WWA-BASC Introduction to Country Pursuits
WWA and BASC combined resources to put on a days fun filled event aimed at introducing young people to country pursuits, specifically aspects of wildfowling, trout fishing and conservation.
A very successful day held at Warth Pond run by Westmorland Wildfowlers Association and the BASC to promote country pursuits to the younger generation. Over 40 children attended the day, many from non shooting-fishing family backgrounds. They were treated to a full day of clay pigeon shooting run by the BASC coaches and Ryan Hartley, fly fishing for trout and 3 practical workshops where they learned to build natural hides, build duck nesting tubes and learned about the art of decoying and calling wildfowl and corvids. Refreshments at lunchtime included a BBQ and chance to taste wild game. Feedback from the day was fantastic. The future of all wildfowling clubs depends upon the presence of young members in the club to continue our sporting heritage on the saltmarshes of Great Britain. An event like this was a great way of firing that spark of interest in their young minds. A huge thanks goes out to Ryan Teasdale for doing the lions share of event organising along with the BASC. We thank all the WWA volunteers, helpers and BASC staff who made the day such a success!!! Lots of smiling young faces made it all worth while.