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CARP CHAT
Recycling Scheme. Stopping fishing
line and its plastic carriers ending up
in landfill and turning it into something useful must be the way forward.
We are handing out recycling bins at
our local tackle shops, fisheries and
commercial charter boats. The
response we are getting from our customers has been fantastic with lots of
requests to get on board!
The picture below shows WSB general manager Mario (on left) deliver-
ing one of the ANLRS bins to Camborne Tackle owner, Graham.
For more details on the ANLRS,
how to sign your shop or fishery, get
involved, or to find your local bins visit
anglers-nlrs.co.uk. n
Building Bridges project completes the recruitment
of 12 volunteers across England
The Angling Trust’s Building Bridges
project has achieved its target of
recruiting two key volunteers in each
of six English regions. The new volunteers will be essential in helping build
and develop relationships with local
angling communities, accelerating
education, integration and increasing
lawfulness on our waterways.
Janusz Kansik, Building Bridges
Project Manager said: “Our Building
Bridges key volunteers will be a massive help to our small team of Project
Officers. The fact we have attracted
both British and migrant volunteers is
clear evidence that the message
about angling integration is being
positively received loud and clear.
Our volunteers will help us spread the
message and multi-lingual materials
far and wide. I would like to say a big
thank-you to all who contributed into
setting up this volunteer programme.”
K a r e n S a r k a r, A n g l i n g T r u s t
National Volunteers Manager said:
“This is a great initiative, and we will
be doing everything possible to provide our new Building Bridges volunteers with the best ongoing support
and resources. Hopefully, over time,
we can increase their number, providing yet more volunteering opportunities for the benefit of angling.”
Many fisheries have already been
visited, receiving free multi-lingual
signs and leaflets. Volunteers will be
supporting Project Officers in their
engagement work and some are
already members of the Voluntary
Bailiff Service, emphasising the great
value and wider benefits of this highly
successful initiative.
The Building Bridges project is part
of the Angling Trust's Fisheries
Enforcement Support Service and
funded by freshwater fishing licence
income through the National Angling
Strategic Services contract awarded
to the Angling Trust by the Environment Agency. n
Latest Angling Trust Ambassador to use fishing as a force
for good and build legacy to the late John Wilson MBE
At their recent AGM and ‘Building A
Brighter Future’ Angling Conference,
the Angling Trust have announced
the support of their latest ambassador
Lisa Wilson, the daughter of the late
John Wilson MBE.
Lisa, a full time Social Worker and
mother of four, recently founded the
John Wilson Fishing Enterprise –
combining her expertise as a highly
qualified Social Worker with her passion to continue her father’s work in
bringing fishing to thousands of people, growing a lasting legacy for the
man who inspired so many to get out
there and go fishing.
Lisa gave an exclusive talk about
the John Wilson Fishing Enterprise to
a packed conference at Barston Lakes
with many club officials, fishery owners, trade representatives and Angling
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Trust Ambassadors present.
The John Wilson Fishing Enterprise
will initially focus on bringing fishing
and outdoor activities to children and
young adults under the social care
umbrella. Using her expertise, Lisa’s
approach will incorporate the social
and behavioural skills needed to help
these children in their continued
development.
Lisa explained at the conference:
“The John Wilson Fishing Enterprise
will provide fishing opportunities that
will give disadvantaged children and
young adults the chance to connect
with the outdoors and provide therapy through the art of fishing, as well
as the additional option of Bushcraft
activity.
“There are so many ways that fishing can have a huge impact here.
Interaction with coaches and other
angling participants can help improve
communication as well as the chance
to learn through practical experience
– not to mention the ultimate reward
of landing a fish. The John Wilson
Fishing Enterprise will provide opportunities and a different approach that
wouldn’t have previously been available to children who need it most.”
The John Wilson Fishing Enterprise
will initially focus on the East Anglia
region, working with local authorities
and government organisations. However, Lisa has a vision to not only
increase this to a national scale in the
future, but also to extend these fishing opportunities to even more
groups.
Lisa added: “I’m passionate about
growing the John Wilson Fishing





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