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Fishing is a great hobby for all ages. Go Fish Academy was formed to teach the basics of fishing to people of all ages. Whether you'ree new to fishing or want to move beyond catching blue gill with a hook & bobber, our classes are designed for you!

Fishing classes in Central Ohio

We are currently offering courses for Summer and Fall of 2021 in Central Ohio – specifically here in Gahanna, Ohio. These courses are basic fishing classes that are designed for first-time anglers and for those who have some experience fishing but want to improve their chances of catching more fish….and bigger fish! In addition to the following, we also offer Open Fishing nights, in which we simply fish.

See the following list of our courses and add as many as you like, receiving a $5 discount per class when purchasing 4+. Some of our classes even come with a Reel Deel Guarantee – if you don’t catch a fish during this class, you’re next class is FREE!

Please note that for each child or adult, you’ll need to purchase an additional class spot.

Hook, Line & Sinker

Fishing with a bobber, hook, and sinker is one of the most common ways to fish. If you are relatively new to fishing, or haven’t fished in a long time, this is a great class to start with. 

You’ll learn how to cast, how to bait your hook with a worm, how to set the hook when a fish bites, how to reel it in and even how to take the fish off the hook!

Location

Private Ponds

What to Expect

15 Minutes Teaching / 1 Hour of Fishing

Equipment Provided

All – Rods, Reels, Lures & Bait

Recommended for

Kids 10+, Parents, Grandparents, Guardians

Reel Deal Guarantee

Catch a fish or your next class is FREE!

Sign Up Now – $30

(11 Available)

All About Spinners

Spinner baits are a very popular choice for anglers! They are very versatile and they catch all kinds of fish. You’ll learn which spinner baits are best for catching specific types of fish and where you should use them.  

This is one of my favorite lures to use – join the class and you’ll see why!

Location

Private Ponds

What to Expect

15 Minutes Teaching / 1 Hour of Fishing

Equipment Provided

All – Rods, Reels, Lures & Bait

Recommended for

Kids 10+, Parents, Grandparents, Guardians

Sign Up Now – $30

(11 Available)

Nothing But Bass

Ready to move beyond catching bluegill? The Nothing But Bass class will teach you the techniques to start catching big bass – one of the most popular fish that anglers target. With a few tips and tricks of the trade, you’ll be catching bass in no time!

We’ll use big hooks, plastic baits, and night crawlers (depending on the season). You’ll learn which types of lures and rigs to use on different types of water and you’ll probably catch a bass during your first class!

Location

Private Ponds

What to Expect

15 Minutes Teaching / 1 Hour of Fishing

Equipment Provided

All – Rods, Reels, Lures & Bait

Sign Up Now – $30

(12 Available)

Go Fish Derby Nights

Ready to test your skills against other anglers?  We hold occasional fishing tournaments on our local ponds. Longest Bluegill and longest Bass will both win a $25 gift certificate to use toward tackle on the gofishacademy.com web site.

It’s a fun time fishing and a great way to meet other local anglers as well!

Location

Private Ponds

What to Expect

1 Hour & 15 Minutes of Fishing

Equipment Provided

Use Ours OR Bring Your Own

Recommended for

Ages 6+ (Parents, Grandparents, Guardians to be “Hands-On” for Kids)

Sign Up Now – $30

(11 Available)

Open Fishing Night

Open Fishing Night at Go Fish Academy is a fantastic way to enjoy a great fishing experience.  We provide all the equipment, including fishing poles, baits, bobbers and lures AND have experienced anglers on hand to give you advice and help you be successful! Come and experience “The Reel Deal Guarantee” – If you don’t catch a fish, your next class is free!

Location

Private Ponds

What to Expect

1 Hour & 15 Minutes of Fishing

Equipment Provided

Use Ours OR Bring Your Own

Recommended for

Kids 6+, Parents, Grandparents, Guardians

Reel Deal Guarantee

Catch a fish or your next class is FREE!

Sign Up Now – $30

(12 Available)

Ohio Fishing Regulations 101

Not sure what the laws are when it comes to fishing in Ohio? This class dives into the Ohio Regulations so that you can be a well-informed angler. Learn what types of fish you can catch in Ohio, which fish (and how many) you are allowed to keep, and other important things that you as a licensed angler should be aware of.

Location

Classroom at Creekside

What to Expect

1 Hour & 15 Minutes Teaching

Recommended for

Kids 10+, Parents, Grandparents, Guardians

Sign Up Now – $30

(20 Available)

Filleting Fish 101

So you catch a fish and you want to take it home for dinner… what do you do?  This class will teach you the basics of fileting the most common edible fish in the area. Note: we WILL be filleting actual fish, so be sure all participants are prepared for that experience!

Location

Classroom at Creekside

What to Expect

1 Hour & 15 Minutes Teaching

Recommended for

Kids 12+, Parents, Grandparents, Guardians

Sign Up Now – $30

(12 Available)

Fishing Knots 101

The Fishing Knot is one of the most important aspects of fishing.  Come and learn some of the best fishing knots so that you can begin tying your own rigs anytime you need to!

Location

Classroom at Creekside

What to Expect

1 Hour & 15 Minutes Teaching

Recommended for

Kids 12+, Parents, Grandparents, Guardians

Sign Up Now – $30

(12 Available)

For more information, check out our courses above or visit our FAQ page.

Don’t Take Our Word for It. Listen to Those We’ve Hooked.

My first bass!
Bill, a satisfied individual fishing class customers

“Fishing was never part of my life and I had only done it a handful of times. Brad is a perfect teacher for the beginner…he has patience mixed with excellent technique. The experience was not only enjoyable, but I learned things that I can do on my own next i go out AND I actually caught fish!”

Bill M. – New Albany, OH

My boys loved it!
Vince & Owen, two satisfied family fishing class customers

“Thank you for helping us make these fun fishing memories with our kids! Our two boys, ages 8 and 6, had the best experience with Go Fish Academy and can’t wait to come back. Would highly recommend!”

Vince & Owen C. – Gahanna, OH

I caught one!

“Brad took me and siblings out to fish and I finally caught a nice fish!

Allison S. – Baltimore, OH