Get Hooked on Fishing uses angling to engage young people, help them set goals and get onto a positive pathway. It is a model that has been successfully pioneered in England and which now engages over 5,000 young people through 15 schemes nationwide.
14:19 Fund investment will develop a flagship base of operations for the first Scottish scheme at Broom Fishery in Annan, with a view to extending this successful model into Scotland. Targeting young people aged 14 and over who are at risk of social exclusion, recruitment will initially be from across Dumfries and Galloway. Get Hooked on Fishing is aiming to become self-sustaining through providing fishing goods and services.