A THREE day fishing festival will take place in Shipston on Stour this weekend, just in time for the start of the long summer holidays.

Organisers say the free to enter event, from Friday July 29 to July 31, will provide family fun for all.

The event will be based at the Sports Club on the London Road.

Stour, at the Sports Club on the London Road.

A spokesman said: "There will be fishing fun days for youngsters, and many attractions for the whole family including local live bands, pig roast, food tents, guest ales, bouncy castles, fairground, stalls, and displays.

"The fishing festival will also be hosting various fishing competitions for both junior and adults, so there will be lots of opportunity to see the sport in action."

The event has been organised by Stuart Fleming from Shipston on Stour and District Angling Club.

Stuart said: “Our fishing festival was set up three years ago to celebrate the 60th birthday of our angling club. Due to its success it has now become an annual event, and we were really grateful to the local community for their support.

“Our festival has proved very successful in attracting young people into fishing. It’s all about having fun; attracting young people into rural activities, and educating them about nature and our local environment.”

This year the junior anglers will have their own space at the event, thanks to two new gazebos purchased by the Shipston Branch of NFU Mutual.

For more information about the Fish ‘n’ Frolics Festival, please visit www.shipston-angling.co.uk or telephone Stuart Fleming on 07543 613350.