ANGLING fans have been marking National Fishing Month by taking part in a number of free taster days.

The South Cerney Angling Club, in association with the Angling Development Board has been running the taster days, giving participants an opportunity to try fishing under the guidance of Licensed or Registered Angling Coaches.

The idea is to encourage every family member to have a go at fishing whatever their age, gender or disability, or whichever cultural or social background they may be from.

Coach Craig Hunt said 30 are booked up for this weekend.

He said: “It was brilliant because we had people of all ages, ranging from the youngest at about four years old, right the way through to about 71. The taster days are aimed at beginners – we give them 30 minutes, which is long enough if you don’t enjoy it, but I think everybody had a great time.”

The next session takes place at SCAC’s Gillman’s Lake, on the Wickwater complex, South Cerney, on Saturday from 10am with the last session at 4pm. Attendance is by booking only.

Call Mr Hunt on 07989 973217 for more information.