It was nice to catch up with Les Webber MBE at the recent Big One Show.
He campaigns tirelessly for his excellent Angling Projects venture, which I've always been happy to promote on this site.
Open to schools, youth clubs, scouts/guides, junior angling clubs, and kids at risk or with special needs, this complex offers children the chance to have a go at our sport and as their own catchline says 'Get kids hooked on fishing not on drugs and crime'.
So it was sad to hear from Les, who recently became patron of the Kevin Green Angling Academy, that the Angling Projects centre had been broken into the other week, with a lot of equipment and tackle stolen, and most frustrating was the damage done to the main building and surrounding facilities.
But on a more positive note it was nice to be around when the Perchfishers Group presented Les with a cheque for £1,000 to help bolster the Angling Projects funds.
Represented by the group's president Des Taylor and press officer Paul Thompson, the donation was in memory of Richard Chanderman, who sadly passed away before the publication of the group's book The Biggest Fish Of All, and it was felt that Angling Projects would be a worthy recipient of this collection.
For more information on Angling Projects go to www.angling-projects.org.uk