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PDAC Development Programme

What the Programme offers

The programme works closely with new and old anglers from a one-off angling experience event to improving skills and to individual or team event participation

This year had seen a number of events, Get Fishing outreach campaigns, one-off angling tasters, teach-in sessions and individual & team match fishing participation.

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Campaigns

The PDAC Development Programme conduct outreach campaigns by attending various community events promoting scheduled up coming Get Fishing events.

This year, the Programme had attended three local events, a total of six days.

28th May. Petersfield Spring Festival. Day 1.

3 Programme volunteers had engaged with over 50 members of the public.

29th May. Petersfield Spring Festival. Day 2.

3 Programme volunteers had engaged with over 50 members of the public.

12th August. Southdowns Show. Day 1.

7 Programme volunteers had engaged with over 200 members of the public.

142 members of the public had participated in free activities. Magnetic fishing & the Casting Challenge

13th August. Southdowns Show. Day 2.

8 Programme volunteers had engaged with over 200 members of the public.

147 members of the public had participated in free activities. Magnetic fishing & the Casting Challenge

27th August. Petersfield Summer Festival. Day 1.

5 Programme volunteers had engaged with over 200 members of the public.

28th August. Petersfield Summer Festival. Day 2.

4 Programme volunteers had engaged with over 200 members of the public.

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Get Fishing Events
Getting Started

Get Fishing is the Angling Trust’s campaign to get more people fishing more often. Each year the Angling Trust fund hundreds of events for all ages and abilities. 

Get Fishing angling events are for anyone who wants to get into fishing, get back into angling or find out where to go fishing, who to go fishing with, what to use to start fishing and how to go fishing for the first time.


Our Get Fishing events are perfect for individuals and families looking for beginner sessions where you can learn to fish or just to get back into angling and we accept those of all ages and abilities. 

We have qualified coaches and club volunteers on hand for advice and a support team to answer any questions you may have.

This year, the Programme held 2 Get Fishing events at Nyewood Ponds & Bopeep Pond. The format we use, allows us to meet the demand and to accommodate as many as we can. Each participant experienced a 60 minute introduction to angling with either a qualified coach or a programme volunteer. 

7th May. Get Fishing Event - Nyewood Ponds. 

18 Programme volunteers hosted 88 participants 

16th September. Get Fishing Event - Bopeep Pond. 

15 Programme volunteers hosted 63 participants 

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Angling Trust Awards Scheme

Teach-ins

Improving your skills

We offer 2 hour teach-in sessions, run by a L2 qualified coaches and assisted by experienced volunteers, sharing valuable skills, tips and advice to help improve your own skills. 

Sessions cover the basics of types of methods, knot and casting demonstrations, table top display and advice with suitable equipment, fish handling, fish-care and a Q&A session. 

Participants are presented with Bronze, Silver & Gold Angling Trust awards.

We welcome new, current and non members of all ages, new to angling or experienced, individuals, families and those with disabilities.  

These sessions are limited to numbers and by bookings only.

7th May. Teach-in - Nyewood Ponds. 

3 Programme volunteers hosted 5 participants.

3 Bronze, Silver & Gold awards certificates were presented 

4th June. Teach-in - Nyewood Ponds. 

4 Programme volunteers hosted 7 participants.

4 Bronze, Silver & Gold awards certificates were presented 

2nd July. Teach-in - Nyewood Ponds. 

4 Programme volunteers hosted 6 participants.

3 Bronze, Silver & Gold awards certificates were presented 

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Individual Participation 

The Pdac aim to encourage youngsters to participate in individual and team events, this is a great way to engage with other young anglers, Improve communication, self confidence and better relationships with peers.

We welcome non-members of all abilities to participate in Junior open matches. these events have a welcoming and friendly atmosphere and it's a great way to make new friends..

17th June - Junior Open - Nyewood Ponds.                          This years event, had seen 14 younger anglers participating, two young anglers had attended a Get Fishing event in May, experiencing angling for the first time and had managed to secure third & fourth places in their aged groups.

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Team Participation 

This year, we had arranged 2 inter-club junior matches with a neighboring club.

These type of activities are great for team building exercises and designed to encourage communication-focused, trust-building, problem-solving, and decision-making and to strengthen interpersonal relationships.

24th June - Team event - Marsh Farm, Godalming AC.

The PDAC team had put in a good performance to narrowly win by 1 point.  

one team member had never experienced match fishing before and had attended our Get Fishing event in May, where he'd experienced angling for the first time.  

15th July - Team event - Nyewood Ponds. 

The PDAC team had put in a commanding performance to win by 8 points.

One team member had only before, experienced sea angling, two team members had attended their first match event and were attendees of this years Get Fishing event in May, where they had experienced angling for the first time.    

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Support

This programme is predominantly funded by the Angling Trust, although club events are self funded by way of donations and run by the programme's volunteers, it's vital that we have support for this to continue each year.

Members and non-members can help by either volunteering to the programme or by donating any second hand tackle. Your donations are passed down to youngsters, and anything that is not suitable, is sold on at car boots to generate funds to this programme.

If you wish to get involved as a volunteer or would like to make a donation, please email thepdac@gmail.com 

Your support can make a huge difference!

The PDAC offer free memberships to children 16 and under, Parents/Guardians may apply for a free Associate membership.

All Junior & Juvenile members must be accompanied by an adult at all times on PDAC waters.

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Charlotte

I d like to say a massive thank you to your whole team and especially Darren our instructor. We had a wonderful time my son and I and learnt a lot too. I could not fault anything at all. We both loved it.

 

 

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James

We absolutely loved it and are in the process of completing our registrations! See you soon.

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Gemma

We attended the get fishing event on Sat 16th September, and wow what an event. My children (and husband!) absolutely loved it and have fallen in love with fishing. 

 

Such a great afternoon, but then your 'display' at the the Southdowns show is what directed us to you and that was also the highlight of their day that day too. 

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Sian

My son had a fabulous time hes been wanting to try fishing for sometime but we had no experience ourselves so this was an amazing opportunity. I don’t think there was anything you could improve. Thank you

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Confirmed dates for 2024

Outreach Campaigns

26th May
Petersfield Spring Festival
27th May Petersfield Spring Festival
10th August Southdowns Show
11th August Southdowns Show
25th August Petersfield Summer Festival
26th August Petersfield Summer Festival

Events

4th May
Get Fishing 
18th May Teach-in Angling Trust Awards Scheme
1st June  Teach-in Angling Trust Awards Scheme
15th June Junior Open 
7th July Teach-in Angling Trust Awards Scheme
20th July Get Fishing
27th July Team Participation Event (1)
14th September Get Fishing
28th September Teach-in Angling Trust Awards Scheme

Team Participation Event (2) - TBA

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