Tight Lines and Sky Sports Living for Sport team up for Hooked on Fishing

Last Updated: 06/08/13 10:55am

Tight Lines teamed up with Sky Sports Living for Sport to teach students how to fish - and you can see what happened right here.

A group of non-angling youngsters from Lampton School learnt the fundamentals of fishing and attempted to catch their first fish as part of the 'Get Hooked on Fishing' scheme.

Meanwhile, in the final week, the pupils tried to employ all the skills they had learned previously in order to take the lead and teach a team of younger children how to fish.

Throughout the series, the students aimed to implement the 'Six Keys to Success', the foundation of Sky Sports Living for Sport - a free initiative for secondary schools run in conjunction with the Youth Sport Trust that seeks to increase attainment and boost confidence.

The 'Six Keys' are mental toughness, hunger to achieve, people skills, sports and life knowledge, breaking barriers and planning for success - and to see how the pupils applied them, hit the links below...

Episode Six: Fantastic finale

The big day arrives as the 12 pupils pass on their wisdom to their younger schoolmates and teach them how to fish. The group's leadership skills are duly noted by Lampton School assistant head, Jason Hermon, who believes the students can take what they have learned into the classroom - and everyday life.

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Episode Five: The preparation game

The students gear up for their stint as angling teachers by learning the art of lure fishing, with help from expert Sam Edmonds. The group are also told in detail about the 'Six Keys to Success' and receive a visit from fishing fan and former Olympic decathlete, Dean Macey.

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Episode Four: Match-day surprise

There's a surprise in store for the students as England internationals Callum Dicks and Des Shipp drop in for a match with a difference - catching fish for points. But what strategy will the youngsters go for? And who will come out on top? Callum and Des are on hand to provide some expert advice and a very special prize...

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Episode Three: Broadening horizons

It's time to talk tactics - and introduce some different baits - as the group explores different fishing methods. Plus, we catch up with Charlie, an apprentice coach who is working his dream job. We're halfway through the project - so how are the students shaping up?

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Episode Two: School days

The students head into the classroom for a lesson with Tight Lines' fishing guru Keith Arthur, before braving the wet weather for another session on the riverbank where they learn some top tips from Get Hooked coach Lloyd Morgan and Olympic diver Pete Waterfield.

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Episode One: Getting started!

Sky Sports Living for Sport Athlete Mentor Waterfield is not just an Olympic silver medalist in diving - he's a keen angler, too! In fact Pete's diving career was kick-started when his dad made him learn to swim so he could go fishing, and he's keen to get the kids at Lampton School hooked as well.

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For more information on Sky Sports Living for Sport - including how to nominate your school to take part - simply visit the website.