Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Go Fishing - with the police

Young anglers can reel in prizes by taking part in a police fishing competition in Carnforth next month.

Junior angling matches, organised by Lancashire Police, give youngsters the opportunity to receive free fishing tuition and then put it into competitive practice.

The next event will take place on Saturday 30th July at Borwick Waters, Borwick, Carnforth. Fishing will begin at 10.00am, with the prize giving at 2pm. Anglers aged between five and 18 are invited to take part, although only 60 places are available.

Entry and accompanying tuition is free and limited equipment will also be available for novices. Entry forms can be obtained from Lancaster, Morecambe or Carnforth police station front counters – the closing date is July 15.

Certificates and medals will be given to all those who take part.

The events are organised and run by PC John Bassinder and PC Kath Bromilow. The officers spend all year raising funds so that they can put these events on free of charge for the benefit of the local community. They have received help from Bardon Aggregates, Jerry’s Fishing at Morecambe and Carnforth Rotary Club.

The events are held in partnership with the Environment Agency, which provides staff to tutor novice anglers.

“The event will give novice anglers the chance to learn a new skill and those who are more experienced the chance to show off what they can do," said PC Bromilow. It is important to encourage youngsters to get involved in constructive activities so that they have something proactive to occupy their time.”

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