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Hunters call for support post-Brexit

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Hunters have called for the value of country sports to be recognised in the new relationship between the EU and the UK post-Brexit. FACE, the Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation of the EU, and its UK regional group FACE UK, have asked for specific policies to protect trade and travel for hunters and…

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Countryside Alliance Insurance: A quick guide

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As a supporter of the Countryside Alliance, you get a number of benefits with your membership, not least of which is our Country Pursuits Insurance Package. This gives you the confidence to participate in a whole host of recognised activities, safe in the knowledge that you have cover for Public/Products liability, Personal accident (including permanent…

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Wessex Water Challenge: Charles Jardine’s training blog – “It’s brutal but really toughens you up!”

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Charles Jardine, the founder and director of the Fishing for Schools initiative, undertakes his greatest challenge yet on 7/8th April – the #WessexWaterChallenge. This 24-hour event will see 65-year-old Charles fish for trout at three Wessex Water Reservoirs and run the 60 miles between them, all in the space of a day. You can sponsor…

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Swanley school pupils achieve AIM award with Fishing for Schools

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Three pupils from Broomhill Bank School North, in Swanley, Kent are the first in the country to work with the Fishing for Schools (F4S) programme to gain the Ofqual regulated level one Aim Award in angling skills. The youngsters – Neo Goncalves Whiffen, 15, and thirteen-year-olds Harrison Mulholland and Jon Jon “JJ” Perry – are autistic,…

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Make a date for the Savills Countryside Alliance Point-to-Point at Badbury Rings

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Dorset sporting highlight, the Savills Countryside Alliance Point-to-Point at Badbury Rings near Wimborne, takes place on Sunday 25 February and promises to be a great day out for all the family. The entertainment features six point-to-point races – including the Wessex National – plus terrier racing and retail therapy in the shopping village, as well…

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Angling clubs provide Christmas bonus for Fishing for Schools

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Our Fishing for Schools (F4S) initiative received two very generous donations from fishing clubs last week showing the growing importance within the fishing community of supporting the anglers of the future. F4S provides short angling courses at schools across the country, to aid the education of 12- to 18-year-olds who may not respond to traditional…

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Fishing 4 Schools tip of the month December – It’s cold outside!

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Fishing for Schools instructor Bob Goble picks his tip of the month for young anglers and this month he’s focusing on the basics – keeping warm! He says:  My first picture is of a very cold and frosty morning at Springhill Trout Waters a year back, and by George it was brass monkey weather. In…

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Fishing for Schools champions celebrated at the House of Commons

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Twenty-four young anglers from across the UK were recognised at the House of Commons yesterday (15 November) in the Fishing for Schools Champions Awards. Fishing for Schools is an initiative run by The Countryside Alliance Foundation, the charitable arm of the Countryside Alliance. It provides short angling courses to schools across the country, to aid…

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