27 February 2015
Shoreham Port has been the home of the Angling Trust fishing sessions since 2013. The coaching sessions have been a huge success and have grown in popularity over the last two years. The Angling Trust gives local youngsters the opportunity to try their hand at fishing, from land and at sea. This unique experience has enabled many young anglers to develop their skills in a fun, relaxed environment alongside more experienced fishermen.
The proposed dates for the family fishing days this year are - Sunday 26th July, Sunday 9th August, Sunday 30th August and Sunday 13th September.
Reg Philips from the Angling Trust Sussex Marine commented “Thank you once again to Shoreham Port for providing the perfect venue to show young anglers how to try sea fishing. Our events are becoming more and more popular and we expect the number of participants for the 2015 family fishing days to exceed those seen in 2014.”
In total 192 people took part in the fishing events last year, some for the very first time and others who returned because they really enjoyed their first experience of sea angling. Some returned from the previous year and were thrilled to report that they had been fishing in other locations, with their families, after taking part in the coaching sessions in 2013.
Julian Seaman, Harbour Master/Director of Marine Operations at Shoreham Port added “It is fantastic news that the Angling Trust will be returning this year to hold another summer of family fishing days. You only have to look at the photos from the events to see how much they were enjoyed.”
Julian continued “Holding the sessions at Shoreham Port has also led to the discovery of a number of new species, including several catches of Sliver Eel (still thought to be endangered) and very surprising catches of Red Mullet and a Gilthead Bream. These discoveries reinforce our belief that there is a healthy and vibrant multi species marine ecosystem within the harbour. I would like to wish the Angling Trust all the best for another successful summer of fishing.”