GAC gives £35k of tackle to angling charity!

Paul Devlin (GAC), Jonathan Duncan (GHOF), Lesley Arkison (GHOF) and John Henderson (Hardy&Greys)
Glasgow Angling Centre and Hardy & Greys have teamed up to support a major fishing charity by providing them with £35,000 worth of new fishing equipment. Get Hooked On Fishing (GHOF) – which helps people find a better way in life through the sport – has been presented with a total of 500 rods, 500 reels and 1,000 spools of line, thanks to backing from Hardy & Greys, GAC and Chapman’s Angling. GAC’s managing director, Paul Devlin, explained: “these outfits will be sent all over the UK to the GHOF sites that help young people get into fishing. “I think it is a BIG deal and it’s something more suppliers and retailers should get involved in. We are always saying that we need to get youngsters into the sport – well, what are we all going to do about it?”

Ken Brewster, sales director at Hardy & Greys, said: “We have enthusiastically supported GHOF for a number of years and we do so simply because it is a great charity. It is tremendously successful at introducing young people to angling, something that everyone in our industry should be passionate about. “GHOF caters for underprivileged youngsters in particular. These are young people who, through certain circumstance, might not otherwise get the opportunity to try fishing.”

A GHOF spokesman added: “It is a registered charity and has been in existence for approximately eight years. We work with all ages and abilities but our focus tends to be on working with children and young people. “We seek to engage with local communities, particularly those who have high levels of economic or social deprivation, and seek to involve them in determining the particular nature of the activities undertaken.

If you would like to volunteer for GHOF or would like to know more about the work they do with young people then please visit for more information. GHOF will also be running taster sessions for kids at the Glasgow Angling Centre Open Weekend Event on the nearby canal basin on the 29th and 30th of September 2012!