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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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Keeping the 12th Glorious

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: The sun is about to rise over a brand-new shooting season, one that is tinged with uncertainty. Reports of low grouse numbers abound across the country, the Welsh Government has announced their antipathy to game shooting, and concerns mount over the spreading influence of anti-shooting ideologies. Yet this…

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A bright future for hunting

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: The hound show season is drawing to a close as hunts start to prepare for the new season. There has been a clear trend of strong entries and good crowds from the South of England Hound Show at Ardingly through to The West of England at Honiton yesterday….

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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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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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Badgers block the road to common sense

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: A country lane in Suffolk may seem a strange place to play out a debate about animal rights, but newspaper reports this week on the closure of a road which has been undermined by badgers generate just that. Closed roads and other such conflicts with badgers are not…

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