Rewarding

Rewarding

In Scotland, the Blairgowrie team for Angling for Youth Development (AFYD) held its annual get together for young people, parents, volunteers and coaches at the end of November. Celebrating another successful year, the AGM was followed by a quiz and refreshments. John Cameron, co-ordinator for Blairgowrie AFYD says: “Acknowledging the […]

A windy Loch Walton

A windy Loch Walton

It was a windy Loch Walton on Sunday 16th September when the Members hosted young people from Blairgowrie, Angling for Youth Development, and the Menteith Cormorants, along with coaches and volunteer supporters. Reports are that the experience fishing from the boats was like fishing in the North Sea, with rain […]

Encouraging new anglers

Encouraging new anglers

Since receiving a small grant from Dreamstore, providing rods and nets and everything a beginner would require to get started, Craigmore Angling Association (CAA) has worked to invite hard-to-reach groups to have a go at angling. One of the successes of this past year has been Ladies Night, when a […]

Angling needs diverse approach to development

Angling needs diverse approach to development

Angling Unlimited in the West Midlands is one of the few substantial charities that uses angling as its core activity promoting social inclusion, community and individual development. The 2017 Annual Report from Angling Unlimited shows value angling in reaching individuals and communities. The range and scope of activities and participants […]

Learning new skills

Learning new skills

Dreamstore was enthusiastic when asked to support the Braidwood Trust School for the Deaf in a new programme which brought together angling, Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme and the School’s search for something new to encourage student learning and engagement. The initial approach had been to simply run a short […]

Getting organised

Getting organised

With a new angling season underway Dreamstore has created a new web-based resource for leaders and coaches in the voluntary sector. Our Dreamstore Academy course used an Angling Coaching Diary as a basic resource for each participant. When this was created it was in CD format. Updates to computer operating […]