Tuesday 6th June 2017:
We heard from Keith Pope who helps organise fishing sessions for the Leonard Cheshire Disability care home at Greenhill House near Bath about a pike fishing session with their service users Jason and Kevin.
The two anglers and volunteer helpers Alex Fraser (from the Pike Angler’s Club) and Chris and Neil from the centre had an awesome few hours on the Kennet and Avon canal at Bathampton in March, as you can see from these pictures!
Fishing the far side of the canal alongside moored boats, Kevin’s bait was only in the water for 15 minutes before he landed a hungry pike.
Then Alex and Jason had a bite from the bigger fish – a fantastic end to their 3 hour session and proof if ever it was needed that you are never far away from an easily accessible venue to get fishing on the UK’s brilliant canal network.
Canals offer level surfaces, easy access and parking and fantastic fishing opportunities for a mix of species in both urban and rural surroundings. Find out more at www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/fishing
Info on Leonard Cheshire Disability, a charity supporting disabled people in the UK to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose can be found at www.leonardcheshire.org
Events run by the Angling Trust across the country for anglers of all ages and abilities which are funded by the Environment Agency from rod licence sales as well as details of accessible venues can be found at www.getfishing.org.uk