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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.

Having a go at the Go Fishing Show

By way of immersion, I spent the weekend of 18th and 19th of July at the Go Fishing Show at Cudmode Fisheries. It offered me the opportunity to spend time with the GHOF team providing 20 minute coaching sessions to young people, but also to meet many more people involved in angling and find out about coarse fishing (something I was completely new to).

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Getting involved

Fishing as an intervention tool for working with young people appears to have been used for many years but there is little evidence or research on what such work may comprise, and the effects it can have remains anecdotal.  One of the aims therefore of the research into the 'Social and Community Benefits of Angling' is to identify and evidence how fishing is being used  to engage young people, particularly those who may be socially marginalized either due to poverty, their location, disability, or anti-social behaviour.

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