Family fishing day in Snitterfield


An event to teach families about the joys of fishing took place in Snitterfield earlier this month.

The family fishing day, organised by the Angling Trust, took place at Arden Lakes on Saturday as around 25 people came to learn the basics.

Event organiser, fishing coach Dave Mutton, said: “Events like this are all about promoting fishing as a sport for the whole family, these days young people don’t do as many outdoor activities, they prefer to stay inside on computers, so it’s important that they get to experience activities like fishing. Also for some of the dads who maybe fished when they were younger, it’s about giving them the chance to take it up again. There were quite a lot of fish caught.

“On Saturday we were teaching the basics, but also telling families about the different species of fish and the ecology of the water.”

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