young people

County Angling Action Groups (CAAGs)- what role will they play in developing young people's opportunities?

One of the key features of the Angling Development Board’s development strategy is the introduction of County Angling Action Groups (CAAGs). But what is it that they do? And what impact are the likely to have on developing young people’s angling opportunities?

I decided to visit two CAAGs to find out what was involved.

Unlocking young people’s potential: CAST project and Newstead Village SOS project.

CAST project in Nottingham is part of the Future Newstead community group that has just been chosen to take part in Village SOS. They competed with communities across the UK to gain funds to transform an old spoil heap created by the former colliery into a sustainable, eco-sensitive Country Park that will improve local quality of life. Central to the plans will be the development of a fishing venue and education centre.

Transforming ‘empty landscapes’: A visit to Borderlines

In August, I visited a project working in Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway and across the Scottish Borders. Chris Bowman and Clive Mitchelhill have been delivering fishing experiences for young people in the area for the last 12 years, and in 2005 went on to set up Borderlines as a not for profit company.  

Charlton's Pond (Billingham)

I have been spending much of my Saturdays visiting the junior fishing matches being held at Charlton pond over the summer. GHOF Dave Munt was involved in the clean up of the original pond that has made it into the accessible, young people friendly community hub that it is now.

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