Pupils warming to fishing lessons

AN initiative to increase angling awareness and recruitment in schools is going from strength to strength.

Fishing For Schools was set up by the Countryside Alliance Foundation and is headed up by global fly fishing star Charles Jardine.

“I love running this course,” said Charles. “The programme now reaches 30 schools within the UK and aims to place angling as part of the National Curriculum, while also offering the young people a fulfilling pastime.”

This year, the series of short courses – aimed at youngsters between 14 and 16 – is planning a ‘Young Fisher of the Year’ award.

More details and a short film about the project can be found at www.countryside-alliance.org/