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Jacklands Fishery Host Pass It On Young Sports’ latest Field Sports Taster Day

By catherines1  |  Posted: September 12, 2012

  • Young Sports First Catch of the Day

  • Tranquility at the lakes

  • Young Sports trying their hand at archery

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On

Sunday 26th

August 2012, Pass It On Young Sports returned to the outstandingly

picturesque venue of Jacklands Trout and Coarse Fishery in Tickenham

for the second time this year to host another of their famous field

sports taster days. With the sun shining and not a rain cloud in

sight this taster day promised to be just as successful as any of

their previous events this year.

Pass

It On Young Sports are a non-profit organisation offering children

and adults alike the chance to try their hand at various traditional

field sports, learn about conservation, handle owls and ferrets and

get to grips with general bush craft skills. Visitors to the taster

days can spend as long as they want on each activity and can return

time and time again during the day, receiving advice and support from

the voluntary advisors present. From shooting an airgun to trying

fly fishing an advisor will always be on hand to guide you through.

For the more experienced, the advisors are always willing to share

any tips and tricks they have picked up along the way.

Given

that Pass It On only established themselves last year, support for

the taster days has been growing rapidly. Within minutes of the

taster day at Jacklands opening, a steady stream of regular attendees

and new faces continued to pass through the gates throughout the day

and the advisers found themselves very, very busy loading the airguns

with pellets and untangling fishing line knots!

As

well as the many hands on activities on offer, visitors could also

learn about the art of a successful decoy, how to make an attractive

walking stick, tie a fly, handle one of the stunning owls present and

come face to face with a ferret.

"This

event has surpassed even my expectations" said Rob Collins,

Chairman of Pass It On. "Today's event was a massive success.

To my knowledge I know that one young girl, through her grandparents

has now hired a fishing coach so she can take up fly fishing, a

father and son are in the process of buying air rifles and I have

put them in touch with a local target air rifle club, 2 lads have

asked to take up ferreting which I am arranging and a young girl and

her grandmother have now joined the local archery club. Finally I

have sorted out a deal on starter kits for coarse fishing at a local

shop for several other families".

Anyone

wishing to learn more about Pass It On, their work and/or future

events please check out their website

www.pass-it-on-young-sports.org.uk

or contact Martyn Stewart, Vice Chairman on 07565 963 273.

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