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Asfordby & Melton Society of Anglers celebrate award

27.06.14

Asfordby & Melton Society of Anglers celebrate award

Mike Smith (Secretary), Mike Gant (Chair), James Roche (Angling Trust), Jenny Smith (Club Welfare Officer & Coach). 

A Leicestershire angling club have started the summer in a fantastic way after successfully retaining their clubmark accreditation.

Asfordby & Melton Society of Anglers have demonstrated an on going commitment to introducing young people to angling through the high quality coaching sessions the club run. Over a number of years the club have formed strong links with local schools, scouts groups and youth organisations to introduce hundreds of young people to angling. In 2011 the club became the first angling club in Leicestershire to obtain the accreditation and the club have now successfully updated their award. 

James Roche, Regional Officer for the Angling Trust commented: “Asfordby & Melton Society of Anglers are a fantastic club that is truly committed to providing the very best environment for young people to enjoy angling”. 

Mike Smith, club secretary added: “The club faced possible extinction four years ago when we lost our long time home at Frisby after it was sold to developers with little notice. A search was launched to find a new base and after a year we successfully moved onto the Lakeview Fishery complex.”

This was just as we were applying for our first club mark accreditation and being successful helped the club to re-establish itself. The club is now back on its feet, membership is increasing and retaining club mark status shows that we are doing things the right way.”

More information on Asfordby & Melton Society of Anglers
You can find details of the club and up and coming coaching sessions at www.asfordbyandmeltonsocietyofanglers.com

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