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paul haslam

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Hello.
I have NEVER been fishing but my 11-year-old grandson is really keen to try it.
Obviously I don't want to buy loads of gear in case it turns out that he doesn't enjoy it so...PLEASE can anyone point me toward somewhere in or near Rochdale/Bury/Bolton/Manchester/Oldham where we can rent/borrow 2 rods & nets etc. and "have a go"?
Thanks In Advance
Paul
 
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How about a 'lad and grandad' sesion with Andy Ormrod at Improve Your Fishing?

Andy is a qualified coach and will teach your grandson/you the skills to get going and he'll provide all the tackle bait etc.

He tends to use fisheries around Bolton and the Northwest.

My son had a day coaching session with him and caught roach, bream, tench, carp and in the autumn he had a piking session and caught and handled his first pike.

Andy is a top bloke and will tailor the session to your needs (he works with special needs kids from various institutions too).
 

hammer_jamie

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When i started fishing about 8 years ago i bought a set for i think £20 from Argos which came with the rod, reel, and all the bits you will need to start.


This might be worth buying as it's nice and cheap
 

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Mr Cholmondeley-Corker (PaSC) - Thanks for the suggestion but - £89 for half a day?:eek: You should know that people in the comedy business can't afford that kind of money!:confused:

hammer_jamie - £20 is a bit closer but what I'm looking for is a friendly place where I can rent the stuff and a friendly member of staff who'll say 'OK...this goes here and this goes there. Now put a worm on the sharp bit and this is how you chuck it in the water :eek:mg:
 

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That's fair enough but I can't see it coming cheap, Simple float and few shots is easy enough to do why don't you use YouTube and learn yourself?
 

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Might be a bit further than you wanted to travel but its all free.
The Canal and River Trust are holding a "Water Week" 25th to 31st October at Bootle and Burscough on the Leeds and Liverpool canal including fishing tuition and tackle provided.
www.canalrivertrust.org.uk for details.
 

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Contact Ramsbottom Angling Assosiation, they have a couple of qualified trainers for their junior section.
 
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