A new angling club in Melton has been deemed a great success in engaging more young people in the sport.
The satellite club has been organised in partnership between the Asfordby and Melton Society of Anglers, Melton Council and John Ferneley College to provide regular after-school angling.
Key topics such as watercraft, handling fish, setting up equipment and the use of bait were all included in the 10-week scheme to ensure all anglers could fish confidently on their own by the end of the programme.
All participants attending three-quarters of the sessions received a free rod licence, membership to Asfordby and Melton Society of Anglers, and a basic angling set-up from the Environment Agency.
Angling Trust regional officer James Roche said: “The Satellite club has proved really successful, providing a regular opportunity for local young people to get involved in angling.
“Asfordby and Melton Society of Anglers are a great forward-thinking club who will ensure the young anglers have further opportunities to learn new skills and continue to progress.”
* For more details on Asfordby and Melton Society of Anglers, visit http://asfordbyandmeltonsoa.org.uk/ or see their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/asfordbyandmeltonsoa