Kimbridge retreat is a joy despite the downpour!

| Campaigns, Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Events and Competitions, Fishing, Foundation, Fundraising, Latest News

  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

| About Us, Campaigns, Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Events and Competitions, Fishing, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Fundraising

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

| Campaigns, Fishing, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

  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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Fishing for School’s successful course with The Malling school

| Campaigns, Events and Competitions, Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Fundraising, Outdoor Education

Fishing 4 Schools instructor Warren reports back from a successful first trip to Hadlow with The Malling school: “This session was changed from Monk Lakes to Hadlow because of a weather forecast of heavy rain and lightning. At Hadlow we have the new lodge that has just been built so handy in bad weather conditions….

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Fieldsports magazine seeks a hunting contributor

| Campaigns, Fishing, Hunting, Latest News, Membership, Membership News, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

Fieldsports Magazine is recruiting a new contributor to write about hunting. The magazine asks: Do you eat, sleep and breathe hunting? Would you like to write about hunting for the UK’s finest country sports journal? Well, this is your chance to join Fieldsports Magazine’s team of esteemed contributors. We are looking for a writer who can…

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New Allwater fly launched to raise money for Fishing for schools

| Campaigns, Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Press Release

World-renowned fly tying manufacturer Fulling Mill and legendary fly fisherman Charles Jardine have launched the Allwater™ fly series, a new and unique pattern that aims to catch fish on all types of water. All profits made from Allwater fly sets will go directly to Fishing 4 Schools, a charity run by Charles and The Countryside…

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Salmon stocks 2010

| Campaigns, Fishing

Countryside Alliance fisheries policy officer Tim Hoggarth has reported on the CEFAS Annual Assessment of Salmon Stocks and Fisheries in England and Wales 2010. Tim reports: I have just received my copy of the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) annual assessment of salmon stocks for 2010. My comments follow: a.Licenses. (1)Rods a little…

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Welsh angling community discusses access to waterways

| Campaigns, Fishing

The Countryside Alliance, supported by the Angling Trust, rallied landowners, riparian owners and anglers from across Wales at the Royal Welsh Showground on Sunday 15th September for a meeting to discuss the Welsh Government’s review on increasing access to land and water.  On 22nd July the Minister for Culture and Sport John Griffiths announced a…

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