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Getting children hooked on fishing

Angling offers a very intense connection with nature and benefits creation of healthy nature relationship. Nearly all anglers start their hobby young, before they go to school or during first school years. That is why getting children hooked on fishing is one of our main tasks.
Finnish Federation together with its fishing clubs organizes annually several hundred fishing events for children and families. Annually more than 40 000 children exercise angling in our events.
Our 700 trained club members visit schools introducing angling for pupils and on National Angling Day 10-15 000 school children attend fishing events all around Finland.
Because of our past 20 years’ action the popularity of angling is growing among children.