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Countdown To National Fishing Month Silver Jubilee
With less than a month to its launch,
National Fishing Month (NFM) 2017 is
on target to match the success of previous years. More than 300 events
(running between 22nd July and 3rd
September 2017) have already been
registered on the official NFM website (www.nationalfishingmonth.
com). Each entry details when, where
and how anyone who wants to learn
more about fishing can take part
locally at events run by angling
coaches licensed with the Angling
Trust.
Tackle manufacturers Daiwa, Pure
Fishing and Leeda – all members of
NFM organisers the Angling Trades
Association (ATA) - have been generous with their headline sponsorship.
Their contributions are significant as
is the support received from the Environment Agency (EA), the Angling
Trust (AT), the Canal and River Trust,
Angling Cymru, the Professional
Anglers Association (PAA) and the
Game Angling Instructors Association (GAIA).
There are a huge number of local
events organised under the NFM banner, and this year also heralds several
showcase initiatives. These include a
NFM launch event at Northlands Park
Lakes, Felmores Road, Basildon,
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Essex on the 22nd July. Organised in
partnership with Basildon and Pitsea
Carnival Festival, it should be a great
day out for everyone. There will also
be pond dipping, equipment displays
and first aid demonstrations by a
Qualified First Aider.
NFM will be showcased at the
Game Fair, held this year at Hatfield
House, Hertfordshire (28th, 29th and
30th July). It will feature riverside
coarse coaching sessions organised
by members of the PAA alongside
junior and adult fly coaching organised by GAIA. The Game Fair team
has been busy ensuring that the new
look ‘fishing village’ area at the Game
Fair will be a fabulous attraction for
the hundreds of thousands of people
who attend over the three-day event.
The National Fishing Month coaching
area will form a central attraction for
anyone interested in having a go at
fishing under expert tuition and, for
children, there is no cost. Tickets for
the Game Fair can be purchased at
https://thegf.yourticketbooking.com
Everyone who participates in a
NFM event across the country will
receive a ‘goodie bag’ containing a
‘Get into Fishing’ booklet full of information on how to get started, advice
on different types of fishing, stickers
and a fishing log book. Participants
will also be presented with certificates of participation as lasting
mementos of their introduction to
angling.
The showcase schedule ends with
the hugely popular Evesham Festival
(26th, 27th and 28th August) on the
River Avon in Worcestershire.
There are hundreds of other events
across the country, open to everyone.
To find a NFM event near to you and
book your place, visit www.nationalfishingmonth.com. n

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