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Casting out for tiddlers; ANGLERS WANT KIDS TO 'GET OUTDOORS'.

Byline: ANDREW FORGRAVE Rural Affairs Editor

YOUNGSTERS are being offered free fishing in an attempt to entice them into the countryside.

The Denbigh & Clwyd Angling Club has introduced a scheme offering free membership to youngsters up to the age of 12-years-old.

They can then get free tuition from a senior angler as well as with a booklet explaining when and where to fish the club's waters, and what types of bait to use.

A similar offer is being made to youngsters aged 13-18 years, who will only need to pay a token membership fee of just PS10-a-year.

Younger anglers wanting to try out the sport won't even have to buy an Environment Agency rod licence.

For the older age category, the licence will cost just PS5. Club secretary Allan Cuthbert said: "Our aim is to encourage youngsters to try the sport of fishing, which can turn out to be the hobby of a lifetime.

"It's not just about catching fish but also learning more about nature, wildlife and the environment around them."

For safety reasons, all young anglers must be accompanied by an adult, who need not necessarily be a member of the club.

The club also organises a free annual competition for juniors at the club's lake near Ruthin.

Mr Cuthbert added: "The majority usually catch fish and win a prize as well as having a nice trout to take home with them!" ? Details from membership secretary Colin Blythin, 01745 591281.

Or you can download an application form from www.denbighandclwydac.org.uk (membership section).

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Junior member Caleb Gray-Williams, 6, from Colwyn Bay, lands a whopper

Caleb with coach Craig Evans
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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Jan 9, 2014
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