Fam­ily Fish­ing pulls in the crowds

Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

MORE than 5,000 peo­ple were in­tro­duced to fish­ing as part of a suc­cess­ful scheme that show­cased the sport at the BBC’s Coun­try­file Live.

‘Fam­ily Fish­ing’ hosted the event, a spin-off from the BBC TV se­ries that took place at Blenheim Palace in Ox­ford­shire. The four-day ex­trav­a­ganza saw teams from award-win­ning char­ity Get Hooked on Fish­ing and the Angling Trust use a mix of angling ac­tiv­i­ties to show how fish­ing is an ideal way to spend time to­gether and learn about the coun­try­side.

Sarah Collins, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer at Get Hooked on Fish­ing, said: “We’ve never ex­pe­ri­enced such an over­whelm­ingly busy Fam­ily Fish­ing event, with fully booked ses­sions each day.

“Hats off to the awe­some team of vol­un­teers, the BBC team for a bril­liantly well-or­gan­ised and pre­sented event, and LNC Out­doors for all the hard work of their in­struc­tors along­side our own angling coaches.”

To find out more about Get Hooked on Fish­ing visit: www.ghof.org.uk

In the driv­ing seat: Sarah Collins in her car, newly painted by angling artist Dusto.

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