Fishing for Schools

New Fishing 4 Schools branch launched

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The Fishing 4 Schools family has welcomed a new branch – the South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire Fishing 4 Schools group was launched at the recent Chatsworth Game and Angling Fair. The Star newspaper reported: “The initiative offers fun and educational courses in angling to schools around the country. The free courses are tailored to…

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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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A huge thank you to all of our Prudential Ride London cyclists

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Yesterday saw some brave riders tackle the Prudential Ride London 100-mile cycle challenge through London and Surrey to raise vital funds for the Countryside Alliance Foundation. The riders had to complete the gruelling 100-mile course in under eight hours and we are delighted that all of them were successful with no reports of any major post-race…

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Fishing 4 Schools’ instructors get together in Wiltshire

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This week the regional teams responsible for running The Countryside Alliance Foundation’s popular Fishing 4 Schools programmes got together at the beautiful Manningford Fishery near Pewsey in Wiltshire to catch up, share ideas and plan next steps. National Director Charles Jardine called the meeting to bring together coarse and game anglers from across England. Charles talked about…

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Yorkshire students get hooked on angling with two-day Fishing for Schools course

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Pupils from Dearne Advanced Learning Centre, at Goldthorpe near Rotherham, enjoyed two days of fishing-themed fun, thanks to the national Fishing for Schools scheme. The Fishing for Schools Derbyshire and Yorkshire team and local chef Ben Atkinson challenged the pupils to a MasterChef style cook off on the first day (6 July) with Year Seven…

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Fishing 4 Schools East celebrates two generous donations

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Fishing 4 Schools  Eastern region has recently received two  major contributions to its projects. The Thetford-based Shadwell Estate Company donated £1,300 to help provide a 10-session course to youngsters at Thetford Academy over the past two months. The course focussed on children who had been excluded from mainstream education because of behavioural issues and F4s volunteer Andrew Matthews said the…

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Wiltshire school pupils get hooked on angling thanks to Fishing 4 Schools course

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Pupils from Pewsey Vale School in Wiltshire have been learning to fly fish at Marlborough College’s fantastic angling facilities on the River Kennet this term, thanks to a collaboration between the two schools and our national Fishing 4 Schools (F4S) project. Six key stage three pupils – Callum Dawson, Zak Awoodun, George Prout, Kahlan and Raye…

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CA at River Itchen day with politicians and Angling Trust to highlight chalkstream plight

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The Countryside Alliance’s Sue Shaw and Charles Jardine attended a chalk stream discovery day on Friday June 16th at the invitation of the Angling Trust and WWF. The day saw MPs including Sports Minister Tracey Crouch MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Defra, Dr Therese Coffey MP, former Environment Minister Richard Benyon MP and Parliamentary Angling Group…

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Putting the “fun” into fishing fundraiser at the Royal Hospital

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We had a wonderful evening at the Royal Hospital Chelsea last night for a fundraiser for The Countryside Alliance Foundation’s Casting for Recovery fly fishing programme for ladies with breast cancer, its sister project Fishing 4 Schools which provides short fishing courses for youngsters and the Angling Trust‘s Save our Salmon conservation campaign. Martin Salter of…

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