The Environment Agency is sponsoring a free ‘angling taster day’, organised by the Rugeley Power Station Social Club, which will take place at Rugeley Power Station on Saturday 1 August 2009 between 12.30 and 5.30pm.

The event is part of National Go Fishing Week (24 July – 2 August 2009) and anyone can go along to try their hand at catching some fish under the expert supervision of professional angling coaches.

Our sponsorship will include providing items of fishing tackle. These have all been funded through the money generated when anglers buy rod licences.

Fisheries Technical Officer Mick Buxton says “If you’d like to try fishing, now’s your chance. The fishing tackle and expert tuition is all provided free of charge. All you need to do is turn up on the day and have a go.

“Thanks to today’s anglers who buy rod licences we can support events like these, which provide an opportunity for anglers of the future to give fishing a try. It is a fantastic sport that is ideally suited to adults and children alike and to people of varying levels of fitness.” – the No1 online angling community