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Cogra Moss

20th September 2022

Oakfield School, Nottingham, students with members of Cockermouth Angling Association and the organising party from the Environment Agency.

The students participated in some tree planting in the morning then enjoyed landing some trout in the afternoon.  

AAPGAI instructor Neil Barcock doing a presentation on various types of speylines & their application on the River Derwent, see pictures below.

Neil received some good feedback from all that attended and has offered to some 4 hour casting clinics for members at a cost of £25 per person (of which 10% will be donated to the Derwent Owners Association Hatchery fund.)

Instruction with both Single or Double Handed Fly rods is available, in all types of Fly Casting.

Individual or small groups, up to four rods, can be catered for.

Please call Neil for availability and prices:

Telephone - 01900 827519

Mobile - 07788 705167

e-mail - neilbarcock@talktalk.net

The injuries below have been caused to sheep's hooves by irresponsible anglers disposing of unwanted fishing line. Two sheep have been found in a Cumbrian field with nylon fishing line knotted around their feet and legs, resulting in one particular sheep losing part of a hoof. Although this action is down to a minority of Anglers, it is worth reminding all Anglers that they should dispose of unwanted line in a responsible manner, either take it home or cut it into small pieces. There are other photographs showing a great deal of blood on the sheep's hoof but they are deemed to be unsuitable for publication. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Cockermouth Anglers enjoyed some free casting tuition from Clive Mitchelhill, AAPGAI casting instructor, in conjunction with Guide Fly Fishing. It took place on Sunday 17th June 2012 at Stakes Top on the River Derwent with thanks to Castle Fisheries for providing the Beat.