Donations and sponsors 2006 to 2020

A big thank you to all the sponsors, individuals, fishery owners, charities, various trust, organisations, retailers, schools, clubs and volunteers that have helped Borderlines bring the great outdoor environment to the many who would never have the chance to experience that, it is very much appreciated!

Items of donated fishing tackle are now being recycled into the future youth fishers to give them a start in this wonderful sport and many more day’s out on the water are being planned in south-west Scotland and Cumbria.

If you have any old tackle or equipment and safety items that you no longer have use for, please do get in contact with our secretary Derek.

Solway Coast AONB in 2006 provided generous funds which provided all the equipment, tackle, protective clothing and transport to and from the Solway for over 100 young people from deprived wards in Carlisle and Allerdale taking part in 10 angling/educational days.

Very generous donations from Kevin Edwards of Congleton over the years through the sale of rods on river Eden each season.

In 2006 we also received a very welcome donation of fly fishing tackle from Alan Rimmer of Braystones, Beckermet.

9th January 2007, a very generous donation from Jack Strong.


Environment Agency in 2007 provided funding for 2 days of fishing taster sessions, tackle and bait for 22 young people from deprived wards in Carlisle.


Cumbria Community Foundations Local Network Fund in 2007 provided generous funding to provide a series of sessions both in the classroom and in the field for schools and youth groups in Northside, a deprived ward in Workington, West Cumbria. This project was completed in January 2008; we worked with 107 children between the ages of 3 and 15.


Eden Rivers Trust’s Discover Eden HLT Project in 2007 provided generous funding for angling, dipping, computer and presentation equipment to assist and improve presentation of days to young people.

Thanks to Nick Marriner of Warwick Hall for the use of the beat for winter grayling fishing.

In 2007 we also received donations of salmon and trout fishing tackle Ralph Lloyd, Carlisle and fly fishing tackle from Peter English of Carlisle.

In 2008 we also received donations of a variety of coarse, game and sea fishing tackle from Mr. Shuttleworth of Blackford.

Assorted game fishing tackle gladly received from Kirkby Stephen Angling Association.

Sea, coarse and game fishing tackle from Duncan Goldsmith of Chilton Waste Services.

Duncan Goldsmith is thanked for his continued personal support in addition to working in collaboration with Sportfish Reading Fly Fishing Superstore & Tuition Centre, to make a donation of equipment to assist Borderlines in introducing the young, the disabled and disadvantaged to angling and the environment.

In 2009 Duncan Goldsmith of Chilton Waste Services worked with SPORTFISH’s Reading Fly Fishing Superstore & Tuition Centre and their customers donated a whole selection of coarse, sea and game fishing tackle for Borderlines to use for junior tuition on our behalf.

Donations of fishing magazines from Jeff Johnston and David Altham.

Some fishing tackle from David Pinner, North Yorkshire.

Generous donation from Christian Woolfenden and John Schofield.


The Greggs of Cumbria Charity Trust donated generously towards the cost of running an introduction to fly fishing for Young Offenders at New Mills Trout at the end of October; 4 youngsters, 2 youth offending team staff and two of Greggs staff took part.


In March 2009 we finished a program with Greystoke Primary School funded by the North West Cumbria Branch of the Salmon and Trout Association, the Eden Rivers Trust and a local charitable trust.


In 2009 a total 716 children and 4 adults took part in the Moricambe Bay Project funded by the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’s Sustainable Development Fund, Cumbria Community Foundation Grassroots funding and the River Eden and District Fisheries Association with in kind support from the Carlisle and District Coarse Angling Club who have waived their junior fishing permit fees for the project.

The Cumberland Building Society

The High Sheriff’s Crimebeat fund through Cumbria Community Foundation, The Environment Agency and the Cumberland Building Society are funding the Wigton Youth Station Fishing Club project.

Thanks to a “Together we can Fund” grant from Cumbria Community Foundation in 2010 we were also able to run sessions with pupils at James Rennie School Carlisle suffering from a range of disabilities.

Nith District Salmon Fishery Board

Great help and funding with all Borderlines outings in south-west Scotland.

Rok Max Sport Fishing


Have been so generous with various gifts of tackle, thank you Duncan and Allan.

John Norris of Penrith

norrisJohn Norris have just been outstanding with their generosity and help for many years now, without such people we could not do half of what we do for youngsters.

A big thank you to Mr E Dudley from Berkshire for his generous gift of much tackle , it is very much appreciated and also a very big thank you to Tony Franklin at – Thatcham Angling Centre.

A big thank you to  the Windermere, Ambleside and District Angling Association (WADAA) for the recent donation of coarse and game fishing tackle, their generosity is very much appreciated by everyone at Borderlines, without the help, assistance, kindness and generosity shown by both individuals and angling clubs like WADAA Borderlines would not be able to give young people as much help and support as we do.

Thank you Peter Bramwell for the boxes of salmon flies tied.

A big thank you to the Loughs Agency for their kind donations of tackle over the years.

A very big thank you to the IFM for their generous donation October 2017 toward Borderlines which will go a long way to do some useful work in 2018!

Iain Turner MIFM MIfL
Development Officer
Institute of Fisheries Management
Many thanks to Martin and Nadine Lee for their very generous gift of fishing tackle, it is much appreciated!
A very big thank you to Robert Graham for a kind donation of fishing rods!
A big thank you to Robin Melley for two salmon rods and a reel.
2019, a generous gift of flies personally tied by friends of the Grayling Society and also a gift from the Grayling Society, many thanks for their continuous support over the years.