MEDIA RELEASE – October 7th 2010

Your Wirral Supports Fishy Activities in Birkenhead Park

Your Wirral has supported Get Hooked on Fishing to introduce nearly 200 young people from across Wirral to the positive activity of fishing.;  The group took young people sea fishing, fly fishing, pole fishing and carp fishing.

The Birkenhead Park Junior Angling Shield Competition ran throughout the summer, sith 64 young people aged 8-16 taking part.  The final on 19th August was won by 10 year old Sophie.

“Overall the equipment and support this money has given us has help to improve the lives of many young people and enabled them to gain access to a fun activity.  It has also given us the capacity to put on regular events in Birkenhead Park” commented Peter Henery, Get Hooked on Fishing’s Development Co-ordinator.

He added “On behalf of the young people of Wirral I am sure they would like me to say a huge thank you.”