New Mossley group hooked on fishing

Representatives from DCAL (left) pictured presenting David Rush, Vice-chair New Mossley Community Group with fishing permits. Also pictured are Andy Twigg, Cllr Stephen Ross and Jack Shaw, New Mossley Community Group Chair. INNT 16-804CON

Representatives from DCAL (left) pictured presenting David Rush, Vice-chair New Mossley Community Group with fishing permits. Also pictured are Andy Twigg, Cllr Stephen Ross and Jack Shaw, New Mossley Community Group Chair. INNT 16-804CON

A local community group have expressed their appreciation to DCAL representatives after members were presented with fishing permits.

Members of the New Mossley Community Group recently received a number of complimentary angling licences and permits from the DCAL Inland Fisheries Outreach team.

This initiative, to get the group and other residents involved in angling as an easily accessible and healthy outdoor recreation, was brought to DCAL by Cllr Stephen Ross.

Speaking to the Times, Cllr Ross said: “This will be a different type of activity that the community may not have engaged with before. It can be used to get people out of the house into the fresh air, which can help with a number of health issues as well as social isolation.”

The vice-chair of the New Mossley Community Group, David Rush, accepted the licenses on behalf of the group. He said: “This will be a great way of bringing the community together. We received over 20 licenses and permits and these will be beneficial to both young residents. They will enable us to fish at around 60 fisheries and dams and will be a real positive contribution to the people of New Mossley. I would like to thank Cllr Stephen Ross and the DCAL representatives and I look forward to working with them again in the future.”

The chair of the group, Jack Shaw added: “The permits will be good for the young people of the area especially, as they will get them involved in fishing, which is a good hobby for them to take up.”

Plans are currently being made to take the members of the community group to a fishery in Straid, where they will learn fishing techniques.