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21.03.03
Angling 2000 - great prospects for 2003 season!

Angling 2000, the Rivers Trust's immensely successful, flexible angling day permit scheme supported through Objective One and the Cornwall Rivers Project expands further into Cornwall for 2003 with a new choice of hitherto un-fished beats and branches out to include coarse fishing for the first time. After last years excellent results, the rods and participating farmers are eagerly looking forward to this season. The number of "fishing beats" in the scheme for 2003 has increased to 20, with eight new beats included.

As well as offering angling access to some wonderful natural stretches of river it has also provides a welcome boost to farm incomes and a number of farm B&B's in each area adding value and extending the season. Anglers can buy books of ticket tokens from the Rivers Trust or from local tackle shops and then using the Angling 2000 booklet select a beat to fish for salmon, sea trout or grayling.

Once at their chosen location the angler leaves the appropriate number of tokens in the collection box next to the parking area and proceeds to fish the waters. The income from the scheme goes mainly to the farmers or beat owners with a small amount retained by the trust to contribute to printing and marketing expenses.

Angling 2000 allows farmers and riparian owners to get a modest income from their river beats and helps provide a return for the effort they have put into farm river restoration and fisheries improvement. Angling 2000 also provides local opportunities for youngsters and others to fish in their parish through the controlled access offered by the scheme as well as valuable diversification opportunities for on farm and other local farm based tourism enterprises

For details of the Angling 2000 scheme and beats for 2003 contact: Simon Evans (Head of Fisheries) on 01566 784488.

For further information contact Westcountry Rivers Trust, Tel: 01566 78448

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Jason Clark
Communications Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Castle House
Pydar Street
Truro TR1 2UD
Tel: 01872 241379
Fax: 01872 241388
jason@dclark.co.uk

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