Awards for All, the lottery grants for local groups programme, has awarded Norfolk Anglers Conservation Association (NACA) £5000 towards their continuing aims to develop participation and good practice in angling.

One of the aims of the Association is to encourage sound angling practice and fish care.  The Awards for All grant will enable NACA to run a programme of events to help young and new anglers develop good practice and fish care skills coupled with a responsible and caring approach to angling and the environment.

NACA’s Award for All application met many of the lottery funds national and regional aims.

Funding will be allocated to the following;

• A programme of First Aid, Child Protection and Fishery Management Training including specific individual training (i.e. brush cutting certification for bailiffs and volunteers)

• An Open Day at NACA Bawburgh Lakes Fishery including coaching for children

• Presentation Equipment including laptop, power point projector, projector screen and exhibition stands

Training of those involved in the local angling community and environment will help to make angling a safer place for all.

The NACA Open Day at the Bawburgh Lakes Fishery on Sunday 1st June 2008 is an opportunity for the surrounding community to gain an awareness of angling and the environment.

The IT equipment and exhibition stands will allow NACA to present their conservation message to anglers and the general public through open days, slideshows/ talks and a number of County shows.

For any further information please contact Dave Nelson on 01473 411686 or email dave.nelson2@ntlworld.