THE sea angling section of Bangor’s BETS club wound up its summer of fishing trips for schoolchildren at the end of August with a prize presentation.
Secretary Maurice Henderson said,
“Every year the club takes youngsters out mackerel fishing on a Friday. The kids learn to put up a rod and a rig, catch a fish and fillet them. A special thanks is owed to captains David Russell, Paul McKee, Colin McAvoy and Billy Paxton who make sure all the kids have everything they need to for a safe and fun trip aboard the Betsy III.”
Meanwhile anglers have been invited to take part in a short survey about sea angling and to participate in a sea angling diary study on behalf of the Department of Environment Agriculture and Rural Affairs. Even if you only go sea fishing once a year, you can still participate in this vital study. By doing so you will be entered into a free prize draw for gift vouchers.
The survey will take five to ten minutes and will ask you some basic details about your sea angling participation and whether you are interested in taking part in a Sea Angling Catch and Spending Diary Study in 2017.
If you choose to take part in the Sea Angling Diary, it will provide you, free of charge, with unique access to an Online Catch Diary tool, a Fish ID booklet, a catch recording kit, and a personalised online dashboard so you can see your fishing trips and catches as well as a report at the end of the year. You will also be entered in another free prize draw for gift vouchers.
The site is www.seaangling.org