Oliver Sykes - Children's author BUXTON ADVERTISER: ‘Fishing For Rainbows’ Feature (04/07/2023)

BUXTON ADVERTISER: ‘Fishing For Rainbows’ Feature (04/07/2023)

Chapel-en-le-Frith author wants to encourage girls to take up fishing

An author and amateur fisherman from Chapel-en-le-Frith has dedicated his new children’s book to his sister to promote inclusivity in the sport.

Oliver Sykes says when he was growing up in the early 2000s, only the boys in his family were taken fishing. The 34-year-old regularly fished throughout his childhood along with his male cousins and brothers Lloyd, Alex and Duncan.

But whilst single dad Chris often took his four older boys out to catch their dinner in the River Dane, near Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, younger sisters Amber and Jordanna remained at home with babysitters.

Oliver’s new book for children, called Fishing for Rainbows, which launched at Manchester’s Central Library at the end of June, features a female hero who saves the day and proves wholeheartedly that girls can fish too.

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