NOT JUST A SPORT – ANGLING CAN BE A SO­CIAL SER­VICE!

Angling Times (UK) - - MEMORABLE QUOTES -

AS A trustee of Get Hooked on Fish­ing I spend as much free time as I can vol­un­teer­ing at our Northala Fields flag­ship project.

De­spite the name, GHoF is more a char­ity for chil­dren and young peo­ple that uses angling as a tool to con­nect and in­ter­act with them. Many who come to us have is­sues that pre­vent them ac­cept­ing the nor­mal rou­tine of school, or even home, life.

It’s in­cred­i­ble to see the changes achieved by talk­ing to them and treat­ing them as equals, and there’s no greater lev­eller than angling for that.

I’m look­ing for­ward to much more of that and, hope­fully, some bet­ter week­end weather for our Fam­ily Fish­ing Days.

These are when we all put on one of GHoF’s other hats and work to in­tro­duce non-an­glers to our sport.

Fam­ily Fish­ing Days are ea­gerly awaited by young­sters.

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