Fishing 4 Schools inspires youngsters in Kent

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The Countryside Alliance’s Fishing 4 Schools programme ran an inspiring session for pupils from Orchard School at Marshside Fishery near Canterbury on Friday 11th December. Local MP Julian Brazier was in attendance at the day which was run by fishing coach Kevin Durman and Fishing 4 Schools National Director Charles Jardine. Fishing 4 Schools is a…

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Norfolk school children net the benefits of Fishing 4 Schools open day

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A fantastic day of fishing-related fun was enjoyed by children from schools around Norwich yesterday (6 October) when Fishing 4 Schools held an open day at Lenwade Pike Club. Sixty children from four local schools – The Clare Special School, Norwich, Hockering Church of England Primary School, Dereham, Aylsham High School, Norwich and Great Witchingham…

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Fishing 4 Schools’ new course in Kent

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Fishing 4 Schools instructor Warren White reports: “We started a new course yesterday with Meadowfield school (Sittingbourne) a school whose pupils have profound learning difficulties and autism. Because of the mild weather conditions, although wet at times, the fishing was really good and the young people got the experience of catching some nice sized Carp. We…

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Countryside Alliance Autumn 2015 magazine

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The Countryside Alliance’s Autumn magazine is now online. The Editor’s note introducing the issue reads: There is plenty of good news to report this issue. As Tim Bonner takes over as Chief Executive (p16) The Countryside Alliance Foundation assumes the running of the wonderful Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, the fly fishing programme for…

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Casting for Recovery retreat at Kingennie is a ‘reel’ success

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Thirteen ladies from across England and Scotland gathered at the Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort near Dundee for a Casting for Recovery retreat at the weekend (26-27 September). Each of the ladies has, or as had, breast cancer. Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, an innovative charity which is run by The Countryside Alliance Foundation,…

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Britain’s Best Sporting Pub

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Thanks to everyone who voted in the “Britain’s Best Sporting Pub” being run by the Countryside Alliance in conjunction with Country Life Magazine. This competition aims to celebrate traditional pubs and hotels which have a long history of support for country sports whether they host a hunt meet, a shoot lunch or welcome fishermen. Nominated…

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Kimbridge retreat is a joy despite the downpour!

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  Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, a project run by The Countryside Alliance Foundation which offers fly fishing retreats (with counselling and medical support) to ladies with breast cancer, enjoyed a return to Kimbridge-on-the-Test in Hampshire over the weekend of 24-26 July. Twelve ladies joined the team from all over the country and all…

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Unique breast cancer charity becomes part of The Countryside Alliance Foundation

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Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, the unique outdoor programme which combines counselling and medical support with fly fishing for ladies who have (or have had) breast cancer, has merged with The Countryside Alliance Foundation. Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland was founded eight years ago with the aim of providing free-of-charge retreats at beautiful…

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How to find your ideal shooting and fishing destination

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  The Countryside Alliance’s Adrian Blackmore introduces www.eagle-review.com, a new internet tool that helps sportsmen pick their ideal shooting or fishing destination: What a day – perfect in every respect, and exactly what had been hoped for. Such an opinion might well apply to a holiday or short weekend break having read on-line reviews before booking,…

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