Justin has delivered sessions to our students at Southlands School for over 6 years. The sessions have been both at Southlands School and out in the community. He has a very positive approach to our students and engages well with them. He is evidently very experienced at what he does and genuinely cares.
Our students have not only developed their fishing skills but have learnt other valuable skills such as patience and a greater understanding of the countryside whilst gaining accreditation, which as a school is paramount.
IR is loving his sessions with you, they are really beneficial to him.
Director of Clinical Services
"Justin is a very friendly, caring and exceptionally knowledgeable fishing coach who has the gift of being able to transfer that knowledge to my son through patient verbal instruction and visual demonstration. My son, Josh has a number of difficulties including severe verbal and physical 'ticks' (Tourette's Syndrome), all of which are markedly improved as a result of his fishing sessions with Justin. Josh always returns relaxed and enthused and eagerly anticipating the next fishing session….. he catches loads of fish of all species with Justin and, just as importantly , he has learned how to carefully handle and return them unharmed. Josh enjoys every minute and learns every minute of every session. In less than a year he has passed his Level 1, 2 and 3 CAST awards. I fish myself, but I can't teach Josh half as well as Justin can."
Thank you for SS fishing, it really does make a difference to his mental health and he is always bright after your sessions.
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Nelson House Hospital