The Green Heart of Poringland


Council Supports Family Fishing Days 

South Norfolk Council has given its support to Poringland Lakes’ Family Fishing Fun Days. 

The Council has made a grant of £100 to the Association to help publish and promote the four events scheduled to coincide with school holidays. 

The grant is one of many awarded by the Council to community groups as part of its popular 'Go for It' scheme.

"This is excellent news" said participation sub-group chairman Paul Bonham.

"The grant will enable us to take advertising space in our community magazines ahead of the events which hopefully will attract more participants."          

Last year's Family Fishing Days and similar initiatives, including Free Fishing for Kids’,  attracted 159 new anglers including 121 under-13s.  Equally pleasing is the fact that 37 of the newcomers were women or girls.  

2018 Family Fishing Dates Announced 

Poringland Lakes’ participation sub-group has announced dates for next year’s Family Fishing Days. 

In order to ensure maximum participation, the 2018 events will be held on Wednesdays and Saturdays, starting at 10am and finishing at 12 noon. 

The four dates are Wednesday 30 May, Saturday 16 June, Wednesday 8 August and Saturday 18 August. 

More details to follow shortly. 

Family Fishing Changes 

There will be some minor changes in the administration of Family Fishing Days in 2018. 

Long time organiser Andy Dewar will be stepping down.  His place will be taken by Michael Graver assisted by John Hodgson.

Michael (pictured) will be the interface with the public, taking bookings and dealing with the general administration while John will concentrate on the day-to-day organisation of the events.

“Andy will be a hard act to follow” said Michael.  “The family days were his idea and his has done a brilliant job bringing together an excellent team of volunteers and creating opportunities for scores of youngsters to try their hand at fishing for the first time. 

“We intend to continue to run the Family Fishing Days along the same lines as before, after all the present system is tried and tested.  Hopefully we will be able to count on the continued support of our fishing champions, sponsors and supporters and are looking forward to the 2018 programme” added Michael.                 

Happily Andy will continue his role with the Kingfisher Club.