Reading Time: 2 minutes A fantastic introduction to the delights of fishing was provided by the West Lancashire branch of the Masonic Trout and Salmon Fishing Charity (MTFC), who held their first event for 2017 at the Clear Water Fisheries, Borwick, Carnforth. The event was held over two days, with members of the Help for Heroes Band of Brothers and Sisters team attending on the first day and young adults with special needs attending on the second day.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The Warwickshire Branch of the Masonic Trout and Salmon Fishing Charity (MTSFC) held its autumn event at Warwickshire Fly Fishers waters at Wolvey on 20th October 2016. A Warwickshire school had previously been invited to nominate a group of their students to attend with support from teachers and helpers which the headmaster gratefully accepted as … Read more
Reading Time: 4 minutes Many of us grew up in the 1960s and 70s where, for some, it was a time of making out a living repairing cars, exterminating pests or hop picking. Boys were taught to fish by their fathers during the weekends, cast after cast plopping into willow-shaded water, while weekdays were spent at the secondary school where, for some, gardening and metalwork were still being taught. Fishing is an unsentimental memoir of that time and nothing has changed for those boys today. As adults they continue to carry out the traditions of fishing as taught by their fathers and pass this knowledge on to the children who have a love for the sport.