2008

2008 Borderlines projects.

Sunday 20th January provided 3 hours coarse angling tuition for two youngsters from the Carlisle Youth Offenders Service’s ISSP programme at Warwick Hall on the river Eden.

31st January completed the Local Network Funded sessions with Young Cumbria youth groups at Siddick and Northside, members of the gifted and talented after school club at Stainburn School and all of the children at Northside Primary School. 107 children.

Saturday 9th February provided 3 hours coarse angling tuition for two youngsters from the Carlisle Youth Offenders Service’s ISSP programme at Warwick Hall on the river Eden.

Sunday 2nd March provided 3 hours coarse angling tuition for 3 youngsters from the Carlisle Youth Offenders Service’s ISSP programme at Warwick Hall on the river Eden.

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25th March. It was flounders galore for the Impact Housing Associations Salterbeck Youth Provision group’s Solway Sea fishing session with Borderlines. 9 young people aged between 12 and 17 took part in the session and all of them caught flounders on the day. Gary Turner aged 15 caught the first fish and added another 3 during the course of the day.

26th March provided 5 hours coarse angling tuition for 3 youngsters from the Carlisle Youth Offenders Service’s ISSP programme at Warwick Hall on the river Eden.

2nd April provided 3 hours coarse angling tuition for 3 youngsters from the Carlisle Youth Offenders Service’s ISSP programme at Crofton Lake

17th April provided 3 hours pike angling tuition for 3 youngsters from the Carlisle Youth Offenders Service’s ISSP programme at Longtown West Pond.

30th May started the 6 session SEPA funded programme with Kelloholm School, Upper Nithsdale with classroom sessions introducing 53 children from classes P3 and P4 to freshwater plant and invertebrate life.

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5th June, 2nd of SEPA funded programme sessions with Kelloholm School, Upper Nithsdale with classroom session introducing classes P3 and P4 to freshwater fish.

13th June, 3rd of SEPA funded programme sessions with Kelloholm School, Upper Nithsdale with a days  introducing classes P3 and P4 to river dipping on the Kello water assisted by Nith Fishery Board staff.

15th June, 52 young people between the ages of 3 and 11 and their parents enjoyed Fathers Day on the banks of the river Eden at Appleby; organised by the Middle Eden Children’s centre and assisted by Appleby Angling Association who very kindly allowed the group to use their town stretch of the river free of charge on the day. The youngsters were introduced to the freshwater environment and fishing by instructors from Borderlines. With morning and afternoon sessions and a BBQ lunch on the river bank everyone got to try river dipping and identifying mini beasts, casting and fishing on the river with fishing games and fathers day card making for the younger children and a good day was had by all.

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20th June 4th of SEPA funded programme sessions with Kelloholm School, Upper Nithsdale with classroom session introducing classes P3 and P4 to fishing tackle and tactics with some casting in the play ground.

26th June 5th of SEPA funded programme sessions with Kelloholm School, Upper Nithsdale with classroom session introducing classes P3 and P4 to fishing tackle and tactics with both roll and over head casting in the school hall.

28th June 14 youngsters aged between 9 and 15 took part in a junior fly fishing day on the Holme Farm beat of the river Eden at Appleby. The day was organised by Appleby Angling Association with tuition provided by Borderlines instructors assisted by expert fly tier Stuart Kinnear. Following a safety talk and after learning about the country code and angling etiquette, the youngsters split into 3 groups, and during the morning each group learned about entomology, dipping for and identifying invertebrate life in the river Eden, before trying fly tying and learning how to both overhead and roll cast safely and efficiently. Following lunch everyone tried fishing for themselves with Graham Leslie aged 10 of Appleby catching the first fish of the day a lovely brown trout of around 1lb.

Lewis Burbeck aged 9 of Burrells and Sam Hoy aged 13 of Appleby also landed trout, some of the 5 averaging just over a pound each in weight that were caught on the day. The day finished with an accuracy fly casting competition which was won by Aran Cringle who did well to amass 37 points in 2 minutes. Chris Pigney 13, Marcus Bishop 13 and Liam Kinnear 13, all tied for second place with 20 points.  Graham Leslie’s fly was judged to be the best tied on the day with Chris Pigney’s second and Sam Hoy’s third. All the participants received certificates and a £5 tackle voucher at the end of the day and Sam Hoy was presented with a fly rod, reel and line for being the best all rounder on the day the outfit was donated by Appleby A.A. committee member Paul Richardson.

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30th June, 1st and 2nd July During 3 days organised by the Nith Fishings Improvement Association and funded by donations from Dumfries & Galloway AA, Dumfries Common Good Fishings, Barjarg Fishings, ATH Holdings and Mid Nithsdale AA, 41 children from 5 Nithsdale Secondary schools were introduced to fly fishing at the Drum Loch Fishery near Dalswhinton landing rainbow trout up to 3lb.

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3rd June. In the 6th and final session of a programme funded by SEPA, with tuition provided by Borderlines assisted by staff from the Nith Fishery Board, 53 children from Kelloholm Primary School finished a programme that has seen them go from freshwater plants and invertebrates to fishing over the last six weeks during an intensive programme covering everything from ostracods to otters, the geology and geography of the Nith catchment, together with 20,000 years of angling history from the first ‘hooks’ or gorges to carbon fibre rods. The session finished in grand style on Thursday when young Courtney Hastie aged 8; with the very last cast of the day hooked and landed a lovely grayling of just over 1lb in weight. This together with the selection of smaller grayling, trout and salmon parr caught by classes P3 and P4 made the day Thanks go to the Upper Nithsdale Angling Association who very kindly allowed the school to use their stretch of river free of charge for the fishing sessions.

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19th July, Borderlines once again had a presence at the Cumberland Show with Clive and Chris giving demonstrations both in the main arena and on the river. They were assisted by Tony Riley who was giving fly tying demonstrations. Visitors to the show were also able to see displays of Borderlines work.

22nd July, Children from the Salterbeck area enjoyed a coarse fishing taster session with Borderlines instructors at Mossbay Reservoir near Workington on Tuesday afternoon. The day was organised and funded by Impact Housing Association and following a safety talk and being introduced to the country code Sarah Ritchie caught the first fish of the day a small perch, the 23 youngster who took part on the day caught a succession of small perch and roach up to 10oz using 3 and 4 metre whips floats and maggots.

28th, 30th and 31st July, On Monday, Wednesday and Friday the Nith Fisheries Improvement Association continued their summer tuition sessions on the river Nith, over the 3 days funded by donations from Dumfries & Galloway AA, Dumfries Common Good Fishings, Barjarg Fishings, ATH Holdings and Mid Nithsdale AA, 27 children from the Dumfries and Thornhill areas were introduced to fly fishing on the river Nith by Borderlines instructors.

5th August, On Tuesday Borderlines instructors were in action again introducing a total of 37 youngsters and some parents from the Salterbeck area to still water coarse fishing at Mossbay Reservoir near Workington during an afternoon taster session organised by Impact Housing Association.

5th August, On Tuesday Borderlines instructors were in action again introducing a total of 37 youngsters and some parents from the Salterbeck area to still water coarse fishing at Mossbay Reservoir near Workington during an afternoon taster session organised by Impact Housing Association.

19th August On Tuesday Borderlines instructors introduced a total of 30 youngsters from the Salterbeck area to still water coarse fishing at Mossbay Reservoir near Workington during an afternoon taster session organised by Impact Housing Association.

29th August Friday, Chris working with 3 Youth Offending Service staff introduced 3 young offenders (2 boys 1 Girl) to coarse angling during a 3 hour taster session at Crofton Lake.

Borderlines ran two short 3 hour sessions at Warwick Hall over the Christmas and New Year Holidays in conjunction with Carlisle Youth Offending Service. All of the 6 young people taking part caught fish some landing up to 10 grayling to 1¾lb.

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