More than 700 sessions and 300 kids & adults over 6 days learning to fish.
Many thanks to Steve Mould of Puddledock Farm Fishery for letting us use the fishery for the coaching The Environment Agency for funding the events and advertising. Anna, Vikki and Chris for organisation, registration and looking after the coaches and the coaches themselves; Martin Porter, Alan Sandom, Dave Milton, Dave Sims, Kevin Pestell, Phil Smith, Pat Smith, Steve Rudge, Steve Mottershead, Alby Smith, Rob Walmsley & Helen Storey, many thanks for your efforts for making it such a great series of events.
From the comments sheets returned by the kids, Parents or Grandparents, they all had a brilliant time.
Thank you Nick & team”
“Second half hour session, had to drag the kids away! Had a fantastic day, thank you very much. Well run and well executed day.”
“I, and my 5 Grandchildren, all very much enjoyed our session. We learnt about baits, rods and our tutors were very informative, helpful and friendly.Thank you all for your time & patience. You’ll be sorry because we’ve all booked for another session. Thank you all once again.”
“What a first experience – thank you!!”
“We came back today after visiting Monday. Great experience for my little boy and big boy (husband!) Both are keen to do it again!!”
“Great, very well organised, people lovely! Thank you, the children had a great time.”
“Speaking as a Grandad, I thought the staff were great. I thought the whole idea is fantastic. Many thanks for a lovely day.”
“Best fishing venture ever!”
“Girls had a great time. Phil was very funny, caught lots of fish so I had happy girls. Thanks very much”
“Me and my children have had a lovely time. We have never been fishing before and have really enjoyed it. Nick was our coach, absolutely outstanding, was excellent with the children and made it really interesting. Can’t wait to come back”
“Dave – excellent coach, very instructive for kids. They enjoyed it”
“Katie enjoyed fishing once she got over her shyness. Dave was very good.”
“We liked Steve, he was friendly and great at answering lots of unusual questions.”
“Thanks to Martin, my girls had a fantastic day and they caught some great fish”
“Thank you…Steve was excellent”
“Excellent, very enjoyable and informative. Kevin the coach was great & explained things very well.”
“Once again, very enjoyable. Kevin was excellent, my son is hooked!”
“Alby was very helpful & informative about fishing. Thank you – my son did enjoy every moment.”
“Fantastic day, great instructors. Phil is very good with the children. Great..fantastic. Thank you”
” Brilliant day, kids loved every minute of it. Martin was superb and has inspired us to take up fishing as a family pastime.”
“Dave was very friendly and informative. Also Steve was very patient. Kids really enjoyed it and will def come again.”
“I like catching fish”
“Fishing is fun, I have enjoyed it. Nick was funny too.”
“Looking forward to learning more over the next couple of weeks..not sure about the maggots though.”
“Dave was great, I never knew there was a proper way to put on a maggot. And Nick had lots of knowledge.”
“I caught three fish. I learnt how to put a maggot on the hook and get the hook out of a fishes mouth. I had fun and Steve was really nice.”
“I caught two fish, I was a good fisherman. Steve was really nice.”
“This is the second year we have attended and again we have not been disappointed. The instructors were all very patient and excellent with the children, particularly Phil and Pat. Thank you for a good day out.”
“Coach Nick was excellent, very informative and patient. Very excited to catch 3 large Carp.”
I think from the above comments we can safely say it has been a huge success.