What a scorcher of a day for Dreamstore’s Big Fish Festival at Woodland View Fishery, alongside Preston Innovation’s Fish Camp.

The sun shone and the day was bright and thoroughly enjoyed by all, beginner to expert, regardless of age or ability.

Thanks to all who came along to help and support making the day such a huge success, including Angling School, Access2Angling, Angling Unlimited, Fishtastic Tackle, Angling For Youth Development, everyone at Woodland View and all at Fish Camp.

Hard to describe the atmosphere and sense of positivity around this event, which really captured the imagination and enthusiasm of everyone involved to make angling grow as the nation’s favourite pastime. .

The pictures on our newly launched Flickr site provide an insight into the fun and action of the day.

This event celebrated Dreamstore’s 10th Anniversary, and there could not have been a better way of celebrating the way in which as a small charity we have helped thousands by building capacity in the voluntary sector, kickstarted and supported activities around the country, and in doing so truly made a difference and improved peoples lives.

We have announced our commitment to £100,000 Small Grant funding over the next few years, and look forward to building on what has been started, and go to new places where we have not been before.

Once again, a big thanks to everyone who made our 10th Anniversary Big Fish Festival such a joy and success.