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Carp academy is a great way of getting your kids away from the computer screen and back into the great outdoors.


We will provide your child with a skill and a hobby for life in a safe and friendly atmosphere. Our simple 'Learn to fish' sessions will be ideal for the younger kids whilst our 'Catch your PB' sessions are perfect for the children with fishing experience.


Sessions during the school holidays fill up very quickly so advance booking is highly recommended.


Situated in Brentwood, Essex the lake is in a perfect location for students living in London or the Home counties and a safe setting for learning how to fish. Excellent facilities are available on site with brick built toilets for your convenience.


All fishing equipment is provided including bait, all you need to bring is appropriate clothing and provisions. After the event students are provided with an interactive list of fishing equipment used during the session which makes ordering equipment easy.


All fishing coach's are qualified with the Angling trust, DBS (CRB) registered, first aid trained and a very experienced anglers, we also fully insured.


Parents/guardians are welcome to stay while the sessions take place. Children under 11 have to be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Where necessary (over 12 years of age) please arrange for the appropriate fishing licence for the date selected.

About us


Hello guys I'm James stokoe winner of BBC's The Big Fish and to me fishing isn't just a hobby or sport it's a lifestyle and no matter what type of fishing we do it effects us all in the same way.  


It's hard to explain to non anglers that nothing quite come close to the feeling it gives us when we catch something and this is one of the many reasons why we need to get more people into angling.


To secure the future of angling we need to look to the kids of today as they hold the key to our beloved sport. Fishing is now more accessible than ever and with no licence needed for kids under 12 there is no excuse not to take them, it's not just the fishing element it's the fresh air and learning about wildlife and nature and gets them off that Xbox and PlayStation!


If my dads friend had never taken me fishing that day when I was 13 I wouldn't be where I am today having had the experience of a life time last year travelling to the most amazing locations around the world and winning The Big Fish!


You don't have to have endless experience or be the best angler in the world to go fishing or enjoy it but when you do try it you will never look back so why not get your friends and family together get a licence and go fishing! Tight lines

james stokoe