Fishing for Schools champions celebrated at the House of Commons

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Twenty-four young anglers from across the UK were recognised at the House of Commons yesterday (15 November) in the Fishing for Schools Champions Awards. Fishing for Schools is an initiative run by The Countryside Alliance Foundation, the charitable arm of the Countryside Alliance. It provides short angling courses to schools across the country, to aid…

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Two donations to the Fishing for Schools south west team

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It’s been a successful couple of weeks for the Fishing for Schools south west team. They have received two generous donations to help the hundreds of youngsters who take part in F4S activities across the region. A donation of just under £200 was handed over to our instructor Charlie Halliday at the European Sport Fishing…

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Wet weather could not dampen spirits at the Fishing for Schools eastern region’s open day

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Despite strong wind and rain, two tents being blown over in the early hours of the morning, and a power cut, 40 children from six local primary and secondary schools enjoyed a fabulous day of angling activities at the Fishing for Schools eastern region’s open day on 5 October, at Lenwade, near Norwich. This was…

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Thamesview School victorious in the Fishing for Schools Kent Match Shield competition

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An excellent day was had at Grove Farm, Hadlow College on Tuesday 26 September for the Kent Inter-schools Match Shield, which is run by Fishing for Schools Kent. Five school teams took part, with four students on each team. Two students from each team fished at one time, swapping over at convenient intervals. The eventual…

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Fundraising fishing event raises cash for new Fishing for Schools group

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A fabulous fundraising angling event was held at Ladybower Reservoir in the Peak District on Saturday (23 Sept) in aid of the new Fishing for Schools South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire group. Twenty-five people took part in the fishing competitions and then carried on to a very jolly meal and raffle at the nearby Ladybower…

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Casting for Recovery’s fly fishing therapy schedule 2018

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Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, the unique fly fishing charitable programme which offers fly fishing retreats as therapy to ladies with breast cancer, has announced six residential retreats for 2018, with registrations opening on a rolling basis from January. The project, which is ten years old and in 2017 celebrated its 40th retreat, is…

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Charity concert in aid of The Royal British Legion and The Countryside Alliance Foundation

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The Royal British Legion in partnership with The Countryside Alliance Foundation Invites you to a Charity Concert To be held at Sherborne Abbey on 12 October 2017 at 7.00pm Tickets: £30 £25 £20 (restricted viewing/TV screen) Sherborne Tourist Information Centre Digby Road Sherborne DT9 3NL Phone: 01935 815341 Email for tickets: [email protected]

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Fishing for Schools casts its net further to support mental health groups in the South East

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With the school summer holidays on-going, the Fishing for Schools Kent team has been extending the benefits of fishing to adults and young people from three mental health groups. The benefits of fishing to mind and body are well known. The most obvious boon is that common to all activities that take us out into…

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August’s tips for young anglers, with Bob Goble

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July started unseasonably warm, with record temperatures in the south east – though cooler and wetter elsewhere. I suspect August will be much the same. Trout fishing has been difficult , with some fisheries deciding to close until the end of the month. Trout are a cold water species and don’t tolerate water that is too…

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