Free Fishing Taster Sessions For Schools - Starting in April 2021 !!!

To be completed by:

Time: - | Venue:

Fishing is a great sport that can have a real positive impact on mental health and general well being given the trail of destruction that covid-19 has left behind including : confidence building, skills development, co-ordination, conduct, behaviour, patience, concentration, resilience and focus.

The Bradford Community Play & Development Service are delighted to be able to offer a “Free Taster Fishing Session" for Schools” starting after the 2021 Easter holiday period. Please see below for more details about this unique opportunity :


Dates : Any Tuesday am/pm  or Thursday am/pm as from Tuesday 13th April 2021 – Thursday 30th September (term time only and excludes June & July. Please see the available dates below :



Tuesday 13th or Thursday 15th

Tuesday 20th or Thursday 22nd

Tuesday 27th or Thursday 29th



Tuesday 4th or Thursday 6th

Tuesday 11th or Thursday 13th

Tuesday 18th or Thursday 20th

Tuesday 25th or Thursday 27th



Tuesday 7th or Thursday 9th

Tuesday 14th or Thursday 16th

Tuesday 21st or Thursday 23rd

Tuesday 28th or Thursday 30th


Times : 10:00 – 12:00 or 13:00 – 15:00 (flexible)


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

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

Overview : Up to a maximum of 8 children fishing at any one time over a 2 hour period, 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

DBS certified instructors


What we need from your School ?

To enable our Service to put together a timetable for Schools that are interested, please can you submit the following information no later than Friday 12th March 2021 to :

School / Academy name  

Person responsible name and email address  

Preferred date and time (from the selected dates listed from either 10:00 – 12:00 or 13:00 – 15:00) :

1st choice

2nd choice

3rd choice

Please note that preferred dates and times will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and limited to a maximum of one free session per School initially. This may increase to two or even three free sessions depending on the number of Schools that apply and want to get involved. Confirmation of your allocated date/s will be sent via email to your “Person responsible” and must be confirmed upon receipt.

Schools will also have the opportunity to book more sessions following their free taster session/s at a cost of £250 per session at a date and time to be arranged.  



Published: 22/02/2021
Audience: All School Staff
Contact: Lee Clapham

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