Barry Morris, RNC, explains the value of angling to the College’s work:
The following is from a young man that I take fishing, for enrichment as well as part of his bronze duke of Edinburgh award. I won’t include his name here, as this was very personal to him. His whole family, apart from one brother, are visually impaired. He has never experienced anything like this before, and has formed a bond with his sighted brother for the first time thanks to fishing.
My brother asked me if I would go fishing with him at Christmas. So I said yes. We went to a pool near our house. It was nice as loads of the people fishing came to have a talk with us. We didn’t catch anything, but had to ‘fish’ out a dead bird. The fishing was fun and my brother showed me how to use his rods and that. First time that I had done anything like this with my brother. It made me feel good. He showed me how to fish without an alarm. It was pretty good.