National Fishing Month (NFM) continues to set the benchmark for fishing participation initiatives following the introduction of nearly 13,000 new people to angling this summer. They took part in a nationwide schedule of 330 special events held across six weeks during July, August and September 2017.
One of the first weekend’s events was especially organised to run alongside the Basildon Carnival Festival held at Northlands Park in Basildon, Essex, where coarse angling coaches offered sessions on the lake in the park, alongside pond dipping and rig-tying clinics. Another highlight took place at the Evesham Festival where, despite the typically unpredictable British bank holiday weather, the team still managed to coach more than 200 people on the banks of the Warwickshire Avon. PAA coaches and the participants had a great time catching big pike, carp and bream. A fabulous weekend was enjoyed by everyone involved.