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Community Fishing Event for Young People

6th November 2015 Posted in Council News

14 young people learnt to fish over the half term holidays.

Bracknell Town Council’s Environment Wardens Danny Williams and Mike Maughan organised the fishing day at Jean’s Pond, Braybrooke Recreation Ground in Garth, on Friday, 30th October.

At the end of the day, all the children were presented with a certificate and Dennis Gorrie was presented with a trophy for catching the most fish – an amazing 43 in total.

Mike Maughan said: “We ran the fishing day to give young people the opportunity to learn to fish responsibly and care for their environment. They received expert tuition from Angling Trust qualified fishing coaches”.

“As well as learning to fish, the young anglers had a great day outdoors in the fresh air. There wasn’t a computer game or mobile phone in sight!”

Danny Williams said: “I’d like to thank the fishing coaches, the Environment Agency and Bracknell Herons Angling Club for supporting the fishing day.”

Danny added: “For those interested in fishing and nature, Bracknell Town Council is supporting the formation of the Braybrooke Community Nature and Fishing Club. The Club will be based at Jean’s Pond and will promote angling as well as running nature events such as pond dipping, bird, fish, tree and plant identification talks.”

“More details about the Club will be outlined at an open meeting at Braybrooke Hall on Thursday, 12th November at 7.00 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Braybrooke Hall is at Braybrooke Recreation Ground, Makepiece Road, RG42 2HG.”

If you would like more information about the Braybrooke Community Nature and Fishing Club or the projects undertaken by Bracknell Town Council’s Environment Wardens, please phone them on 07714 481535 or visit their page on the Bracknell Town Council website.

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