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Old-style fishing match raises £1,971 for Fishing for Schools

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The inaugural Olde Bait Challenge took place on 17 June at Wessex Water’s Durleigh Reservoir, Somerset, raising a fabulous £1,971 for Fishing for Schools. Very many thanks to organiser and Fishing for Schools instructor Ray Jones! F4S instructor Charlie Halliday gave us this report from the day: “Ye Olde Bait Challenge attracted some big names…

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Fishing for Schools: Some of our most challenging work is with children in Pupil Referral Units

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Some of the potentially most challenging youngsters Fishing for Schools (F4S) instructors work with are those from Pupil Referral Units (PRUs). The Department for Education describes PRUs as places where “children who aren’t able to attend school and may not otherwise receive suitable education” go to school. This is often because they have been permanently…

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World Fishing Day is coming up – will you be taking part?

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World Fishing Day takes place on Saturday 23 June and Fishing for Schools (F4S) and Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland (CfR) shall be taking part. Will you? World Fishing Day aims to bring anglers from across the world together, showcase fishing to new people and show the wonderful benefits of our sport. World Fishing Day…

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Take part in Somerset’s Ye Olde Bait Challenge and raise money for Fishing for Schools

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It’s time to get your entries in for Ye Olde Bait Challenge, a charity fishing match in aid of Fishing for Schools on Saturday (17 June) at Durleigh Reservoir, Somerset. This is one occasion where grey hairs may be an advantage as, although all fishing methods are welcomed, no modern baits will be allowed in…

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Were you sabbed by the police?

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes:  As many of you will be aware there is something of a row over the campaign run by high street store LUSH to raise awareness of the public inquiry into the deployment of undercover police in activist organisations. LUSH is a prominent supporter of many activist organisations, including…

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Events and Shows this summer

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The Countryside Alliance team will be attending a number of events and shows throughout the summer and we’d love to see you there. Take a look at the listing below and be sure to book the show dates in your diary. Events and Shows 2-6 May – Badminton Horse Trials 4 June – Raby Castle…

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City kids experience the wild life with Fishing for Schools

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Pupils from an inner-city school got a taste of the countryside yesterday (5 June) when they visited Walthamstow Wetlands with the Fishing for Schools initiative. Twenty youngsters from Raynham Primary School in Enfield, London enjoyed a wildlife walk and hunted for insects in the lake during the two-hour session and all managed to catch a…

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More Aims Award success for Kent schools

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Fishing for Schools (F4S) was accredited to provide the Ofqual regulated Aim Awards in angling skills last year and so far nine pupils have worked towards this qualification with us. In January three pupils from Broomhill Bank North School, in Swanley, Kent became the first in the country to gain the Level One Aim Award…

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Reason and Pragmatism on Lead are vital

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The following article by Tim Bonner, chief executive of the Countryside Alliance, first appeared in Shooting Times 2nd May 2018.    The threat to lead ammunition has not disappeared. As an organisation that has always stood up for the appropriate use of lead ammunition, this is a good time to reflect on where the Countryside Alliance stands…

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Bringing the RSPCA to heel

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: As you will be aware the Countryside Alliance has consistently challenged RSPCA campaigns which have affected our members. We have also asked searching questions about failures in the governance of the organisation which have allowed it to become involved in some extremely questionable activities. As a result of…

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