Anglers looking forward to National Fishing Month

PUBLISHED: 09:56 20 April 2017 | UPDATED: 09:56 20 April 2017

National Fishing Month runs from July 21 to September 3.

National Fishing Month runs from July 21 to September 3.

Archant

Did you know that just about anybody can learn to fish? Fishing really is a four-season leisure pastime, and one of its joys is that in each season there are different and exciting fish to catch.

Fishing transports you to the heart of nature and the many, intriguing plants and animals that live there. By attending an organised event this summer during the National Fishing Month Silver Jubilee, you could experience the joys of fishing yourself.

Angling takes you into the fresh, unpolluted air, promoting healthy lung function and a sense of well-being. Recent research clearly shows that getting out on the bank can be good for you and the family. These health benefits also extend to the mind, and angling is well-known for its therapeutic, mental effects. It really is a perfect hobby to get you away from the daily stresses faced by both time-poor adults and children growing up in the twenty first century.

Dean Macey, Olympian and Big Fish Off presenter has no doubt about why he is an enthusiastic angler: “I have been fishing for as long as I can remember and wherever I go in the world, I will always bump into someone who also loves fishing. It’s such a great hobby - you get to spend time outdoors, appreciate Mother Nature, meet some great people and, if you’re lucky, witness some marvellous creatures at close hand.”

Dean continued: “When I was a kid, I found it hard to get my head around school work or any kind of discipline. If it wasn’t for fishing and athletics I dread to think where I would be right now. Between them, they gave me something to focus on and kept me off the streets.

“Throughout my athletics career, fishing helped me unwind mentally and I’m sure without it, I would have burnt myself out. Whether it’s a day on a river, sleeping under the stars on a stillwater for a few days or jumping on a plane to fuel my passion abroad, I don’t mind, I love it all. That’s why I support National Fishing Month and urge everyone to get involved and take part. Everyone I have ever taken fishing has fallen in love with the sport. Give it a go - you owe it to yourself!”

It doesn’t matter what age you start. Children can take part on equal terms with their grandparents. You can fish alone, with friends or in an organised group for an hour or two or for a whole day – you have the freedom to choose.

Enjoy yourself this summer, get outdoors and get healthy - take part in a National Fishing Month registered event and follow thousands of young people, parents, grandparents and friends who enjoy quality family time together at the waterside over the holiday period. Book your place now at www.nationalfishingmonth.com.

For 25 years now, National Fishing Month has helped introduce nearly 300,000 people into the incredible sport of angling. It’s a hugely satisfying way to strengthen relationships and get active together, and it often leads to lasting participation in and a passion for angling.

National Fishing Month 2017 runs between July 21 and September 3.

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 13:18

Budleigh Salterton Under-15s banked four points from a Thursday evening 1-1 draw with Sidmouth Town Raiders and a Saturday morning 3-2 win over Moors Youth, writes SpursTom.

Read more
Fri, 18:49

Taunton host their Spring Meeting on Thursday, March 1, when the opening action on the card, which includes two Class 3 events and carries in excess of a very generous £67k, is due off at 2.20pm, writes Richard Walsh.

Read more
Fri, 18:42

Budleigh Salterton ladies were 2-1 winners when they entertained Seaton Town ladies in a Westward Developments Devon Women’s League Division One match, writes SpursTom.

Read more
Fri, 18:42

East Budleigh returned to action last Saturday with a superb all-round display to beat the students of Exeter University 2-0, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
Fri, 18:42

The ECB are hosting a Scoring Roadshow at Somerset CCC to showcase Play-Cricket’s new scoring software for laptop use, launching ahead of the 2018 season.

Read more
Fri, 07:38

Brixington United Under-8s were involved in a close encounter of a local derby kind when they shared two goals with neighbours Exmouth United in an Exeter Youth League match.

Read more
Thu, 12:49

East Budleigh Reserves produced a fine display to win away 2-1 at local rivals Otterton last Saturday, in a Macron League Division Eight fixture, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
Thu, 10:00

NatWest CricketForce is a nationwide initiative aimed at cricket clubs.

Read more
Thu, 09:58

Exmouth Under-8s had a training session including their first experience of tackling, in preparation for next season.

Read more
Thu, 09:57

Brixington Blues Under-13s were 3-0 winners when they met Alphington in an Exeter and District Youth League fixture.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 3°C

min temp: -2°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel


Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications