The Northern Fishing School is based at Swinton Estate, North Yorkshire and comprises a casting tuition lake, Leighton Reservoir, the Swinton River Ure and River Burn beats. Swinton Estate is a 20000-acre estate and home to Swinton Park Hotel, Swinton Bivouac and Swinton Country Club & Spa.
Marina Gibson who founded the school in 2019 wants to introduce as many people as possible to the magic of fishing – whatever their age – as the fun, affordable, perfect antidote to stress and the best way to escape the daily grind.
The school’s mission is to get many more people out fishing as possible and to make it feel like an inclusive sport. Fishing gets you off the sofa, away from tech and into the fresh air away, breaking from the normal day-to-day routine. Fishing days are all-consuming, from planning your trip to downloading the experiences from the day. It’s brilliant for families – young children can pick up fishing quickly and with it learn how important our ecosystems.
The Northern Fishing School is very proud to announce the launch of our first Ladies Day. Enjoy learning how to cast and catch fish and enjoy a picnic lunch with Pimms by the lake.
10am – Welcome – Greetings and Introduction
10.30-1.30 – Casting Clinic – knots, how to hook, play and land a fish & how to handle your catch!
1.30pm – 2.30pm Picnic and Pimms
2.30pm – 6pm – Fishing on the lake – put your new found skills to the test!
Prizes can be won for the Biggest and the Smallest Catch as well as a Casting Competition!
All equipment that ladies will need throughout the day is provided and included in the cost.