Angling for a fun day out on the river

Free an­nual event reels in young fish­ing fans

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Steve Bax steve.bax@trin­i­tymir­

HILLING­DON young­sters were hooked on fish­ing and fun at the week­end af­ter en­joy­ing them­selves at Lit­tle Bri­tain Lake.

Kids and their fam­i­lies flocked to the lake in Packet Boat Lane, Cow­ley, on Sun­day, to try their hand at fish­ing.

The free event was laid on by Hilling­don Coun­cil for a sev­enth year and showed no signs of its pop­u­lar­ity wan­ing.

There were angling ses­sions ev­ery hour guided by ex­pe­ri­enced vol­un­teers and equip­ment and bait was pro­vided for free.

Young­sters were also reeled in by the prom­ise of river dip­ping, bird box mak­ing, face paint­ing and a bouncy castle.

Leader of the coun­cil, Cllr Ray Pud­di­foot, said: “It was fan­tas­tic to see so many fam­i­lies come down to our Fam­ily Fish­ing Fun Days at Lit­tle Bri­tain Lake and have a go at fish­ing.

“This is the sev­enth year that we have held these events which were at­tended by hun­dreds of chil­dren.

“It was great to see fam­i­lies en­joy­ing the fish­ing ex­pe­ri­ence as well as the host of other ac­tiv­i­ties avail­able.”

n FUN DAY: Michele Had­field, right, fun on the bouncy castle

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