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.”