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New campaign to get people into angling starts at Ragley Hall

Redditch Editorial 9th Aug, 2018

A CAMPAIGN to introduce more people to angling kicked off at The Game Fair at Ragley Hall, with the start of National Fishing Month.

Coaching teams from The Professional Anglers Association and the Game Angling Instructors Association gave free coaching sessions to hundreds of youngsters and adults alike, often with whole families having a go, to cast a fly line or catch a fish on the lake. Some fabulous fish were caught, and there were wide smiles on the faces of the happy participants.

As well as the coaching sessions, Nick Watkins (PAA) and Rob Doyle (GAIA) spoke about getting new people into fishing at the Fishing Theatre in the centre of Fishing Village.

“The audiences were great and were certainly interested and engaging,” said Watkins.

Doyle added: “The Game Fair organisers deserve hearty congratulations for recognising the importance of recruiting new anglers and for providing such a fabulous public platform to showcase how we carry out our coaching.”

There are still hundreds of free events available to attend nationwide, listed online at www.nationalfishingmonth.com

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