FWT is a project that aims to get young people and adults from all backgrounds into Fly Fishing. It caters to a wide range of youth groups, not just those that are disadvantaged in some way. we would be delighted to hear from schools, any youth organisations and indeed parents who would like their offspring to become involved in fly fishing.Currently activity is centred in the North East of England principally within County Durham and North Yorkshire but it is hoped that the initiative may be expanded in the future.
Charitable status has been granted (Charity Number: 1126214) which has given this project the status it needs in order to tap into some of the funding streams that are available from within the voluntary sector.
FWT is the brain child of Tom Carroll who started work on the scheme in 2005 when he became aware that many young people in the area where he lives spent a large part of their leisure time hanging around on street corners with little to do with their out of school free time. As a result many of them got into trouble with the police for anti-social behaviour or were exposed to the use and abuse of drugs. However, despite the original driver that led to the creation of this project, the doors are now open to all comers.
NOMINATIONS & AWARDS
- Government RESPECT Nomination. Highly recommended 2005/6
- Shaw trust AWARD for Achievement in setting up a non profit group 2006
- Nominated for Achievement in teaching through fishing 2007
- Regional Winner 2008 of the Nationwide Community & Heritage Awards 2008
- National Finalist 2008 of the Nationwide Community & Heritage Awards 2008
- Outstanding Achievement nomanation 2010
- Highley commended Guardian Charity Awards 2012
- Scoot headline National winner 2014