Get Hooked on Fishing is a registered charity that provides positive experiences, life skills and opportunities. Using mentors and qualified coaches, we engage young people in a range of angling-based activities and initiatives that are proven to develop their personal and social skills and improve their relationship with the community.
The GHOF project was established in 2000 to prevent young people from choosing a life of crime and now has a proven track record of delivering social inclusion, improvements in school attendance and educational achievement.
Angling is very effective intervention tool which can produce a genuine transformation in the behaviour of young people. It also improves outcomes across the breath of disadvantaged young lives while creating a greater sense of worth and purpose.
Key Characteristics of the GHOF Charity:
- Drawing on disaffected young people through their fascination with the 'otherness' of fish and the excitement of catching.
- A mixed range of activities that maintain interest, including sports coaching, environmental education, community restoration projects, peer mentoring and more.
- Participating in activities within Greenspaces has long been associated with improved wellbeing and is thought to reduce attention fatigue and facilitate mental restoration. Water has also been associated with improved self-esteem and mood