Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

UN­FOR­TU­NATELY I had to miss two ma­jor events this sum­mer where I could have sup­ported both Angling Trust and Get Hooked on Fish­ing.

The Game Fair at Ra­gley Hall was an ex­cel­lent af­fair and I was re­ally look­ing for­ward to work­ing on the stage, in­ter­view­ing and telling tales, some of which could have well been true.

BBC Coun­try­file Live at Blen­heim, a venue I re­ally like and en­joy, was the other one I couldn’t at­tend. It seems in­cred­i­ble that the angling par­tic­i­pa­tion events there, part of the Fam­ily Fish­ing cam­paign and in­clud­ing the in­creas­ingly fa­mous GHoF Fish­ing Fun­fair, achieved the quite re­mark­able fig­ures of more than 5,000 gen­uine new­com­ers to the sport – fact, not pie in the sky!

More kids fish­ing is great news for angling’s fu­ture.

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