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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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Why ‘rewilding’ is the wrong debate

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Next Tuesday, in central London, ‘Intelligence Squared’ a glossy organisation which promotes itself as a forum for debate is hosting a discussion under the title ‘The Battle for the Countryside: Britain Should Rewild its Uplands’. The publicity material promises the usual nonsense about the countryside being allowed to…

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Countryside Alliance Supports Agriculture GCSE at Education Conference

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On the 2nd July the Royal Agricultural University hosted its second annual Teacher and Adviser Conference, with the Countryside Alliance providing the keynote speaker. The event was supported by a partnership between the Royal Agricultural University (RAU), Applied Inspiration and the School Farms Network (SFN), and brought together teachers and advisers from across the country…

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Countryside Alliance show how rural activities can lead to health benefits

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The Countryside Alliance has told a Government inquiry how taking part in rural activities such as fishing, hunting or shooting sports has shown to provide a positive impact on social mobility, education, health, and community engagement. The Countryside Alliance submitted written evidence on the positive role rural sports can have as part of an inquiry…

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Government exploring options for including shooting in 2022 Games

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Sports Minister, Tracey Crouch MP, has confirmed that the Government is “exploring the potential” of including shooting in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Ms Crouch made her comments during a debate in Westminster on 27 June which was secured by Alister Jack MP from Dumfries and Galloway. Mr Jack noted the “phenomenal” performance of…

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Veterinary symposium promotes improvement in hound health

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Over 60 representatives from veterinary practices and hunts throughout England and Wales congregated at The Old Hall, Badminton on Tuesday 26th June to share information regarding improvements in the veterinary and kennel management of hounds. Organised by the Hunting Office, the meeting was opened by Benjamin Mancroft, chairman of the Masters of Foxhounds Association (MFHA)….

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Welsh Assembly Government recognise need for managed access

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The controversial ‘Taking Forward Wales’ consultation has now reached a conclusion and anglers across Wales and beyond can breathe a sigh of relief as proposals for a universal right of access to inland water have once again been shelved. In a ministerial statement, Lesley Griffiths stated that: “There were strong but differing views on how…

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Countryside Alliance ensures the sales of knives online for legitimate rural practices

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The Countryside Alliance was the first rural organisation to raise concerns about the impact the Home Office proposals to restrict online knife sales could have on rural communities.  The Offensive Weapons Bill, published this week, recognises that those who require knives for legitimate rural practices will still be able to purchase knives online. The Countryside…

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