Today I entered into a Twitter conversation with @MrCrabtree and was asked if I could asked Gransnetters how many of them took their grandchildren fishing.
Here is a quote from their website
"John Bailey, author and presenter of the book and the TV series ‘Fishing in the Footsteps of Mr. Crabtree’ appeared on BBC1 at the weekend to talk about the decline in youngsters getting involved in the sport of fishing.
According to EA figures, the numbers of junior licences being bought has dropped from 77K in 2009 to 44K in 2013.
So what’s the problem? Is fishing no longer the #1 participatory sport in the Uk? Is it just that people aren’t buying licenses? Is it all part of a (not so) slow decline into a stagnant lifestyle that revolves around tech and instant gratification?"
My husband is a keen coarse fisherman and tries his best to enthuse our 12 year old son, who has both a fishing license and an Xbox. My OH was thrilled when our daughter married a fisherman and they both hope that our grandson will love it too.
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