How Weirs Affect Fish Communities 

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Dr Chris Gardner of the South East Rivers Trust has written an article entitled “How Weirs Affect Fish Communities” in which he writes: “River restoration describes a set of activities that help improve the environmental health of a river or stream. These activities aim to restore the natural state and functionality of the river system to…

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Fishing 4 Schools feature in the Telegraph

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On Saturday 5th November 2016 the Daily Telegraph’s Education section featured The Countryside Alliance Foundation’s Fishing 4 Schools project. In “Cast the rod, empower the child,” Jonny Cooper writes: “Look what happens as soon as you start teaching fishing to children,” says Charles Jardine, reaching for his equipment. “You tell them to hold a net in…

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Fly fishing and a common purpose

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Fishing 4 Schools Director and fly fishing legend Charles Jardine recently hosted one of the successful bids from last year’s New York Auction with his good friend Robert Denman on Robert’s section of the Elk River in Colorado. This “lot” will be repeated in this years’s NYC auction and is a fitting reminder of the…

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The Spectator: State schools are discovering huntin’, shootin’ and fishin’

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The Spectator’s Camilla Swift has written about outdoor education, observing “Traditionally, private schools have led the way in teaching youngsters about the ways of the countryside. Many state schools, however, are now following their example.” Camilla goes on to write about our own Fishing 4 Schools project, quoting its Director, Charles Jardine. Also mentioned is the…

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Ladies with breast cancer enjoy free fly fishing retreat in Co Mayo

| Campaigns, Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Fishing, Foundation, Latest News

Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, the unique fly fishing programme for ladies with breast cancer, held a weekend retreat at the Mount Falcon Estate at Ballina, Co Mayo at the weekend. Nine ladies joined the residential retreat to learn the basics of fly casting as well as attending counselling and medical support groups. Casting…

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Breast cancer programme invites applications for fly fishing retreat

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Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, the unique residential fly fishing and medical support programme for ladies who have, or have had, breast cancer, invites applications to its final retreat of 2016. We will be at Forbes of Kingennie near Dundee from 23-25 September and ladies who have (or have had) breast cancer can apply below. For…

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