Landing net manufacturers Fastnet have produced a new landing net specifically for Angling For Youth Development (AFYD). The new model carrying the AFYD logo will be standard issue to all AFYD programmes as it is of a durable and hardy design, ideal for young people and novice anglers to use.
Steve Gill, AFYD Instructor and Trustee, said "The Fastnet AFYD Trout Landing Net can be used both on the bank and in the boat, it has a couple of especially useful features built into it including a ruler and the weighing formula".
Grev Humphrey AFYD Project Development Officer said " I am delighted with Lindsey's and her fathers net, their support of our project not only includes supplying us with as high quality robust product but potentially an additional revenue source from sales generated from the public who can purchase the landing net. As far as I am aware this is the first time that a Tackle manufacturer has sponsored a charity in such a novel manner by promoting them on their products. For each net sold the AFYD trust will receive £4 to help establish further AFYD programmes throughout the UK. All of us in AFYD would like to thank the Fastnet team for being so supportive to our cause".
Fastnet are currently designing a specimen net for AFYD which should be available later this year for AFYD's coarse and sea fishing programmes.