Maggot Times - November 2003


Fishing auction to raise funds
15 November 2003


COUNTRYSIDE ALLIANCE Press Release Release: Immediate Date: 14th November 2003 

Get bidding for angling's future Farlows are to host a reception and auction at their new flagship store in Pall Mall on 27th November to raise funds for the CA Campaign for Angling's youth fishing initiative and to launch an International Fishing Fellowship for young people. 

Campaign for Angling Director Charles Jardine explained: "We are teaming up with Farlows to raise money specifically for our campaign to educate future generations about angling and its benefits. I can think of no better feeling than teaching a child who knows nothing about fishing and watching their enthusiasm and passion for the sport grow, knowing that they will share the passion and become "a fisherman". We are aiming to provide the opportunities and support for as many kids as possible to get involved in all types of angling and conservation as a result. "Forthcoming projects include educating future generations, creating nationwide, creating a new education pack which expands on our existing one, and founding an International Fishing Fellowship" which will be launched on the evening. The 28-lot auction will be run by the popular personality Bernard Cribbins - who will be looking for high bids for some extremely covetable prizes. Several of the lots are for a day's fishing on some of the best rivers in the UK, from the Wye and the Trent for barbel, to the South Esk for salmon or the more exotic black bass in Spain. Fishing holidays and breaks will also be available, as will tuition with angling personalities such as Bob James, Robin Elwes and Charles Jardine. Ends.. Notes to Editors * 

The reception will be held from 7-9 pm on the main floor of Farlows at 9 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y * There will be a Prize Draw on the night to win a day's fishing on the River Test for a family of four - two rods at any time and instruction from the two of England's best known guides. * Farlows will be offering a special discount on all purchases made at the event, as well as a voucher to be spent before Christmas. * Farlows website is:

Fish to find a new home in East Yorkshire
14 November 2003


Around 3,500 fish will have a new home from tomorrow (Thursday) when the Environment Agency restocks Burstwick Drain in East Yorkshire. This is the third time fish have been put into the land drain in the last two years and is part of an on-going project to help the recovery of the drain as a fishery. On Thursday roach, bream and tench from the Agency's national fish farm will be introduced into the water at Burstwick. Fisheries technical officer Alan Mullinger said: "Over the last five years vast improvements in water quality has meant that the drain is now able to support a range of course fish in its lower reaches. "By restocking the water we are giving nature and hand and helping to secure Burstwick Drain as a popular place to fish in the future." Earlier this year around 5,000 bream were introduced into the drain as part of a project involving local employer British Petroleum and the local community. Last November 2,000 chub and dace were also stocked there


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