We made several short films to illustrate what young men get out of their hobbies and how these activities can help build confidence and self-belief. These interviews were with Jack, whose passion is fishing, and John, a fishing coach on the ‘Get Hooked on Fishing’ youth programme at Bradshaw Hall Fisheries, Bolton, part of a national charity called ‘Get Hooked on Fishing’. 

‘Get Hooked on Fishing’ recognises the positive benefits of getting involved in activities you enjoy.to children, young people, families and communities and uses fishing as a medium through which to develop young people’s confidence and personal and social skills. Its coaches and peer mentors support  fun, interactive interactive sessions across the UK, with knock-on effects which often include better engagement with schools and communities.

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