresh and has been caught/collected in a sustainable manner, after all you will have caught and collected it yourself, it doesn’t get fresher or more sustainable than that!
Fresh air and exercise
It’s never going to be like running a marathon but walking to and from fishing spots up and down the coastal path and being on your feet is certainly better than being sat at home in front of the TV.
We all know that fresh air and exercise are good for us. Fishing and foraging give you a great reason to get out there and enjoy yourself, whilst benefiting from increased exercise and enjoying unique coastline environments.
The cost of the course and any equipment needed is very quickly offset by the food that you will gather for yourself.
Giving you a skill for life
It’s a bit like riding a bike. Once you have the small amount of basic knowledge required, it is something that you will never forget. Not only that, but this is a skill that you can also pass on to your family and friends.
Fish and Forage will provide you with an experience you will never forget. The skills you will gain from one of our courses will provide you with skills to fish and forage for yourself and your family for years to come.
It is fun!
If fishing wasn’t good fun then it wouldn’t be the most popular participation sport in the country.
Absolutely no fishing experience is necessary as our friendly, patient team of coaches will equip you with everything you will need to know to be able to get out there and do everything for yourself.
See Richard featured in this episode of ITV's Hungry Sailors with Dick and James Strawbridge. Richard took James Bass fishing on what turned out to be a very testing day. Although no fish were landed it was a great experience.
Taking full advantage of your environment