Helping families to try out fishing

Canal & River Trust is offering free family fishing taster sessions
Canal & River Trust is offering free family fishing taster sessions

The charity which looks after waterways across England and Wales is holding a series of free family fishing events.

Go Fish! is being organised by Canal & River Trust, together with local angling clubs, to offer families a chance to try their hand at fishing and discover the Grand Union Canal.

People wishing to attend can reserve a free starter kit and receive guidance from a professional fishing coach.

There has been a decline in the number of people who go fishing, especially youngsters.

In the past six years, sales of junior rod licences have dropped by more than half.

Canal & River Trust is keen to help reverse these figures.

Spokesman Sarah Brown said: “We hope these free taster sessions will get more people, young and old, hooked on fishing in the Grand Union Canal.”

A fishing taster event is taking place in Banbury on Saturday August 16.

For full details, visit www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/go-fish