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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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Fishing for Schools tip of the month for young anglers – September – it’s time for the daddy-long-legs!

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Fishing for Schools fly fishing expert Bob Goble lets us into the secrets of good fishing for the month ahead. September already! This year seems to be going so quickly. Trout fishing has been up and down as regards catching for me, especially here in the south east of England. This has been due to…

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Top fishing talents Marina Gibson and James Stokoe become Fishing for Schools Ambassadors

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We are delighted to welcome two of the UK’s top fishing talents to the Fishing for Schools fold – James Stokoe and Marina Gibson have agreed to be Fishing for Schools Ambassadors. James is a professional salmon fishing guide on the River Tyne and winner of the 2015 BBC 2 fishing competition Earth’s Wildest Waters…

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Schools across England and Wales invited to apply for a free Fishing for Schools course  

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Schools across England and Wales need to mark 1 October in their diaries, as that’s the day they can start 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…

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Feelin’ hot, hot, hot – Fishing for Schools tip of the month for young anglers August 2018

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There’s still no sign of real rain so F4S fly fishing expert Bob Goble is taking to the beach to cool down. What are his tips for hot fishing fun this August? Let’s find out… Fishing can be tricky in August, so visiting the water early or late in the day, and avoiding the midday…

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Adults from mental health groups get a taste of angling from the Fishing for Schools Kent team

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Fishing 4 Schools Kent welcomed a big group from the Charlton Athletic Disability and Mental Health Trust to Grove Farm, Hadlow, yesterday (24 July) for their annual fishing taster day. This was part of many courses the group delivers to adults from local mental health and disability organisations once the schools have broken up each…

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Actor Julian Lewis Jones joins Fishing for Schools and Welsh schools for sea fishing expedition

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Welsh actor Julian Lewis Jones joined youngsters from Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen in Caernarfon and Holyhead High School for a day’s sea fishing last Monday (2 July) as part of a three-day fishing adventure, organised by the schools and Fishing for Schools (F4S). Gareth Edwards, assistant headteacher of Syr Hugh Owen said it all started…

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“Scale” drawings invited! Fishing for Schools Kent launches fishing art competition

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The Fishing for Schools regions are always looking for ways to make fishing fun for their pupils – this can include bait challenges (identifying baits by taste and feel whilst blindfolded!) and fishing competitions, but next school year the  Kent Fishing for Schools team is running a fun art competition between its schools, and the…

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