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Fishing for Schools: Some of our most challenging work is with children in Pupil Referral Units

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Some of the potentially most challenging youngsters Fishing for Schools (F4S) instructors work with are those from Pupil Referral Units (PRUs). The Department for Education describes PRUs as places where “children who aren’t able to attend school and may not otherwise receive suitable education” go to school. This is often because they have been permanently…

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World Fishing Day is coming up – will you be taking part?

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World Fishing Day takes place on Saturday 23 June and Fishing for Schools (F4S) and Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland (CfR) shall be taking part. Will you? World Fishing Day aims to bring anglers from across the world together, showcase fishing to new people and show the wonderful benefits of our sport. World Fishing Day…

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Take part in Somerset’s Ye Olde Bait Challenge and raise money for Fishing for Schools

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It’s time to get your entries in for Ye Olde Bait Challenge, a charity fishing match in aid of Fishing for Schools on Saturday (17 June) at Durleigh Reservoir, Somerset. This is one occasion where grey hairs may be an advantage as, although all fishing methods are welcomed, no modern baits will be allowed in…

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City kids experience the wild life with Fishing for Schools

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Pupils from an inner-city school got a taste of the countryside yesterday (5 June) when they visited Walthamstow Wetlands with the Fishing for Schools initiative. Twenty youngsters from Raynham Primary School in Enfield, London enjoyed a wildlife walk and hunted for insects in the lake during the two-hour session and all managed to catch a…

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More Aims Award success for Kent schools

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Fishing for Schools (F4S) was accredited to provide the Ofqual regulated Aim Awards in angling skills last year and so far nine pupils have worked towards this qualification with us. In January three pupils from Broomhill Bank North School, in Swanley, Kent became the first in the country to gain the Level One Aim Award…

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New venue for Fishing for Schools Kent at Cobham Hall lakes

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Members of the Thameside Works Angling and Preservation Society (TWAPS) have kindly agreed to let the Fishing for Schools Kent group use a club water, that is normally only open to members, for coaching. The new arrangement means F4S will be able to use Cobham Hall, which is a lovely water in the grounds of…

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Fishing 4 Schools tip of the month for young anglers – May – tempting a trout

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The warmer weather is here at last and Fishing 4 Schools instructor and  fly fishing expert Bob Goble gives us his tips for good fishing this May. I am so glad that May is here and I’m feeling the warmth on my back at last, after the dreadful weather earlier this year. Life is great…

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Well done to our tremendous London Marathon team all who raised money for TCAF initiatives

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A massive thank you is due to the four runners who battled the heat and took part in yesterday’s Virgin Money London Marathon (22nd April) in aid of The Countryside Alliance Foundation (TCAF). Between them, they have so far raised more than £5000.00 for the TCAF initiatives Fishing 4 Schools, Falconry for Schools and Casting for Recovery. This will…

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Charles Jardine’s Wessex Water Challenge blog: We did it!!

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Last weekend Fishing for Schools founder and director Charles Jardine completed his most extreme challenge to date, raising more than £10,000 for the charity. Charles and his running partner Richard Davis ran between three Wessex Water fisheries – a distance equivalent to two marathons, all within 24 hours. In his final blog, Charles tells us…

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Fishing for Schools founder completes 24hr running and fishing marathon for the charity

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Fishing for Schools founder Charles Jardine completed his marathon Wessex Water Challenge on Sunday 8 April, to raise around £10,000 for Fishing for Schools and its sister charity Casting for Recovery. Charles, 65, of Downton, Wiltshire, ran the equivalent of two marathons between three Wessex Water Reservoirs, catching a trout at each – all within…

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Charles Jardine’s Wessex Water Challenge training blog: Final blog – When it’s all over I intend to drown in Champagne!

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Charles Jardine, the founder and director of the Fishing for Schools initiative, undertakes his greatest challenge yet, on 7th/8th April – the #WessexWaterChallenge. This 24-hour event will see 65-year-old Charles fish at three Wessex Water Reservoirs and run the 60 miles between them, all in the space of a day. You can sponsor him here So here…

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