Carp Angling is just one of our outdoor activities and is proving very popular with our veterans. We now have an established Phoenix Heroes fishing team and we have gained some fantastic support in this area. Our fishing forecast will cover UK competitions and commercial fisheries coupled with our overseas trips to Étang Caché in France. We are also working on fishing projects at Hawk Farm in Clacton where we will bring our veterans and their families together.
Étang Caché, the hidden lake is set in secluded woodland in the Dordogne, the Étang Caché is about fifty minutes drive south of Limoges airport, or 8 hours drive from Boulogne/Calais.The area is famous for good food and wine: trust us, we have tried it all and will be happy to pass on our knowledge. Getting here couldn’t be easier. Driving, the route south is easy, If you are flying, both Ryanair and Flybe depart from various airports in the UK and land at Limoges.
This part of France is truly rural. As you fish the sound of a tractor is all you will hear above the wildlife and the odd cry of delight from a bloke in camo!
We aim to facilitate two trips per year for a small group of our veterans.
The British Disabled Angling Association (BDAA) have been outstanding with their level of support to Phoenix Heroes. It is with our strong collaboration that dreams will come true, our projects for next year are underpinned by the support of the BDAA.
We are fortunate to have the support of Starmer Ltd, they are our official bait sponsor. Their support allows us to take a serious fishing approach to UK waters and competitions. All of our veterans that have signed up with Phoenix Heroes also have access to a discount code for the variety bait range that Starmer offers. We have known Ian & Garreth since 2000 as they sponsored us whilst serving in the Army, we are really pleased to still be working together.
Over the last six months we have received donations of fishing equipment from members of the general public, the BDAA and Angling Direct. As a result we now find ourselves in a position to provide quality fishing set ups to our veterans, this has allowed us to grow our veterans fishing team.
The London Trauma Hub have been working with our veterans over the last year, the results we are seeing are astonishing. They will always be involved in our projects from a safeguarding perspective but they will also actively participate in our outdoor activities.
Our fishing projects have been strengthened by the level of support that we are receiving from the general public and well known organisations within the fishing industry. With this kind of support we are able to forecast in advance our fishing trips, family days and enter competitions.
If you belong to a syndicate and you would like to challenge the Phoenix Heroes team to a carp fishing competition then please contact us. We have a mix of beginners and some very good anglers. These type of days are ideal to raise funds, expand our network and get to know like minded people.