Angling on Prescription
I’m a Level 2 Tridiscipline (sea, coarse and fly) angling coach, director of Devon Fishing Guides and a qualified teacher, angling writer - publishing both books and articles in a number of fishing magazines - graphic artist and Angling Trust coach educator with over fifty years’ experience of fishing in the South West. During this time, I have amassed a considerable body of angling knowledge and it is my great pleasure to share that knowledge and experience with others, be they individuals, families or groups from school or work.
During and beyond the last decade in particular, I have worked with people from a range of backgrounds, including many who sought the tranquility and release from stress that can be achieved through angling. The right atmosphere is key to this being successful, with trust and comfort both crucial for an enjoyable experience, especially for those to whom life has not always been kind. I know first hand how much difference this can make and, while I know that it can be hard to gain an impression of someone through words penned on a page, perhaps the following comments from independent reviews and articles from others might give you an insight into my manner with the people that I coach:
Roger Goulding (Super Natured) (5 Stars on Google)
'An absolutely outstanding coach who helps us run our young peoples programmes in Devon. Kind, gentle manner and vast knowledge for helping anyone, whatever their level of experience.'
Edward Baker — Plymouth Fishing & Seafood Association (pfsa.uk)
'Under the gentle and experienced instruction of Martyn Green Devon Fishing Guides every young person caught at least one fish each. They used ground and floating rigs, learnt how to cast and bait a hook and caught mackerel, garfish, dogfish, pollack and a conger eel!'
There are also numerous reviews on Google, which may be helpful. I have placed a link below should you find this useful.
'What is Social Prescribing?
Many things can affect our health and wellbeing – and sometimes these problems cannot be fixed just by medicine or visiting a doctor. That’s where social prescribing comes into play by connecting people to practical and emotional community support, through social prescribing Link Workers based in GP practices. In this way, social prescribing provides people with greater control over their healthcare in a way that suits them, and it can especially help people who:
have one or more long-term conditions
need support with their mental health
are lonely or isolated
have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing'
Source: National Academy for Social Prescribing – www.socialprescribingacademy.org.uk
In regard to activities, the following are a sample of what could be done:
Stillwater lake or fishery coarse fishing trips
Talks and presentation
Sea fishing from shore
Sea fishing from boat
Fly fishing for Trout
Fly fishing for coarse species
Tying flies for sea, coarse or game species
Perhaps the best approach is to give me a ring on 07704 602180 to discuss what might be appropriate for the people that you have in mind, whether it might be an experiential session or a six week program designed to get them to the point of fishing independently.
My email, should you prefer, is Martyn.firstname.lastname@example.org
Recently I wrote a continuing professional development module for angling coaches on angling and mental health, discussing how fishing could help with both mental and physical health. If you are interested, it can be found with the link below:
Guided fishing trips by Martyn Green, Angling Trust Level 2 Tridiscipline (Sea, Coarse and Fly Fishing) Coach, Coach Educator and author of 'The Challenge ...' series of sea fishing books, etc.
Mobile: 07704 602180