A PERSHORE business is offering people the chance to learn new angling skills and get some vital practice in ahead of the Evesham Angling Festival in August.

George Ford, who owns Fordy’s Gear Fishing Tackle on the High Street in Pershore, is opening up a lake in Beckford for two days of free fishing practice with professionals on the weekends of Saturday, June 6 and 13.

The taster sessions are for anyone who fancies having a go and fishing but doesn’t know where to start.

George said: “We are organising these two free taster days in conjunction with the Worcester Angling Academy for people interested in fishing, and would love to see people turn up to have a go and learn new skills with the help of professionals.”

To register your interest pop into the shop at 78 High Street, Pershore. You need to register before attending this event in line with health and safety guidelines.