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Hello and a warm welcome to our site. Learn to fish with Off The Scale. We are a specialist Angling coaching, guiding & tutorial company delivering Coarse fishing lessons and activities across the North West including Preston, Wigan, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Oldham, Altrincham, Salford, Trafford, Tameside, Stockport & Macclesfield. Our material not only focuses on the techniques & knowledge needed to catch fish but also safety by water, the positive effects Angling has on mental health, environmental awareness & the protection of our waterways. Our existing Clients include:

  • Alternative Provision for Primary & Secondary

  • SEND & SEMH schools & colleges

  • Excluded or home schooled students

  • Community engagement projects

  • Rehabilitation for young offenders

  • Local councils

  • Scouts, Cubs, Beavers & Brownies

  • Other Angling organisations & charities

  • Care & residential homes

  • Private lessons for ages 5 upwards


Supported by Angling Trust coaches
Supported by Anglers Against Litter
Supported by Adlington Angling Centre

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Supported by Adlington Angling Centre
Supported by Sport England
Supported by Enivornment Agency
Supported by Guru
Supported by Canal & Rivers Trust Angling

Canal & River Trust Angling


Supported by Atherton Tackle & Bait
Supported by Atherton Tackle & Bait
Supported by Trafford Tackle & Bait
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Why book with us?


  • Enhanced DBS checked coaches

  • Angling Trust / First 4 Sport qualified

  • Fully insured

  • Access to awards & qualifications

  • Safety equipment provided

  • Fishing tackle & bait included

  • First aid trained

  • Safe guarding policies

  • Access to private lakes and land

  • 5 star Google & Facebook reviews

  • Educational experience as well as fun

  • Large groups catered for

  • Venue advice & aftercare support

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Why learn to fish?

Fishing is so much more than catching. Founder & level 2 Lead Angling Coach, Justin Cavalier, has fished since he was 7 years old. "Fishing has played such an important role in my life through good & bad times. I escaped the bullies at school & found peace of mind by the water. I have met people from all walks of life but with one shared interest & passion. I struggled at school with core subjects but I enjoyed learning, reading & researching the art of Angling.


The more I put in to it, the more successful I became which is a great life lesson & helped my confidence. I've had lots of jobs over the years but nothing compares to what I do now. Turning a passion in to a business is not something many people get to do so I feel very privileged to be in this position."

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In recent years there have been several ground breaking studies conducted by universities using data collected from Angling organisations. We now have evidence that Angling can:

  • Reduce stress & anxiety

  • Promote mental well-being

  • Increase vitamin D levels

  • Encourage socialisation

  • Improve hand-eye coordination

  • Teaches patience & concentration

  • Provides a moderate physical activity

  • Boost confidence

  • Provide a break from the digital world

  • Increase environmental awareness

  • Connect us to outdoor spaces

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What are we up to in 2024?

We have BIG plans for the future and 2024 is already shaping up to be very busy. New Clients are coming on board & our network of support in terms of coaches & venues is forever increasing. We hope to have more Corporate client events as well as working with Greater Manchester Police, the NHS and to engage with as many local community groups as we can. Anywhere we can make a positive difference.

We are  always grateful for donations and equipment so please get in touch if you have any fishing tackle surplus to requirements. We can pass it to people struggling financially, as prizes for competitions or use it for our lessons. Thank you in advance.

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