good work for new anlgers

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dave k

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just a couple of links i have nicked off the EA site i thought some of you might be interested in.

Environment Agency introduces the young to fishing


Author: Jo Hunt
Date published: 10-Jun-2002
Keywords: fish, angling, young, rod

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The Environment Agency will be giving free angling instruction to 40 children at Moat Lake next Saturday (15th June)


The day is intended to encourage the children, who have never tried freshwater fishing, to give it a go. Coaching is free; bait and fishing tackle will be supplied. Environment Agency officers will be on hand to answer questions about the Agencys work and give out free goody bags.

The children will also learn about bank-side health and safety, security issues, caring for the environment and the rod licensing system.


The funds raised from the licence fee scheme allow the Agency to continue its work in restoring fisheries, restocking rivers and improving the riverside habitat. Additionally the monies enable the Agency to run Angling Days to introduce children to angling and provide increased fishing opportunities for the young.


John Smith of the Environment Agencys Kent Fisheries Team said "The licence fee revenue is absolutely essential for us to be able to do important work such as running Young Anglers Days. Young anglers are the future of the sport and this is a great way for youngsters to get outside in this beautiful weather and learn about fishing.


"This should be a fun day for all the family, there will be lots to keep everyone interested and they can learn about fishing too."





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Doc reference: 90/02

Contact: jo.hunt@environment-agency.gov.uk



Environment Agency helps scouts fish for badges


Author: Jo Hunt
Date published: 10-Jun-2002
Keywords: fish, angling, rod, Scouts

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Youngsters from a Tonbridge Scout troop will be the first to benefit from the improved angling facilities at Holden Pond on Wednesday (June 12th) when the Environment Agency fisheries team will be teaching them all about fishing for their Angling Badge.


The Scouts will also learn about bank-side health and safety, security issues, caring for the environment and the rod licensing system.


Safe access and five new fishing platforms jointly funded by Environment Agency rod licence monies and Southborough Town Council mean that angling at the pond is now available to both the young and anglers with disabilities.


The Mayor of Southborough, Mike Handcock, and his Deputy Colin Bothwell will officially declare the new facilities open on Wednesday evening.


Chris Conroy, the Environment Agency Project Manager said, "This is such a worthwhile use of the licence fee revenue, thanks to anglers buying their licences each year we are able to carry out important work like this.

"Angling is a great way for everyone to get out and enjoy the countryside. These brilliant new facilities mean that the young and those who find it harder to get about can fish safely in a controlled environment.


"I would like to extend my thanks to Paul Russell of Southborough Town Council whose partnership made this project possible. With the Councils help we have been able to transform this facility by installing safe access and 5 fishing platforms, 4 of them all-ability."






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Doc reference: 91/02

Contact: jo.hunt@environment-agency.gov.uk


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Thanks DaveK. Nice to know the EA is doing good work with younguns.

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Great News Dave thanks for putting that up.

At least people can see where the licence moneys going, at least by introducing youngsters into angling we know in the long run there will (hopefully) be more money available to the EA through more licences being sold.

If just one of those kids takes up angling & then introduces a friend who introduces another friend & so on it will be money well spent.



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