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Our own passion for angling, working with others and a recognition of the therapeutic abilities of engaging with nature led us to create Cast A Thought.

As a result of running several small community events and seeing the positive outcomes that were achieved, in 2022 we became a CIC, Community Interest Company, taking things to the next level and focusing our time and energy into Cast A Thought, full time.

We now provide programmes of fishing activities and projects to act as a tools to support the mental health and wellbeing of children, young people and adults at various locations across the country.


Working in partnership with local government, police authorities, organisations and communities.

Our Mission

Our Mission

At Cast A Thought CIC our mission is to provide children, young people and adults, with the tools and mechanisms for dealing with their mental health and wellbeing, through holistic, accessible for all, non-judgemental fishing activities.

Accessibility is key to what we do.

We aim to be as inclusive and accessible as is safely and realistically achievable for the services we provide.

Children fishing

Our Vision

At Cast A Thought, our primary goal is to harness the therapeutic power of fishing activities to promote mental health and well-being across all age groups.

Our specific aims and objectives are as follows:

    1.    Supporting Children, Young People, and Adults:

  • To provide inclusive and accessible fishing programs that cater to the diverse needs of children, young people, and adults.

  • To create a supportive environment where participants can develop essential life skills, resilience, and a sense of achievement through fishing activities.

    2.    Mental Health and Well-being:

  • To enhance mental health and well-being by utilising the calming and meditative aspects of fishing.

  • To raise awareness about the positive impact of outdoor activities, specifically fishing, on mental health.

    3.    Addressing Social Isolation:

  • To reach out to and support adults at risk of social isolation through community-based fishing events.

  • To foster a sense of belonging and camaraderie among participants, reducing feelings of loneliness and isolation.

    4.    Long-Term Health Issues:

  • To tailor fishing programs to the unique needs of individuals with long-term health issues, providing a therapeutic outlet for physical and mental well-being.

  • To collaborate with healthcare professionals to integrate fishing activities into holistic health management plans.

    5.    Education and Outreach:

  • To educate the community about the benefits of fishing for mental health and well-being.

  • To actively engage with schools, community centres, and healthcare providers to promote the understanding and adoption of our programs.

    6.    Environmental Stewardship:

  • To instil a sense of environmental responsibility by promoting sustainable fishing practices.

  • To educate participants about the importance of preserving natural habitats and ecosystems for future generations.

At Cast a Thought, we are dedicated to creating meaningful and lasting positive impacts on the mental health and well-being of individuals while fostering a sense of community and environmental consciousness.

Our Partners

We work with organisations and individuals from across the country.

Without their support we couldn't do what we do.

If you'd like to become a partner and support Cast A Thought, get in touch via our contact page.

Our Partners Say

"Kent Police came across Cast A Thought when looking to provide a fishing diversion program for young people ages 13-17 years.  Having run a successful pilot in 2023 we are now working to deliver the program regularly in Maidstone and trying to roll it out countywide. They are phenomenal at what they do and they work very hard in partnerships with other agencies.  There is nothing that is too much for them and they are ensure their skills are passed over to everyone they meet. We are looking forward to what the future holds with Fish-Fest and working further in partnership to continue making this program a success."

PCSO Kirsty Greaves - Maidstone Community Safety Unit


When it feels disheartening to learn that trauma changes the brain, remember that healing changes the brain, too.

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Meet the Team

Meet the volunteers who make up Cast A Thought

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