Fishing competition for youngsters

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YOUNGSTERS from across the area can catch the fishing bug at an angling competition backed by police.

The event will take place at Sherwood Forest Farm Park, near Edwinstowe, on 1st September.

Entry is free, and up to 56 participants aged between 10 and 17 will be able to battle it out to win a trophy and prizes of fishing tackle for the biggest haul of fish.

Warsop beat manager Pc Dave Booler, who is organising the event, said: “We’ve organised fishing competitions for young people in and around the Mansfield area over the past two years and they’ve been very popular.

“We’ve regularly had around 20-30 entrants and the feedback from the young people and their families has been very positive.”

The event begins at 10am, with the fishing getting underway at 11am.

Anyone who would like to register for the competition should call Pc Booler on 07702 141851.