'Promoting positive health & wellbeing, happiness and opportunity for all ages and abilities.'

'Making life better by water.'

Mark Smedley


Mark is the founder of MS Angling & Education and has always had a passion for sport and angling. He is a qualified angling coach and teacher, and has been delivering angling sessions since 2017; promoting positive health and well-being, happiness and opportunity for all ages and abilities. Mark has been coarse fishing for over 30 years and also thoroughly enjoys fly fishing and sea fishing.

Allan Cole

Licenced Angling Coach

Allan has been coarse fishing from early childhood and thoroughly enjoys the sport, bringing an abundance of fishing experience and knowledge to the sessions. He is a qualified angling coach and has been assisting in the delivery of coaching sessions with MS Angling & Education since 2019.

Charles Smedley


Charles is a part-time Health and Safety Officer and Quality Systems Manager for TransCare (Patient Transport), Keighley, West Yorkshire. Charles brings many years of angling experience and knowledge to the bank together with his invaluable experience of project/business management and health and safety.

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Fishing isn't just about catching fish; fishing is an opportunity to take time out from the world of uncertainty, to feel the wind on your face, listen to the birds sing, observe the wildlife, discuss tactics and catches with other anglers, and learn valuable information about the many lakes, reservoirs, rivers and oceans that you fish.

Fishing has a huge range of benefits, from the physical aspect of playing a fish or walking with your equipment to the ideal spot, right through to the mental health aspect of self-achievement , giving our minds a sense of joy and thus respite from the busy daily issues we all endure.

Fishing provides an opportunity for some head space, some mindfulness - something that we all require and deserve.

Fishing is like flight to a bird, it gives you freedom to be you and think soulfully. Fishing gives you time out, to unplug, to unwind, to de-stress, and is proven to give your body and mind time to focus on oneself and to recondition our mental health.

Personally when I'm fishing and surrounded by wildlife and nature, it helps me understand how important it is that we give our heads a rest and just allow ourselves to be consumed by all that fishing entails.

Why not give fishing a go - you'll be amazed at the health and well-being benefits it can bring to you and all the family.  

Educational Opportunities

MS Angling & Education offer a variety of fishing opportunities for primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities as well as alternative provision schools. 'Well-being Wednesday' and 'Feel Good Friday' Fishing Sessions are delivered throughout the academic year and are required to be booked in advance. Fishing sessions can be tailored to suit individual needs, for example: linking to curriculum topics, enrichment/outdoor education activities, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, CAST Awards.

Mindfulness - Promoting Positive Health & Wellbeing

MS Angling & Education currently offer 'Well-being Wednesday' and 'Feel Good Friday' fishing sessions. We are proud and privileged to be working in partnership with Cornfield Farm Fishery, the NHS, East Lancashire Social Prescribing Teams, Lancashire Constabulary, Together an Active Pendle, East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group, Sport England and the Angling Trust. If you would like to get involved in the fishing therapy sessions, please get in touch with your local GP, Social Prescribing Teams or simply give Mark a ring on 07908856092 or send him an email at mark@msanglingandeducation.co.uk.

Birthday Parties

Why not come fishing with your friends for your birthday? All necessary equipment, bait and terminal tackle is provided. You provide the cake and the refreshments and we'll provide a fun fishing session for you all to enjoy.

Support Groups/Team Building/Days Out

A fantastic opportunity for your organisation or friends to go fishing. All necessary equipment, bait and terminal tackle is provided. Sessions can be arranged to suit your needs whether it be a fishing match, a fun 'Bingo Fishing' session, competing for a prize individually or as a team, or simply just to relax and unwind in the great outdoors. We are very flexible and will always do our best to suit your individual needs.

  • Burnley, England, United Kingdom
  • BB10 2SP