Great summer of fishing casts spell on young anglers

Olly Shepherd, from Yorkshire Fly Fishing, with the most improved angler.
Olly Shepherd, from Yorkshire Fly Fishing, with the most improved angler.

A group of budding young anglers have had a successful summer of fishing thanks to an initiative in the North York Moors’ Esk Valley.

Supported by a grant from local business Whitby Seafoods, the group learnt the art of fly fishing; including tying knots, casting techniques and how to ‘play’ a fish.

Keith Bristow, from the Esk Fishery Association, said: “It’s been fantastic to see how the group’s skills have developed.

“We’re incredibly grateful to our dedicated volunteers who have donated their time and shared their skills with the next generation; and to Whitby Seafoods for sponsoring the 2018 season.”