Joy for young anglers as sessions return to port

YOUNG fishing fans landed mackerel, wrasse and bass as the Angling Trust returned to Shoreham Port to run training sessions for youngsters.

The programme promotes the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle and encourages young people to take up the sport.

This year’s first session was held on June 22 on the port’s north bank.

Harbour master Julian Seaman said: “The fishing sessions are an excellent way of encouraging youngsters into the sport, it is also a great way of teaching the group vital safety techniques for working with mariners.

“We look forward to hearing how all the sessions have gone at the end of the summer.”

Reg Phillips from the Angling Trust Sussex Marine Region said: “Last year the events were immensely popular despite the poor weather and with the involvement and help from local tackle shops, Sussex Angling Media, West Sussex Angling Academy and Shoreham Port it promises to be a series of excellent introductory events for young anglers and their families.”

Sessions include boat trips, fly casting, mullet fishing and light rock fishing.

The next session is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 5.