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News article created on 19 September 2017

Families encouraged to get hooked on fishing

Families living near the Chesterfield Canal are invited to come along and take part in a free fishing taster session.

Young angler

The nation’s canals are easily accessible and packed with fish and so ideal places for people to learn how to fish. The concentration involved can be great for people’s mental wellbeing and a good way of unwinding. Fishing is also a good way to spend more time outdoors, appreciate the wildlife around us and learn about the huge variety of fish found in canals and rivers.

As part of the event all attendees, young and old will be taught the basics of fishing by an experienced coach and receive a free fishing starter kit (while stocks last).

Liz Fleuty, our development & engagement manager said; "The Chesterfield Canal is a wonderful place to escape to and has a rich fishing tradition.

"As a charity we really want to encourage the next generation of anglers and events like this are a great way for people to just turn up, have a go and hopefully be inspired to return.

"Fishing is a universal sport: anyone can do it, at any time. It can be enjoyed throughout the year, on a warm summer’s day or a crisp winter’s morning by the water. It can provide an escape from the pressures of everyday life and a way to relax and unwind whilst re-connecting with your natural surroundings."

The fishing taster sessions are taking place between 10am and 3pm on Saturday 23 September at Sandy Lane, Worksop. Parking is available at the Lock Keeper pub with the fishing activities taking place a short walk along the canal towpath towards Worksop town centre. To book a slot and reserve a free fishing kit email enquiries.eastmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk.