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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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‘Better safe than sorry’ when dealing with shoot saboteurs, says the Countryside Alliance

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Following a number of targeted saboteur attacks on shoots at the beginning of last season, the Countryside Alliance has published an updated guidance sheet to raise awareness of the risks and give advice on dealing with saboteurs. The guidance provides practical advice for shoot managers on what arrangements to make before the day, and what…

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Government sees sense on Animal Welfare Bill

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The Countryside Alliance has welcomed the decision by the Government to separate the two parts of the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill. Following consultation, the Government has acknowledged it needs more time to “further refine the proposals on sentience” but will bring forward separate legislation to increase maximum sentences for animal…

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Shooting industry unites to set ‘best practice’ guidelines

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On Monday 23rd July the British Game Alliance (BGA) brought together shoot owners, keepers and representative organisations to discuss shoot management best practice with the BGA’s auditing partners Acoura. The BGA undertook a pilot audit observed by the Countryside Alliance, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) and British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), so the organisations…

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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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Revolutionary hen harrier licence is working

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The Countryside Alliance has received the following press release from the Moorland Association and the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. Our Head of Campaigns Liam Stokes said: “This is brilliant news, our thanks and congratulations go to the grouse keepers, the Moorland Association and the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust for their fantastic work. It…

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Countryside Alliance submits member’s evidence to the Home Office on failing medical procedure

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The Countryside Alliance has submitted a dossier of evidence to the Home Office team currently working on the medical procedures associated with firearms licensing, including case studies detailing the experiences of our members. The Alliance was asked to collate this information during a meeting with Home Office Minister Nick Hurd MP, who wanted a clearer…

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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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