Media & Press Coverage

7th September 2016 Western Telegraph

A Profile of Nica Pritchard in the WT


10th December 2014 Western Telegraph

A Profile of Rhian Taylor in the WT


5th November 2014 Western Telegraph

Cancer Group Nets Funds For Fishing


20th August 2014 Western Telegraph

A Profile of John Codd in the WT


30th July 2014 Western Telegraph

Angling For School Students


9th July 2014 Western Telegraph

A Review Of Fish Week


26th February 2014 Western Telegraph

A Profile of Roger in the WT


10th July 2013 Western Telegraph

A Full Profile of Eric in the WT!


23rd June 2013 Western Telegraph

Nica & John Featured in Fish Week Report

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20th July 2011 Western Telegraph

Groups Net New Effort To Cut Litter

15th July 2011 Tenby Observer

Volunteers Give Local Angling Tips

23rd October 2009 Western Telegraph

Little fish get Hooked in fishing

A fishing club for the students at St Florence and Stepaside primary schools returns for six weeks. In July, Environment Agency Wales worked in partnership with Pembrokeshire Federation of Angling Coaches (PFAC) and Water Meadows coarse fishery to give the primary school pupils to angling taster days.

The Journal (Newcastle, UK). October 16, 2009

Angling Development Board

A meeting of The Angling bevelopment Board for the Tyne and Wear region went ahead on Monday where Ben Thompson, North East Regional Development Officer and Jackie Sheldon, Senior bevelopment Manager explained that angling is now officially recognised as a sport by The Sports Council. Being a sport, rather than a hobby, pastime or even a branch of natural history, means angling is now applicable to qualify for funding for development.

However, to qualify for grant money, angling organisations must adhere to an established Sports Council framework of qualified and recognised coaches. While the amount of anglers continues to increase, it could be Britain’s biggest participant sport does more to aid employment than help itself. Only this week, The Angling Trust highlighted that through rod licence sales alone, anglers contribute £24m to the Environment Agency, a lot less than is put back into fishing.

Express and Echo (Exeter) October 31, 2009

Breast cancer sufferers soon hooked on the art of fishing

Fishing is not a sport usually associated with women, especially those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

But thanks to a new group the activity is proving to have a wealth of health and social benefits for women affected by the disease. South West Fishing for Life is believed to be the first club of its kind in the country. Fishing techniques help to build up tissues and muscles in the arms and chest, which is important for women who have either had, or are undergoing, treatment. The South West Lakes Trust lets the club fish on Wimbleball Lake. The club also has free use of its facilities and equipment. The Environment Agency issues free licences to members.

Science as well as supper

Getting hooked on angling has proved to be fishy fun for tiddlers from two Pembrokeshire primary schools. Youngsters from St Florence and Stepaside schools have just joined an after school angling club to learn more about the sport and the environment. The club, which has just started a six-week run, has resulted from the success of two angling taster days organised by the Environment Agency Wales.

Pembrokeshire Federation of Angling Coaches helped with equipment and lessons, with Jillian Jones of Water Meadows coarse fishery, near Broadmoor is providing the venue. The youngsters will be learning a lot more from the club than just how to catch their first fish.” said St Florence head teacher, Gari Davies, adding “Apart from being a fantastic leisure activity which nurtures perseverance and respect for the environment, angling can reinforce crucial scientific concepts such as food chains, and adaptation.” The response to the club by the school is really good news”, said Ida Tavner, Angling Participation Officer for the Environment Agency Wales. She added “We want to support children to become responsible anglers, and it makes me very happy to see local schools, fisheries and anglers coaches getting together in this way to promote angling.”


Carmarthen Journal Wednesday 17th November 2010.

Glan-y-Mor group of WI

The autumn group meeting was held in Llangynog on October 19th. President Sheila Griftiths of Laugharne WI took the meeting. 71 members were present plus three guests. Roger Pratt, Fisheries Officer Environment Agency Wales spoke about his work and the introduced Nica Pritchard who talked enthusiastically about Casting for Recovery, for women who have had breast cancer, and her love of fishing.

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