Families enjoy countryside pursuits at taster day

PUBLISHED: 10:17 26 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:17 26 September 2018

Countryman Malcolm Dowling showing Melissa and Martin Clarke some wild fruits and trees.      Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Countryman Malcolm Dowling showing Melissa and Martin Clarke some wild fruits and trees. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Youngsters were treated to a taste of rural life at a countryside event in Tickenham.

It's going too be a big one.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONIt's going too be a big one. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Pass It On Young Sports ran taster sessions in fishing, wild cooking, identifying plants and trees and shooting.

The sessions are run by volunteers to enable families to experience a range of countryside sports and activities together.

Malcolm Dowling talked to children about wild fruits and trees which can be found in the area.

Rob Collins helped children to hone their fishing skills, before showing them how to prepare and cook their catches.

Young fishermen Tom and James.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONYoung fishermen Tom and James. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Pass It On Young Sports taster days are held regularly throughout the spring and summer at Jacklands Fishing Lakes.

Youngsters are able to try out a wide range of rural pursuits, including rifle shooting, archery, course and fly fishing, outdoor cooking, stick making and hedge laying.

Rob Colins (right) with young fisherman Mathew and Greg Willing.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONRob Colins (right) with young fisherman Mathew and Greg Willing. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Countryman Malcolm Dowling showing Melissa and Martin Clarke some wild fruits and trees.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONCountryman Malcolm Dowling showing Melissa and Martin Clarke some wild fruits and trees. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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