Everyone gets hooked at fishing in Alford

Free fishing sessions in Alford.
Free fishing sessions in Alford.

Families from across East Lindsay had a go at fishing this week thanks to Burgh Angling Society’s Lets Go Family Fishing event.

Despite the threat of rain, parents and children enjoyed a beautiful evening at the club’s fishery on the outskirts of Alford.

Using the simple equipment that is provided by the club, there were lots of fish caught including a 2lb eel.

Last week’s event is part of a series of free events giving anyone the chance to come along and have a go at fishing.

The next event is due to take place on Sunday, July 17 July from 5-9pm with two further events taking place on Wednesday, August 10 (5-8pm) and Sunday, August 21 (2-5pm).

It all takes place at the club’s lake which is situated in Brickyard Lane, Farlesthorpe.

James Roche, senior regional officer for the Angling Trust said: “Fishing is a great activity that the whole family can enjoy together.

“Burgh Angling Society have a great bunch of volunteers that will show you everything you need to know to catch your first fish.

“There are loads of fish to be caught at Dales Pit, it’s a great place to learn about fishing.”

Anyone wishing to come along are asked to book a place by contacting the club at: enquiries@burghanglingsociety.co.uk or on 07733 116550.

More information on the club including directions to the venue can be found at: www.burghanglingsociety.co.uk.