Become a fishing buddy this summer

Pendle Fishing Buddies (s)
Pendle Fishing Buddies (s)

A fishing scheme run by the thin blue line is once again casting its net for children to join in.

The Pendle Fishing Buddies, run by the police, is set to return next month during the summer holidays giving youngsters the opportunity to try something new while building bridges with police officers.

PCSO Mark Hyde said the catch is the fishing but once hooked, the aim of the initiative is to offer much more.

He said: “There will be five one day coarse fishing courses held at Boothman Park Fishery in Barley throughout August with the aim of giving young people something different to do through the school holidays.

“The scheme also gives young people in the area a chance to get to know their local police team and hopefully build respect for the issues that young people and the police have to face.

“I look forward to meeting you on the bank and hopefully we will catch lots of fish again.”

The project, in a slightly different formats, has been running since 2006 and is open to young people in Pendle aged from eight up to 16.

There is no charge for the course, all transport, equipment and instruction is provided with the help of funding from the Pendle Community Safety Partnership.

Application/consent forms are now available in Nelson, Colne and Barnoldswick police stations and need to be returned PCSO Hyde at Barnoldswick Police Station by Wednesday, August 3rd at the latest.