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October’s F4S tip of the month for young anglers – Get out and about for the trout!

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October should be a cooler month, especially after a record-breaking heat wave, that seemed to go on and on, but I fear this weather could become the norm for every year as life goes on. Trout fishing suffered badly for most fisheries over the summer but if you are an early riser you probably had…

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Biggest catches yet netted in the annual Kent Fishing for Schools match

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Teams of children from five schools across Kent competed to land the biggest catch in the annual Fishing for Schools match at Grove Farm Fishery (25 September). The day was fiercely over-subscribed, with teams of four taking part on a first come, first served basis. This year’s competitors were from Thamesview School in Gravesend; Meadowfield…

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Apply now for a Fishing for Schools course for your school

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Schools across England and Wales have until 9 November 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 courses at schools across the country, to aid the education of 10…

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Casting for Recovery holds a successful retreat at Forbes of Kingennie

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Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, the medical fly fishing programme for ladies who have, or have had breast cancer, held its 8th retreat at the Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort, near Dundee, last weekend (21-23 September) in brilliant weather, despite us following in the wake of hurricanes from across the Atlantic. Twelve ladies attended…

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Youth victory at Fishing for Schools fundraising event

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Young fishers were victorious at a charity fishing competition at Derbyshire’s Ladybower Reservoir, that raised more than £300 for Fishing for Schools (F4S). The event, on 22 September, was organised by the F4S Yorkshire and Peaks team and the money raised will go towards their courses with local schools. The winner of the top competition…

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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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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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