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Norfolk school children net the benefits of Fishing 4 Schools open day

| Campaigns, Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Foundation, Outdoor Education, Press Release

A fantastic day of fishing-related fun was enjoyed by children from schools around Norwich yesterday (6 October) when Fishing 4 Schools held an open day at Lenwade Pike Club. Sixty children from four local schools – The Clare Special School, Norwich, Hockering Church of England Primary School, Dereham, Aylsham High School, Norwich and Great Witchingham…

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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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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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New book addresses wildlife management concerns

| Campaigns, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Foundation, Hunting, Outdoor Education, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

The Veterinary Association for Wildlife Management (VAWM) commissioned a new book, The Facts of Rural Life, to address a number of concerns it has on the management of wildlife in the countryside. The book is now available for £10 and addresses concerns such as:  • the loss, or potential loss, of many vulnerable species; • the…

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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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London Marathon team raises thousands for The Countryside Alliance Foundation

| Events and Competitions, Foundation, Fundraising

Congratulations to the Countryside Alliance team who raised thousands of pounds for The Countryside Alliance Foundation in yesterday’s Virgin Money London Marathon. Fishing 4 Schools guru Charles Jardine (pictured) ran the marathon in 5hrs 32min, improving on his time from a few years ago. Charles has raised £2,677 and counting – sponsor him athttps://www.justgiving.com/Charles-Jardine2/. And…

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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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