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Angling experience for Cumbrian youngsters

Cockermouth School. Credit: EA

Pupils from Cockermouth School have been learning about angling at St Petersburgh Fishery near Beckermet.

In a joint session involving local angling clubs and the Environment Agency's Fisheries Officer, they learned about the sport, and how to maintain biodiversity.

There was clearly some talent on show, as one youngster managed to land a Rainbow Trout.

A Rainbow Trout. Credit: EA

WATCH: Teaching youngsters to fish

Cumbrian youngsters are being taught the joys of angling as part of an initiative to promote National Fishing Month.

A hundred and fifty pupils from five schools have been involved so far. As well as learning how to fly fish, they are being shown how to do it safely and legally. Kim Inglis went to see a group from Keswick in action.

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Scheme to get youngsters hooked on fishing

Youngsters are being taught the joys of angling as part of an initiative to promote National Fishing Month.

Around 150 Cumbrian school children have been involved so far. As well as learning how to fly fish, they are learning about the environment and how important it is to preserve the region's waterways.