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Free rod licences for 12 to 16-year-olds

Created on 22/03/2017 @ 15:02
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Youngsters in the area are being encouraged to take up fishing as a hobby after Natural Resources Wales said 12 to 16-year-olds will not have to pay for rod licences.

The NRW us to offer the scheme to young people on rivers in including the Severn through Newtown in areas where fishing is permitted.

The Countryside Alliance Foundation, which runs the children’s angling initiative Fishing 4 Schools (F4S), said the move was bold and encouraging.
F4S uses fishing as an aid to outdoor education, runs sessions across Wales .

Countryside Alliance director for Wales Rachel Evans said: “I very much welcome this bold and forward thinking move from NRW.

"The Countryside Alliance has long recognised the benefits to health and wellbeing that fishing offers to participants so we are very grateful to NRW for making access to angling easier for our teenagers and helping to get them out into the great Welsh countryside.”

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