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Police to hold crime fishing fun day for youngsters

Laura Maltby 10th Sep, 2015 Updated: 7 hours ago

POLICE are hoping youngsters will be hooked in more ways than one at their crime prevention fishing fun day in Warwick.

Warwickshire Police, working in partnership with Warwick and Stratford district councils, has organised the free event on Saturday September 26.

The aim is to give children with disabilities or those from disadvantaged backgrounds an opportunity to learn about angling at Kingfisher Pools from 10am to 2pm.

The Whitnash Royals Angling Club will carry out demonstrations, take the kids through the basics and give them an insight into the UK’s most popular participation sport.

The event will see anglers and residents understand the fun of fishing while getting tips on how to keep their tackle safe using specialist property marking techniques. It is part of the alliance-wide ‘Operation Leviathan’ which is working with anglers to tackle crime on waterways.

Tackle and fishing permits will be provided but all parents and guardians of children  taking part in the fishing must be present throughout.

Parking is free and disabled parking is also available.

Access is through Myton Fields off Myton Road opposite Warwick School.