23rd August 2019
Another feel good fishing story following a recent Get Fishing event at Creekmoor Complex in collaboration with the Wimbourne and District Angling Club where a large number of enthusiastic, aspiring young anglers turned out to give fishing a go for the first time. The Angling Club gave us a run down on how the day panned out.
On Sunday 18th of August we embarked on our latest Let’s Go Family Fishing day, in conjunction with the Angling Trust at our Creekmoor Complex.
The early morning was beset with persistent rain, but true to its word the weather forecast, for once, proved correct with the sun finally making an appearance and from there on the day really got underway.
With our group of dedicated club members who had kindly volunteered their time and experience, we were all set for a good day of fishing on the water.
Despite the poor weather to start the day, in total we had 28 families attend with over 60 kids who experienced fishing for the first time. The smiles and joy we experienced that day made everyone’s efforts worthwhile and they will hopefully ensure the future of the Wimbourne and District Angling Club as well as the positive effects that fishing has on the community.
The Creekmoor Complex has proved to be a real community hub, and with the help of Angling Trust grants we have been able to create an oasis of serenity with great access for angler’s and the wider community too. Without the support of the local community, the Angling Trust, our valued members and the local tackle shops these events would never get off the ground, and for that we are truly grateful.
Wimbourne and District Angling Club
Find a family fishing day near you, visit our events calendar here.
Read more about our Get Fishing events:
- Young anglers gain awards at family fishing days: www.getfishing.org.uk/young-anglers-awarded-combwich-family-fishing-days/
- Perchfection! The lure of a new challenge: www.getfishing.org.uk/perchfection-the-lure-of-a-new-challenge/
- Future anglers in the making at Bishop Fox’s School, Taunton: www.getfishing.org.uk/young-anglers-awarded-combwich-family-fishing-days/