We’re a fishing charity

Produce genuine transformations in the behaviour of young people

Fishing charity

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

Get involved

I want to volunteer

We're always on the lookout for our next volunteers - so if you would like to lend some help or advice to us then click here!

Attend an event

We run a number of taster events throughout the year - why not come on down and give fishing a try!

Make a donation

Make a donation online and help us do more to help young people create opportunities for their future!

Latest news

Great Rod Race Fundraising Challenge!

Great Rod Race Fundraising Challenge!

Get Hooked on Fishing's 'Great Rod Race' challenge was a huge success thanks to volunteer, Ketan Sanghani's ambitious tour of the charity's projects across the country. Ketan caught eleven different species using coarse, lure, fly and sea fishing methods and was ably...

Get Hooked on ITV News

Get Hooked on ITV News

Get Hooked on Fishing has recently featured on ITV News!  The focus is all about how fishing can play an important part in getting young people outside and active.  It's also about Fishing as a tool for re-engaging young people in education.  You...

Vote Now for Get Hooked on Fishing

Vote Now for Get Hooked on Fishing

Vote for Get Hooked on Fishing now to win Aviva community funding and help change the lives of disadvantaged children this year. 'Angling for Brighter Futures' will provide an after-school angling programme and holiday support for deprived and vulnerable children....

GHOF © 2019 

Registered Charity No. 1132448

OSCR No. SC040038

Company Registration No. 06800071

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