A WEEKEND event early next month at the largest lake in the South West aims to introduce families to some of the techniques of angling as well as other fun activities.

The South West Fly Fair to make a welcome return on Sunday, March 6, after the 2021 event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fair, at Roadford Lake, a short distance from the A30 near the Cornwall-Devon border between Launceston and Okehampton, is sponsored by Chevron Hackles and hosted by South West Lakes. As well as being a highlight in the region’s angling calendar, it promises to be a fun and informative family day out with plenty of activities for all ages.

The event will be opened at 10am by the fair’s patron and one of the country’s most respected fly-fishing gurus, Charles Jardine.

Throughout the day there will be fly tying demonstrations, casting demonstrations, fly casting lessons, trout cooking demonstrations and the opportunity to find out more about the angling coaching and tuition available in the region.

In addition, trade stands will be selling new and used tackle and equipment and a bar and refreshments will be available.

The event will run from 10am to 4pm with lots of activities on offer for the whole family including exploring pond life and arts and crafts.

People wanting to attend can book in advance to avoid disappointment - entry is £5 for adults and free for under 18s. Entry includes car parking and a raffle ticket for an all water permit worth £530. Tickets are available from >http://www.swlakestrust.org.uk/events; TARGET="_blank">www.swlakestrust.org.uk/events

For every season ticket purchased on the day, South West Lakes will fund a taster session for a new entrant to fly fishing.

For more information, telephone South West Lakes on 01566 771930 or email [email protected]">[email protected]