The Environment Agency will be attending the London Youth Games at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre this weekend, Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 July 2008.
The two day event of activities is jointly hosted by London Youth Games, Thames Water and the National Federation of Anglers. It will be action packed with a multitude of different sports including Decathlons, Athletics and Angling.
Youngsters from all of London’s Boroughs will be competing for a variety of prizes and ceremonies will be held at the end of the event.
Fisheries Officers from the Environment Agency will be on hand providing lots of fishy fun with an interactive stall packed with information about how to get involved in the sport, fish they can catch on the day and what fish live in the local waters. An educational fish tank filled with live fish will also be there on both days along with informative posters and leaflets.
The two day event will run from Saturday 5 to Sunday 7 from 9am till 6pm. The angling final will be held on the Sunday on the Intermediate Lake within the Crystal Palace Park.
Environment Agency fisheries Officer Shane Hume said: “Events such as these are important ways of reaching out to local communities and youth, so that we can introduce them to the world of Angling and the important work that we do.
“This can steer young people in the right direction and give them something fun and educational to do with their time.”