Fishing 4 Schools’ new course in Kent

| Campaigns, Fishing, Fishing for Schools

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

| Campaigns, Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Fishing, Food and Farming, Foundation, Game to Eat, Hunting, Membership, Membership News, Mobile and Broadband, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

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

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

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

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Fishing, Food and Farming, Game to Eat, Hunting, Latest News, Shooting and Conservation

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!

| 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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