3 July 2014

After the success of last year’s fishing sessions, the Angling Trust has returned to Shoreham Port with an extended schedule of training sessions. The Angling Trust programme promotes the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle and encourages young people into the sport.

This year’s first session was held on Sunday 22nd June on the North Bank at Shoreham Port. Mark Vale, skipper of the boat She Likes it II, assisted the group out Mackerel fishing on the day. As well as Mackerel fishing, the group also successfully landed Bass and Wrasse.

Shoreham Port has hosted the Angling Trust fishing sessions for the last two years. Julian Seaman, Harbour Master at Shoreham Port commented “The fishing sessions are an excellent way of encouraging youngsters into the sport, it is also a great way of teaching the group vital safety techniques for working with mariners. We look forward to hearing how all the sessions have gone at the end of the summer.”

Reg Phillips from the Angling Trust, Sussex Marine Region commented “Last year the events were immensely popular despite the poor weather and with the involvement and help from local tackle shops, Sussex Angling Media, West Sussex Angling Academy and Shoreham Port it promises to be a series of excellent introductory events for young anglers and their families.”

The fishing sessions include boat trips, fly casting, mullet fishing and light rock fishing. The next session is scheduled for Saturday 5th July. To book a space on one of the days please email enquiries@anglingtrustsussexmarineregion.net.