The Bay Malton Angling Club has now officially opened its “Angling Development Centre”, aimed at promoting junior angling from its Border Fishery site near Crewe Cheshire.

Bay Malton AC are awaiting the award of their Clubmark certification work in partnership with Dave Smith’s Get Hooked on Fishing Border scheme at their Border site, from where over the past two and a half years they have jointly delivered over 2000 junior coaching sessions. 

The Angling Development Centre will not only see this delivery continue, but additionally have the backing of three major companies from the angling world.

Dave explained: “ From day one we have worked closely with the Environment Agency and this partnership has now been strengthened by the addition of Bag Em Matchbaits, Garbolino and Nash, all of whom have all given a commitment to assist with the on-site delivery.

“This means we will see consultants, representatives and products from all three companies on site for events during the year, allowing our junior members to get up close and personal with the stars of our sport, and picking up hints and tips, which can only help to improve their angling.

“All three companies have continually given an amazing amount of support to our Get Hooked scheme and having them officially involved with the initiative gives us a solid foundation to develop upon.”

Bay Malton AC is also facilitating the corporate trio with the free use of the Border site, for promotional or corporate events.

BMAC secretary Stewart Godber explained: “We really appreciate the support being offered to us by the angling trade, so to have them involved with our site is extremely prestigious.

“Moreover, corporate events will bring cutting edge angling products onto the site and as such to all our club members. This symbiosis can only strengthen the delivery we already provide for our young anglers. We cannot imagine a better way of ensure the ongoing success of both BMAC and GHOF.”

Dave recently filmed with for a new five-part coarse fishing TV series called Get Hooked On Fishing, featuring Kieron Rich, Steve Ringer, Andy May, Jamie Massson and Darren Cox. The first episode will be online at very soon….