PLANS for a major fishing and conservation project involving local youngsters are moving ahead.
A meeting took place at Pendle View Fishery, just off the A59 at Barrow, earlier this month involving the various parties working to make the project a reality. Clitheroe Youth Forum has the opportunity to create a new lake on the site, build an education centre and rear baby fish with conservation, habitat and environment projects. Representative from Pendle View and the youth forum, together with the police, Sported, National Angling and Get Hooked on Fishing, attended to support the initiative and move it forward.
In the meantime, fishing has been organised at Pendle View for young people aged seven to 21 between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the following dates (all Fridays): June 15th, 22nd and 29th, July 6th, 13th and 20th.
Both boys and girls are welocme on all those dates, but a dedicated Girls Day will also be held on Monday July 30th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There will also be competition days (based on weight of fish caught) on Thursdays July 26th and August 2nd, 9th and 16th.
those wishing to take part in the above events should contact the fishery on 01254 822208 as numbers will need to be controlled. Kit will be provided for those new to the sport.
Any organisations or individuals keen to get involded in the Clitheroe Youth Forum project at the fishery and be part of the partnership-steering group would be most welcome and should contact the forum’s chairman Mel Diack MBE on 01254 823012.