Taster Day also a celebration of fishery’s renewal

Pictured at Todmorden Angling Society's Taster Day and celebration at Ramsden Clough, Walsden, are, back, youth coach Ian Griffiths, secretary Ray Barber and Matthew Charnock of Bovis Homes, with Ronan Cummins, five, looking on as dad Stephen Cummins gets an insight into the sport from tutor Harry Lodge, July 2011
Pictured at Todmorden Angling Society's Taster Day and celebration at Ramsden Clough, Walsden, are, back, youth coach Ian Griffiths, secretary Ray Barber and Matthew Charnock of Bovis Homes, with Ronan Cummins, five, looking on as dad Stephen Cummins gets an insight into the sport from tutor Harry Lodge, July 2011

TODMORDEN Angling Society celebrated, along with Bovis Homes, at the official reopening of the Ramsden Wood Fishery.

It took the form of a free “taster day” and was well attended by people interested in trying the sport - with all catching something.

It was also a celebration of the reopening of the picturesque and important fishery with massive support from Bovis Homes.

The technical director of Bovis Matt Charnock was there with his wife Emily.

Society secretary Ray Barber thanked the junior organisers and Bovis for supporting the event.

Bovis Homes has developed what it calls a “constructive relationship” with Todmorden Angling Society, drawing up plans for the renewal and enhancement of the lodge and for its future maintenance and upkeep, effectively saving the lodge.