Fishing has many benefits for mental health and wellbeing including confidence building, skills development, coordination, conduct, behaviour, patience, concentration and resilience.
Sessions are delivered at Farview Fishing Lakes which is based in a beautiful location on the outskirts of Bradford
Below is some information about what is provided :
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.
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 Tuesday or Thursday (February, March, April or May) excluding school holidays and weekends)
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)
Additional information provided by the service :
Specific risk assessment for fishing
Fire safety plan
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) - £450
A series of days / weeks / months fishing experiences are available upon request.
For more information:
Call: 01274 435499 or 07582 101571
Visit: Bradford Community Play & Development Service - Facebook page
Email: Lee Clapham at firstname.lastname@example.org
Read: Fishing Experience Brochure
See: Get Fishing For Wellbeing leaflet from Angling Trust