We are absolutely overwhelmed by the support of Brick Farm Lakes Trout Fishery, who hosted a hugely successful fundraising day for Fishing for Schools on Saturday 1st April 2023.
Brick Farm is well known for its fabulous facilities including four well stocked lakes, and was the perfect setting for the fundraising occasion. The event included a raffle, a casting accuracy competition, casting distance competition, best 3 fish bag and biggest fish of the day.
Over £1,000 has been raised so far for Fishing for Schools, and will help us to continue to take more young people out of the classroom and into the countryside, developing confidence and learning new skills.
A representative from Brick Farm Lakes Trout Fishery said:
"A massive thank you to everyone who joined us today for our fundraising day for Fishing for Schools. Despite the forecasts the weather was kind to us, and everyone was smiling. More thanks to everyone who donated the amazing prizes for both of the raffles. The biggest fish of the day was caught by young Henry Cullen weighing 5lb 13oz and the best 3fish bag weighed 12lb 13oz and was won by Terry Woodman. After £5 from each ticket, raffles, mini competitions and donations, we are thrilled to have raised a total of £1,198 for Fishing for Schools. As always, it was fantastic to see Lost Lake Fly Fishing and FlyFishing Journal too - thanks for your support."
Charles Jardine, Director of Fishing for Schools, said:
"Simply amazing! Danielle Axell and Phil are both the epitome of brilliant, generous and amazing Ambassadors for Fishing for Schools. A massive thank you to everyone who was involved. The stand out stars were the Axell young brigade selling their Haribos for Fishing for Schools!"
Well done everyone who put in so much effort to organise and run this event, and a huge thank you to all those who attended and helped to raise such vital funds for Fishing for Schools. We couldn't do our work without you!