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Ex-Royal nanny offering fishing lessons

EX-ROYAL nanny Tiggy Legge-Bourke has a new job – holding fishing classes for women with angling aspirations.

The £350 weekend courses will be held at the BB on her family estate in the Welsh countryside.

Ms Legge-Bourke, who spent holidays with the Royal Family in Balmoral while she was nanny to Princes William and Harry between 1993 and 1999, originally learned to fish on the Scottish salmon rivers.

She said: “Fishing is the most magically wonderful pastime you can do.

“When a fresh 10lbs salmon takes your fly, it’s the best fun you can have with your clothes on.”

The 44-year-old now runs the Ty’r Chanter bed-and-breakfast as part of her family’s 6,000-acre Glanusk estate near Crickhowell, Powys, with her husband Charles Pettifer.

She said: “I have been lucky enough to grow up on the Usk.

“I think I was four when I caught my first trout on my own, and have been fishing ever since.

“I have been lucky enough to fish a number of Scottish rivers such as the Spey, the Helmsdale, the Brora, the Nith and the Oykle, and have caught quite a few salmon.”

The “Tiggy’s Fishy Days” courses – which will teach women and children how to fish – start next month.

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