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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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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

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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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October’s F4S tip of the month for young anglers – Get out and about for the trout!

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October should be a cooler month, especially after a record-breaking heat wave, that seemed to go on and on, but I fear this weather could become the norm for every year as life goes on. Trout fishing suffered badly for most fisheries over the summer but if you are an early riser you probably had…

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Biggest catches yet netted in the annual Kent Fishing for Schools match

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Teams of children from five schools across Kent competed to land the biggest catch in the annual Fishing for Schools match at Grove Farm Fishery (25 September). The day was fiercely over-subscribed, with teams of four taking part on a first come, first served basis. This year’s competitors were from Thamesview School in Gravesend; Meadowfield…

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Apply now for a Fishing for Schools course for your school

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Schools across England and Wales have until 9 November to apply for free Fishing for Schools courses in 2019. Fishing for Schools is an initiative run by The Countryside Alliance Foundation (TCAF), the charitable arm of the Countryside Alliance. It provides free, short angling courses at schools across the country, to aid the education of 10…

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Youth victory at Fishing for Schools fundraising event

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Young fishers were victorious at a charity fishing competition at Derbyshire’s Ladybower Reservoir, that raised more than £300 for Fishing for Schools (F4S). The event, on 22 September, was organised by the F4S Yorkshire and Peaks team and the money raised will go towards their courses with local schools. The winner of the top competition…

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My Fishing for Schools – the instructor’s eye view

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West Country Fishing for Schools instructor Charlie Halliday takes us through a session – and breakthrough – with a young angler which demonstrates the value of Fishing for Schools. Behind all the brilliant photos of grinning pupils, fish and banners, some tremendously valuable work is carried out by Fishing for Schools. Children like Alex (name…

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Mental health groups enjoy Fishing for Schools tuition over the summer months

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It’s easy to think that once the summer holidays roll around it’s “feet-up” time for the Fishing for Schools teams, but that’s certainly not the case for the F4S Kent group. For the past two summers this F4S team has shared its passion for and knowledge of fishing with groups of older but equally receptive…

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Fishing for Schools casts its net widely at Chatsworth Country Fair

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The Fishing for Schools Yorkshire and Derbyshire team had a great weekend at Chatsworth Country Fair (31 August – 2 September) drumming up lots of interest in the group and angling in general. For the past two years the team has been responsible for the fishing village at the event and this year the new…

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