The annual event organised by Crowborough & District Anglers Association gives local children and young people the chance to have a go at fishing with expert coaching.
Pennybridge Lake, which was developed with the help of Sports Lottery funding for the Association’s members and ‘day ticket’ anglers, has become the regular venue for this popular event.
On Saturday 13th June, three qualified coaches from Angling Trust provided instruction to the 29 keen young anglers at the waterside. CDAA members assisted the coaches.
This year Crowborough Town Council awarded the Association a grant which paid for the coaches. Crowborough’s Deputy Mayor, Cllr Quentin Burch, attended the morning session and gave a short speech at the end. He said how he’d now decided, having watched his Grandson catching fish, that he would like to try himself and will possibly be attending the Assocation’s next ‘Have a Go Day’ on 27th July.
Those taking part were divided between morning and afternoon sessions. The day was enjoyed by everyone, with many catching for their first time.
Gifts of fishing equipment and bait were given to the participants donated by Crowborough & District Anglers Association, Crowborough Tackle at Frant Lakes, First Diesel, Barnes Angling Centre, Dynamite Baits and Leeder. The day was organised for the Association by Roger & Janet Funnell.
For more details on Crowborough & District Anglers Association see their website www.crowboroughanglers.org.uk.