A NEW project kicks off this month that aims to bring the benefits of angling to homeless people.
Anne Myers, a Level 2 Angling Coach from Liverpool, was contacted by the YMCA about a homeless man who used to fish but had his tackle stolen. After hearing his story, she was inspired to help, and alongside her team from the North West Angling Academy, they set up the pilot scheme.
It’ll take place on September 17 at Walton Hall Park lake in Liverpool, and Anne hopes it’ll be the start of a long and successful project.
“The aim is to coach them to a level of competence and then have fishing tackle securely stored at hostels that they can access,” Anne told us.
“We want to do something for these people and work with YMCAs across the country. Fishing can be a light at the end of the tunnel.”
Look out for further updates to this story after the pilot has taken place.