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New Year: looking backwards and forwards for Fishing for Schools

| Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Fundraising, Latest News, Our Blog, Outdoor Education

Fishing for Schools director and founder Charles Jardine writes: “This time of year allows us all to reflect, ponder and peer into the future. “The past six months have probably defined our success more than any other. With a growing schools list, increasing delivery at all levels – be that in areas of adult mental…

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Looking back at six fabulous Casting for Recovery retreats in 2018

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We have had a busy year at Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland (CfR) – holding six retreats, at venues old and new. This brings our total to 48 retreats delivered since we launched. We are extremely grateful to the fly-fishing and medical volunteers who take time to ensure that the ladies enjoy their weekend…

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F4S tips for young anglers December 2018 – get the whole family involved!

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Fishing for Schools fly-fishing expert Bob Goble finishes 2018 with an aspiration to get more people fishing in the new year – and to catch more trout Our Fishing 4 Schools team has had an amazing year, with young students learning to fish, many for the first time and enjoying every moment. And next year…

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Farlows fundraiser nets more than £4,000 for Fishing for Schools

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More than £4,000 was raised for Fishing for Schools last night (22 November) by a fundraising evening and grand auction at Farlows in Pall Mall London. Top lots included a commission to paint a fish of your choice by our director and acclaimed artist Charles Jardine – which sold for £500, and the chance to…

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Falconry for Schools brings birds of prey into the classroom at Milverton Primary

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Pupils from Milverton Primary in Taunton came face to face with owls, falcons and hawks when Falconry for Schools instructor Sharon Bindon brought her birds into the classroom on Friday (9 November). Year 4 pupils Amber Green and Sebastian Tarry wrote this report of their day: “Today, the whole school started the day with an…

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Sponsored abseil exceeds its target to raise £1,600 for Casting for Recovery

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Two brave ladies, who met on the Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland Welsh retreat in May 2018, have raised more than £1,600 for the charity with a sponsored abseil from the keep of Pembroke Castle and a raffle. Despite a false start when high winds on their original abseil day meant they had to…

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Riverkeepers raise more than £1,500 for Fishing for Schools with charity football match

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Riverkeepers of the Test and Itchen raised more than £1,500 for Fishing for Schools with a fundraising football match on Sunday (4 November). The match, at River Park Leisure Centre in Winchester, was the brainchild of Itchen riverkeeper Simeon Hay and saw six keepers and friends square up on behalf of each of the legendary…

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Turbo trout are November’s target in our tip of the month for young anglers

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Trout fishing is at its best this month and we should be taking advantage of this predatory fish’s wolf pack hunting techniques, says Fishing for Schools fly-fishing specialist Bob Goble. After the cooling month of October, November looks promising, with trout fishing at its best for the back end of the season, says Bob. Rainbows…

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Riverkeepers of the Test take on the Itchen in charity football game for Fishing for Schools

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Waders, nets and rods will be swapped for football boots and strips on Sunday 4 November – when the river keepers of the Test take on those of the Itchen in a charity football match, in aid of Fishing for Schools. This sporting spectacular will take place at the River Park Leisure Centre in Winchester,…

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Good weather and fishing ensure a great final retreat for 2018 at the Mount Falcon Estate, Co Mayo

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Foundation, Latest News, Our Blog, Outdoor Education, Press Release

Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, the medical fly-fishing programme for ladies who have, or have had breast cancer, held its final retreat of 2018 at the Mount Falcon Estate in Ballina, Co Mayo, Ireland last weekend (19-21 October). Retreat coordinator Sue Shaw said: “Thirteen ladies attended the retreat, three from England and 10 from across…

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