James River Fishing School - Fishing Instruction


Fishing Instruction with the James River Fishing School

The James River Fishing School was founded in 2001 specializing in teaching fishing to both kids and adults. Since then we have grown into so much more. As the saying goes, "There is so much more to fishing than just catching fish." Although we have grown into an eco tour business as well as a fishing school, at the heart of everything we do, fishing is in it's soul. 

Learn the basics of fishing, including how to cast, retrieve, handle fish and unhook them. Discover secrets to identifying the various species of sunfish, bass and catfish you catch. We make a special effort to tailor our instruction to your needs. 

Enjoy your fishing instruction from a pontoon boat or jon boat. We offer trips in both the tidal James as well as the non tidal James River on one of our comfortable river crafts.

For more information, click on the links below: 

Jon Boat Fishing Instruction
For sunfish, bass and catfish
May - November: Great for two people
Pontoon Boat Fishing Instruction 
For Blue Catfish
October - April:  For up to six people 
To book an Instructional Fishing Trip or for more info:
804-938-2350 or Mike@DiscovertheJames.com 
Top photo:  Preparing for a day of instruction on the water! What could be better?
--Photo by Discover the James
Right photo: During a Cat's Cap outing, leader of the group, Suzanne (with sunglasses), is all smiles, as are her students.  The girls caught plenty of catfish on this outing and learned a little bit about the James River along the way.  I don't think the girl in the back (middle, blue pfd) liked this 28 pound flathead catfish.  Pretty funny!
--Photo by Discover the James
What do people have to say about the James River Fishing Schools 'Instructional Fishing Outings'? 
"I had no idea we could catch that many fish in a day.  And I can come back tomorrow, by myself and have the confidence to catch more."  
-- Mike S.