Family fishing fun day – from a previous event

An interesting leaflet has arrived on email advertising free fishing instruction for beginners, existing anglers or a returner to the sport.

Thirty minute sessions with a coach can be booked on Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5 from 11am to 4pm at the canal near Glasgow Angling Centre.

They are being run by Get Hooked on Fishing (GHOF) and The Angling Trust at Saracen Street, Glasgow (G22 5HT).

To book email and the leaflet said: “Are you a beginner, an existing angler or returner who would like to be introduced to fishing, learn a new tactic or want to brush up on long-forgotten skills?

“If the answer is yes to any of the above then why not come along to our of our Family Fishing Fun Days.

“All sessions are free with fishing tackle provided and instruction from our licensed coaches.”

The leaflet added: “Nothing beats the feeling of catching your first fish.”

Other activites are promised for non-anglers and family members and you can follow the charity Get Hooked on Fishing on Twitter at #familyfishing or

Sarah Collins, chief executive officer of Get Hooked on Fishing, said: “We aim to show that it is an activity which is fun, safe, sociable and affordable.