Funding Opportunity - Schools Fishing

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The Bradford Community Play & Development Service are delighted to announce that the Angling Trust are now inviting applications from Schools for funding up to £5'000 from their Get Fishing - Large Project Fund. The Get Fishing Fund is to encourage children to give fishing a go for the first time.

Fishing has many benefits for children and in particular now, given the trail of destruction that COVID-19 has left us with including : confidence building, skills development, co ordination, conduct, behaviour, patience, concentration & resilience.

Read more about the Get Fishing - Large Project Fund and apply now!!!

If your School is successful in your bid, The Bradford Community Play & Development Service can provide you with the following :

Farview Fishing Lakes is based in a beautiful location on the outskirts of Bradford

Below is an example of a fishing programme that we can deliver :

Transportation : Your School will need to arrange the transportation of children to and from the location.

Location : Farview Fishing Lakes, Lee Lane, Wilsden, Bradford BD16 1UF

Days : Any day , Monday – Friday (all year round, excluding school holidays)

Times : 10:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 15:00 (flexible but this allows for lunch, the cleansing of equipment for a possible change over of 8 more children)

Overview : Up to a maximum of 8 children fishing at any one time, supervised by two tutors.

All equipment will be provided by our Service and set up by tutors, ready for the arrival of the children on site.

On arrival, children will be briefed about the facility and informed about behaviour and expectations.

Each child will be allocated a shared peg (a space where they will remain throughout the session)

Each child will be provided with their own seat, bait and fishing tackle (including umbrella if needed)

Tutors will provide basic information about fishing and the various techniques used.

Children will be encouraged to fish independently with tutors available only to assist where and when necessary.

Children will find out about the species of fish they catch and will also have a photo opportunity if they wish to do so (School staff to arrange this) before the fish are returned safely back to the water.

Additional information provided by our Service :

Covid-19 safe specific risk assessment for fishing

Day fishing tickets for each participant

Rod & line licences for each participant

Public liability insurance

Basic first aid

Options available :

A 2 hour session fishing experience (10:00 - 12:00 or 13:00 - 15:00) - £250

A full day fishing experience (10:00 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 15:00) - £500

A series of days / weeks / months fishing experiences are available upon request.

Please email Lee Clapham at or contact 01274 435499 / 07582 101571






Published: 08/12/2020
Audience: All staff
Contact: Lee Clapham

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