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    It seems likely that Cumbria/the Lake District will be inviting anglers from around the UK to visit and sample the fishing the county has to offer, for a week in mid-May next year. Cumbria Tourism, the Environment Agency, the county’s biggest angling club, Windermere, Ambleside and District AA, and myself, have been exploring what we could do to flag up the county’s angling resource and get people up here to sample it. At this time of year trout fishing should be approaching its peak, but we’ve also got a lot of pike that will be piling on weight after spawning, so flyfishers for trout (and pike) and lure anglers after pike will be our main target audience. We’ve been having serious discussions about putting on a programme of masterclasses, workshops, beginners events, fishery tours and so on. What this won’t be is a country fair, in one fixed location – we want folk to put themselves about and see just what fabulous waters we have up here and fish them. With an economic downturn coming, a predominantly rural economy that depends on tourism, like Cumbria has, can do with all the help it can get.

    A festival of this kind will provide an opportunity for members of forums like this to get together and participate, and it would be great to see lots of you guys come up here. Provisional date is the week commencing 16th May 2009. Any feedback about the basic idea, or indications of early interest will be gratefully received.

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    Could this be the start of a new FM fish-in?

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    I'd hope so!

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    John H Member of THE C.S.G.. & The A.T. Guest

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    David, PM sent.

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