TWO free events to help amateur anglers learn to fish will take place this summer.

Learn 2 Fish will take place on Saturday, 1 June, at Charlie’s Lake in Charlton, with bookings being taken from Saturday.

A further event will go ahead on Saturday, 27 July, at Foxcotte Lake in Charlton, with bookings from 6 July.

They are organised by the Environment Agency and Angling Trust, with support from Test Valley Borough Council and with qualified instructors from Andover Angling Club, Charlie’s Lake and Browning Andover Match Group.

The day, which runs from 10am until 4pm, consists of a 20-minute one to one instruction session, followed by free fishing.

Terry Whenman, of Andover Angling Club, said: “It’s for novice anglers who would like to try the sport of angling.”

Under-16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

To book, contact Challis Tackle on 01264 361103.