Still the best – Albrighton Moat

Still the best - Albrighton Moat

Not only the best, but sadly still one of only a handful of dedicated disability friendly fishing locations in the country. Dreamstore visited Albrighton Moat in the Spring to discuss a project that we had in mind. The place was looking little muddy and forlorn – a building site – […]

Regenerating near Bristol

Regenerating near Bristol

A visit to Mike Robbins, Hartcliffe & Withywood Angling Club, which has for many years undertaken outstanding work with young people on housing estates in Bristol. Mike has provided outdoor diversionary and engagement through angling for young people who have little other way of getting out from the urban environment. […]

Saw this and…

Saw this and...

Not often that a post on Facebook makes you instantly want to ‘share’. This is one of those times. A GoPro camera on the end of a fishing line shows the abundance of sea life around the Isle of Man. Simple. Just as well it wasn’t mistaken as bait!   […]

A windy Loch Walton

A windy Loch Walton

It was a windy Loch Walton on Sunday 16th September when the Members hosted young people from Blairgowrie, Angling for Youth Development, and the Menteith Cormorants, along with coaches and volunteer supporters. Reports are that the experience fishing from the boats was like fishing in the North Sea, with rain […]

Encouraging new anglers

Encouraging new anglers

Since receiving a small grant from Dreamstore, providing rods and nets and everything a beginner would require to get started, Craigmore Angling Association (CAA) has worked to invite hard-to-reach groups to have a go at angling. One of the successes of this past year has been Ladies Night, when a […]

Wheelchair accessible angling boats

Wheelchair accessible angling boats

Besides DreamstoreUK there are a lot of other great charities working hard to improve accessibility and engagement for anglers whether new or more experienced. From time to time Update will focus on one to help raise the profile of the great work being undertaken around the UK. Putting wheelchair accessible […]

Action speaks louder than words.

Action speaks louder than words.

In a tribute to Orri Vigfússon on an earlier Update we looked at the challenges for the North Atlantic Salmon – issues around sea lice infestation, disease and viral infection, genetic degradation, and displacement. For Orri words were never enough. Orri’s action was to buyout commercial nets to try and reduce […]

Angling needs diverse approach to development

Angling needs diverse approach to development

Angling Unlimited in the West Midlands is one of the few substantial charities that uses angling as its core activity promoting social inclusion, community and individual development. The 2017 Annual Report from Angling Unlimited shows value angling in reaching individuals and communities. The range and scope of activities and participants […]