PAKA Juniors & Scouts Coaching Day
30 children took part in the latest coaching session put on by PAKA. The event took place on Swansea's West Pier, but the day before PAKA members Alan Duthie, Clive Jones Hayden Woods and Anthony Brock had to clean up the pier to minimise the risk to the youngsters. Unfortunately, 90% of the rubbish collected was discarded by anglers, fishing lines, hooks, bait packets and carrier bags from tackle shops, along with broken bottles,beer cans, and worst of all human excrement. APB were very helpful by providing personal protection equipment, i.e. gloves, hi-vis jackets and security. On the day the coaching was very welcome and effective, all the youngsters caught fish with Thomas Wood of SA1 & MMBFC caught the most fishing including the largest of the day a nice gurnard. Several scout troops were also taking part and the Mumbles troop won the overall fishing trophy. The day was trouble free and enjoyed by all the juniors, coaches and adults helping out. A big thank you goes to all concerned. Future days are planned and more qualified coaches would be a big help.
Above. The fish are coming in. Junior fishing experience comes in little packages
Preparation of the pier ready for coaching sessions with junior anglers
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