Thames Water helps young anglers from Bracknell get hooked on fishing
The next generation of anglers has been donated a brand new set of kit to use at Savernake Fishing Club by Thames Water. The rods and reels, floats and lines have all been donated as park of a scheme to get more young people into fishing.
Youngsters were given a chance to use the new gear on Saturday (September 15) at their Kids Fun Fishing Day, held on Allsmoor Pond in Bracknell.
Mark Lloyd, Angling Trust Chief Executive said: "It is great to see a water company supporting angling on its watery assets and we encourage other companies to take such an enlightened approach to allowing access to communities to make the most of the many reservoirs that they pay for through their water bills. Fishing is a fantastic way of introducing people of all ages to the water environment and improving their understanding of the mysterious workings of the water cycle."
Lee Garner, chairman of Savernake Fishing Club, said:
"Savernake Fishing Club are very grateful for Thames Water's donation of the fishing equipment, this has allowed the club to begin our youth fishing events which we will be holding throughout the fishing season.
"The club feel very strongly in encouraging young children into our sport and with Thames Water's donation and support, we are now able to do this."
Francis Egleton, Thames Water's representative, said:
"Water is at the core of everything we do as a business and fishing clubs are passionate about the water environments we work with every day.
"We're really pleased to be able to support Savernake Fishing Club and encourage a new generation of anglers to take up this fantastic sport."
Notes to editors:
Thames Water own Allsmoor Pond and let the pond to Bracknell Forest Council. The pond is then sublet to Savernake Fishing Club